Winter Cocktails

Winter Cocktails

 What are you drinking this winter?

Here are a few ideas on how to drink your Winter Gin and Truffle Gin at home with video demonstrations. 

Plus here's how to make our famous mulled gin recipe that we serve at our cellar door over winter...
Mulled Gin

750ml Shiraz wine
2 cups of orange juice
2 star anise pods
3 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange thinly sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup apple juice
5 x 30ml shots of 
Gin 10 ‘Wild and Spicy’

Warm all ingredients together (excluding the gin) in a saucepan and simmer for five minutes. Add the gin to the saucepan just before serving. Serve in an old-fashioned glass and garnish with cloves and orange peel. (Serves ten)
Don't be shy when it comes to experimenting with our Winter Gin. With those distinctive wintry notes of orange, cassia bark and pepper berry it will go beautifully in our mulled gin recipe or simply topped with ginger ale. Or try it in our Winter Negroni recipe below...  
Winter Negroni

30ml Winter Gin
30ml Okar Amaro 
30ml Maidenii Sweet Vermouth.

Mix all ingredients into a mixing glass, top with ice and stir. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with an apple slice. 
Hot Buttered Winter Gin
60ml Apple Juice
20ml Sugar syrup (infused with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and orange)
1 x Cinnamon quill
1 x Orange peel
1 x knob of butter
Heat all ingredients together until the flavours have infused. Serve warm in a goblet glass. Garnish with the cinnamon quills and orange peel. Magnificent! 
When mixing the Truffle Gin, keep it simple to showcase the delicate flavours of the truffles...
Dry Truffle Martini

60ml Truffle Gin
5ml Maidenii Dry Vermouth 

Mix the gin and vermouth together into a mixing glass, top with ice and stir. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme, an olive or two and a dusting of truffle shavings if you have this on hand. 
Truffle Gin & Soda

1 part Truffle Gin
3 parts soda water
1 x rosemary twig
Olives or lemon zest
Cracked black pepper

Simply combine all ingredients in the serving glass over ice. Garnish with rosemary, olives or lemon zest and crack some black peppercorns over the top. 
Brandy Old Fashioned

60 ml Ochre brandy

1 sugar cube

Several dashes Angostura bitters

Soda water

1 (1/2-inch-thick) orange slice

1 Cinnamon Stick


Place the sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass and splash it with the bitters. Add a dash of soda water (just enough to dissolve the sugar), the orange slice. Gently muddle to crush the fruit but not pulverize it. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the brandy. Top off with soda and garnish with cinnamon stick.


 Spicy Winter Gin Classic

The Winter Gin combines the flavours of juniper and winter botanicals including nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, orange, & native pepper berry so you can simply serve it with ginger ale for a spicy twist and garnish it with a slice of apple and star anise. 



30ml Ochre Brandy

30ml Benedictine

Pour the liquors into a brandy balloon. Stir well. Add ice if you like. You can also use the back of a bar spoon to gently float the brandy on top of the liqueur.



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