The party season is the perfect excuse to discover a new signature drink. The pick this summer? A Tasmanian gin with a citrus burst.
Move over frosé, negroni and spritzes – this new home-grown tipple is a serious contender to become the drink of summer ’19/’20. Gin has been one of the biggest drinks trends in recent years as distillers have become increasingly creative with botanicals and other ingredients. Now Forty Spotted Australian Citrus Gin has raised the bar with a fresh take that’s perfectly suited to long, hot days and balmy nights. Blending juicy orange and complex pine notes with the more traditional flavour of juniper berries, the artisanal Tasmanian gin is equal parts elegant and refreshing. Serve with plenty of ice, a generous splash of dry tonic, and a slice and a squeeze of freshly cut orange (see the recipe, below) for a playful yet sophisticated twist on a classic gin and tonic that’s worthy of being the signature drink at any summer soirée.