Give bartending a shot with these easy cocktail recipes.
The bars in Melbourne may be closed due to lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an evening tipple. Whether you want to try something new or you want to have a go at making your own cocktails, here are some quick and easy recipes from Australian Distilling Co. that are sure to please your taste buds.
According to the team at Australian Distilling Co., these cocktail recipes capture the essence of Australia using local ingredients. “For those spending more time at home, there is no better time to sharpen your mixology skills and recreate a tasteful cocktail, to make lockdown that little bit easier and become the ultimate bartender at home,” they said.
In this list, you will find classic style cocktails like their Homegrown Negroni. Of course, there are cocktails for the adventurous type too, like the Cherry Gin Fizz. Create these simple recipes at home for your own, private happy hour. Or, share these recipes with your friends and try them out together over a video call.
1. Australian Distilling Co. Aussie Bramble
You will need:
- 50 ml Australian Distilling Co. Gin
- 20 ml Lemon Juice
- 20 ml Sugar Syrup
- 10 ml Australian Distilling Co. Shiraz Gin
Combine Australian Distilling Co. Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well for at least 15 seconds. Strain into a double rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with crushed ice and drizzle Australian Distilling Co. Shiraz Gin over the top. Then, garnish with thinly sliced orange peel.
2. Australian Distilling Co. Ginger Fresh
You will need:
- 30 ml Australian Distilling Co. Vodka
- 10 ml Ginger Liqueur
- 10 ml Aloe Vera Juice
- Sparkling Wine
Combine Australian Distilling Co. Vodka, ginger liqueur and juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for at least 15 seconds. After that, strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Then, garnish with edible flowers.
3. Australian Distilling Co. Cucumber Gibson
You will need:
- 60 ml Bondi Gin
- 5 ml Cocktail Onion Juice
Combine Bondi Gin and juice in a mixing glass and stir. Pour into a coupe glass and then garnish with cocktail onions wrapped in cucumber strips.
4. Australian Distilling Co. Homegrown Negroni
You will need 20 ml each of:
- Melbourne Gin
- Bitter Orange
- Rosso Vermouth
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and then stir for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour into a double rocks glass with one large ice cube. Then, garnish with an orange wheel.
5. Australian Distilling Co. Cherry Gin Fizz
- 60 ml Sydney Gin
- 5 to 6 Pitted Cherries
- 2 tsp Caster Sugar
- 15 ml Lime Juice
- 120 ml Club Soda
Purée cherries with sugar. Stir in lime juice. Add 1/2 cup of ice into a double rocks glass and pour in the purée, gin and club soda. After that, gently stir to incorporate. Garnish with a lime wedge and cherry.
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