Summer is finally here! And while thanks to La Niña it’s raining and pretty dismal most days, that doesn’t mean your cocktail game has to be. Thanks to award winning spirits brands including Silent Pool Gin, Cazcabel Tequila, Hotel Starlino, Kavka Vodka and Don Papa Rum, there is a classy and divine cocktail suited to all tastes and beverage preferences this festive season.
SILENT POOL FLAMINGO
The intricately crafted Silent Pool Gin features 24 unique botanicals and is made using locally sourced ingredients from the Silent Pool, in Surrey United Kingdom. So, if you’re looking for your new favourite cocktail that tastes exactly like Summer in a glass, look no further than this fierce and fruity flamingo number!
50mL Silent Pool Gin
25mL Lime Juice
15mL Peach Liqueur
15mL Raspberry Liqueur
Add ingredients to shaker with cubed ice and shake.
Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Blessed by Don Cazcabel, the mythical Mexican curador and “Snakeman” of the Jalisco Mountains, the Cazcabel Tequila range is locally grown and is one of the fastest growing tequila brands in the world. At the heart of the Cazcabel range is the Blanco Tequila which is fresh and crisp, with a rustic hit of earthy agave – perfect for mixing with delicious summer berries!
60ml Cazcabel Blanco Tequila
25ml Cranberry Juice
25ml Pomegranate Juice
25ml Lime Juice
5ml Agave Syrup
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with cubed ice. Shake hard and until ice is cold. Strain into a short balloon glass and garnish.
Glass: Short Balloon Glass
Garnish: Mint and Dried Orange Wheel
HOTEL STARLINO ROSÉ SPRITZ
Looking to add a touch of relaxed elegance to your Summer drinking? Hotel Starlino’s all-natural flavoured range is perfectly versatile and refreshing – making it the perfect cocktail for all your festive celebrations.
2 Parts Starlino Rosé
1 Part Prosecco
1 Part Soda Water
A slice of pink grapefruit to garnish
Mix 2-parts Starlino Rosé with 1 part Prosecco, and 1 part Soda water in a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
Description automatically generated with low confidence KAVKA HONEY SMASH
Kavka is a premium vodka distilled and bottled in Poland that has recently launched in Australia. Made using traditional production methods from the 19th Century, Kavka is reminiscent of how Polish Vodka used to taste: bold and full of personality. Adding to the uniqueness, Kavka has delicious apple and plum notes, which makes it taste smoother than most other vodkas.
40 ml Kavka Vodka
20 ml lemon or lime juice
10 ml honey
Apple to garnish
Pour vodka, lemon or lime juice and honey into a tall glass with ice. Add ginger beer and stir. Garnish with apple slices.
Description automatically generatedTHE DON PAPA OLD FASHIONED
Don Papa Rum, a premium aged, single-Island rum from the Philippines, has officially arrived on Australian shores. Made exclusively on the Philippine Island of Negros Occidental, known locally as ‘Sugarlandia’, Don Papa Rum is inspired by the history and mythology of Sugarlandia- a majestic experience where everything is not always as it seems. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy rum this summer, why not try one of Don Papa’s signature cocktails, the Don Old Fashioned.
50ml Don Papa Rum
Bar Spoon Pure Cane Syrup
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
Expressed Orange peel
Add all to mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill, then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with expressed orange peel.