How to make a truly magical martini

How to make a truly magical martini

The martini is truly 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

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 (watch the video below). 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 — ...
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Low ABV

Low-abv cocktails you will love

Whether you’re at a party or just kicking back on a sunny afternoon, everyone loves a cheeky cocktail or two! But sometimes a full standard drink isn’t what we’re after. Plenty of Australians are choosing to drink less, but drink better. Whatever the reason for being alcohol-volume conscious, no one wants to suffer flavourless fizzy drinks or mocktail cordials. This is where the low-abv cocktail (low-alcohol-by-volume) comes in. We’ve put together a list of flavoursome low-abv cocktails that will keep you present for the party. The key ingredient to all of them? Our wildbrumby schnapps of course! _____________________ Negroni Americano ...
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Why mango is our summer cocktail hero

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 schnapps ...
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Schnappy Christmas Tree

Have yourself a schnappy gin-filled Christmas

We’ve got all the ingredients to add a dash of magic to your festivities this year. Let’s raise a glass to Christmas 2020. It’s been one heck of a ride getting here, but like a true Christmas miracle, this festive season looks set to deliver the fun-filled celebrations we’ve been dreaming of all 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 ...
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Dandelion & Honey schnapps is in full bloom

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 off a rich herbaceous and ...
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Negroni

Warming cocktails to make this winter

Here at wildbrumby, wintertime is our favourite season! Roaring fireplaces, snow angels, ski slopes and snowflakes – the world is a little more magical at this time of the year. Ok, maybe winter looks a bit different to you. But we think you’ll agree that this season isn’t complete without a mug of hot gluhwein or a steamy winter warmer. So, to toast the winter, we’re sharing a few must-try winter cocktail recipes so you can re-create the spirit of the Snowies in your own home. Here’s a hot tip… The secret to any warm cocktail is to pre-heat ...
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The Perfect Bellini

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 ...
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The spirit of winter is Baked Apple Schnapps

The spirit of winter is Baked Apple Schnapps

Imagine a deliciously warming, mountain schnapps that blends the sweet spirit of Australian pink lady apples with traditional wintery spices spices; cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Distilled in ‘Florence’ our small batch pot still, Baked Apple Schnapps is a sumptuous fireside tipple added to our range two years ago, and now one of our most anticipated seasonal schnapps. Blending blissfully with award-winning wildbrumby gin for a wintery martini, it is also the inspiration behind our winter Negroni, which combines Baked Apple Schnapps with our classic gin and a dash of homemade Italian bitters. So what is schnapps? Schnapps is native ...
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How To Mix It With Pink Gin

How To Mix It With Pink Gin

It is the question on the tip of every tongue. What do you mix with your Pink Gin? Just when you thought gin could not get any more popular, along came the pink variety. We launched our raspberry-infused Rubus Patch gin in 2017, and since then interest in these fruity variations of gin has gone through the roof. But if a bottle of beautiful Pink Gin landed in your liquor cabinet today, would you know which mixers and garnishes to employ to flatter those luscious fruity notes? This task is not as simple as many would think, and to find ...
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