Melbourne Fruit Cup
“What is spring without a fruit cup?” says Byrne. “Classically made with Pimm’s – a gin-based apéritif sweetened and flavoured with herbs – fruit cups, also known as summer cups, can be made simply with vermouth and gin, like this version. You can use whatever brands you like, but I’ve opted for products produced in Melbourne to make this a truly Melburnian fruit cup.”
30 ml Maidenii classic vermouth 30 ml Melbourne Gin Company gin 45 ml Capi dry ginger ale 45 ml Capi lemonade
Ice cubes, to serve Sliced strawberries and basil leaves, to garnish 1 Combine vermouth and gin in a chilled Collins glass, then gently pour in ginger ale and lemonade.
2 Carefully top with ice to retain the fizz, then garnish with strawberries and basil.