Why vodka is the spirit of autumn

We’re calling it. Autumn is for Australian vodka! Our Kosciuszko Vodka was born in the Snowy Mountains – just 22km from Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. And because it is blended with pristine snow melt, the mountains’ beautiful, yet volatile, nature lives in its DNA. So why is our vodka the perfect spirit for autumn? It combines a clean, crisp flavour profile with a smoothness that only premium vodka is known for - perfect for the in-between time of the year when you’ve retired your swimmers to the back of the cupboard, but you’re just not ready to pull ...
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How to make a truly magical martini

The martini is a prince among cocktails, oozing style and panache in every sip. But for a drink that has endured so long through the ages, it remains stubbornly difficult to master. Many will tell you the secret to mixing a great martini comes down to selecting the right ingredients and then balancing them perfectly. But there are a few other factors you need to consider when embarking on this fascinating journey. So, what exactly is a martini? At the most simplistic level, it is a cocktail made from a blend of gin and vermouth, and then garnished with ...
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Four fantastic raspberry cocktails

It’s raspberry season and that means two things. Picnics with friends in the autumn sun and blushing pink glasses filled with schnappy, raspberry cocktails. Our seasonal wildbrumby raspberry schnapps is sweet, tart and a little bit sassy. This vibrant berry has a knack for bringing excitement to any drink. Which is why we keep an organically grown raspberry patch mere steps from our distillery door. Each raspberry from our patch is plucked by hand in their prime from a ripe maroon harvest and turned into one of two things: our famous rubus patch gin, or — our scrumptious wildbrumby raspberry ...
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Apple schnapps is a bitter-sweet delight

Apples have been used in the creation of schnapps ever since our European ancestors first came up with this wonderful, warming mountain drink, and we can confirm they make a heavenly schnapps! Here in Australia, we are lucky to have orchards growing some of the best apples on earth – from the sweet delight of pink varieties to the sour bite of the Granny Smith. Our pink lady apple schnapps is akin to biting into a freshly picked apple, and for many she’s the go-to option for schnapps on the rocks. But she’s also an incredibly versatile cocktail ingredient And ...
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Why mango is our summer cocktail hero

Mangoes are the summertime fruit that can be enjoyed any time of the day. From jazzing up morning cereal bowls to elevating the humble pavlova and making salads exciting, mangoes are everywhere at this time of year and they go in just about everything. So, of course we had to make a mango schnapps! Selecting the highest quality mangoes is only the start of our mango schnapps making process. The fruit is fermented at our alpine distillery before being distilled and bottled in our signature frosted bottles. At wildbrumby distillery, we’re proud to make exceptional schnapps. And with this ...
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Ring in Christmas with sour cherry cocktails

Bring out the champagne glasses – it's sour cherry schnapps season! Christmas is all about great company and fabulous food. Lunch tables overflow with prawns and sweet, heart-shaped cherries. Their pits decorating the table come dinner time. So, what happens to their smaller, less common cousins – the sour, morello cherry? These deep ruby morsels are gifted with a complex flavour that we believe was made for our sour cherry schnapps! Sour cherries, like the morello cherry have been used in liqueurs all over Europe for centuries. The most famous being Kirshwasser, meaning “cherry water”, from the Black Forrest region ...
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Schnappy Christmas Tree

Have yourself a schnappy Christmas

We’ve got all the ingredients to add a dash of magic to your festivities this year. Fine food and drink are the hallmarks of the silly season, and while we’ve never let a lack of snow get in the way of the great Australian Christmas, traditional mulled beverages just don’t cut it this time of the year. For most of us, summertime celebrations are spent beside the pool or the barbie where ice-cold beer and cocktails are the stars of the show. So whether it’s a sparkling peach bellini, sour cherry martini, or a limited-edition pink gin & tonic that ...
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Get luscious with Limoncello

Simple, sophisticated, and full of zest! This scrumptious, schnappy take on an old Italian favourite is bursting with lemon and just loves to be paired with something cold and carbonated. Steeped in the history of Southern Italy, each family would perfect their own unique limoncello recipe to serve up to esteemed guests as a digestif. Wildbrumby's own recipe was inspired by a trip to Naples, with perfectly sweet citrus notes from the zest of locally-sourced lemons. If you’re already a fan of our limoncello, you might be familiar with our two favourite ways to serve this warm weather treat: ...
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Craft the perfect Bellini at home

You’ve likely enjoyed a Bellini before. Maybe you swapped out a mimosa for one over brunch or enjoyed a few as a summertime aperitif. But, do you know the history of this near century-old drink? Sometime between 1934 and 1948, a Venetian Bar owner named Giuseppe Cipriani created the Bellini cocktail – a bubbly peach drink that would be celebrated for decades to come. Originally, the Bellini cocktail was made with prosecco and peach puree or peach nectar. It’s a combination that creates a stunning pink hue. The drink’s colour reminded Cipriani of a pink toga worn by a saint ...
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Dandelion & Honey schnapps is in full bloom

Wildflowers are in bloom, the sun is out, and the mountains are singing for adventure. Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating with a floral, herbaceous and honey-sweet treat - our Dandelion & Honey schnapps. Incorporating wild, handpicked dandelion flowers and local alpine honey with a base of our Pink Lady Apple schnapps. This is a seasonal schnapps made to be savoured for as long as our dandelions are in bloom. You may be asking yourself, why dandelion? This vibrant yellow flower is highly aromatic and known as one of the most common edible flowers.  In teas and drinks, dandelion gives ...
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