Summer is best enjoyed with a cold drink in hand. So if you’re tired of the old classics or looking to up your cocktail game, try these three original cocktails featuring medal-winning spirits from the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirit Awards.
Crafted by some of Australia’s best cocktail folk, these chilly concoctions are great with friends or in a deckchair on your own.
Created by Simon Hough – The Flour Factory, WA
- 30ml Beenleigh White Rum
- 20ml Muscatel
- 15ml Lime Juice (reserve rind for garnish)
- 30ml Orange Juice
- 15ml Orgeat Syrup
- 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
- 1 Mint sprig
- 1 Orange zest
- 10ml oloroso sherry
Shake all ingredients together, strain into copper mug with crushed ice.
Garnish with mint sprig, orange zest, half lime filled with oloroso sherry and a final dash of bitters.
Created by Steven Mullenger, Aaron Robinson and Joel Wilson – Animus Distillery, VIC
- 45ml Animus Macedon Dry Gin
- 90ml Pomegranate Juice
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 30ml Rosemary Syrup
- Soda Water
Load a tulip glass with ice. Add pomegranate juice, Macedon Dry Gin and rosemary syrup. Top with soda water and garnish with sprig of rosemary.
Created by Manly Spirits Co., NSW
- 50ml Manly Spirits Marine Vodka
- 20ml Blue Curacao
- 100ml Lemonade
- 1 orange slice
- Ice cubes
- Glass: Highball
Pour vodka and blue curacao in a shaker with ice, shake well.
Strain into ice filled tall glass, top with lemonade, garnish and serve.