Butterscotch brings home winter

Light the fire, sit back and prepare to meet winter’s new cocktail hero. Without giving away all our secrets, our butterscotch schnapps has been a winter favourite since it hit the shelves for two simple reasons; a top-secret recipe of real butterscotch and our signature ingredient — pink lady apples. Fruit is essential to creating authentic traditional schnapps and it is the addition of apples that brings that ‘home-cooked’ sweetness that butterscotch fans can’t get enough of. And what’s the most popular way to drink this winter treat? In a warm mug of spiked cappuccino, also known as the ‘Schnappychino’, ...
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Glühwein to warm your soul

You can’t have winter without a mug of piping hot glühwein. This sweet, warming blend of red wine, herbs and winter spices will have you singing from the snow-capped mountaintops. In fact, glühwein has been a traditional winter staple throughout western Europe for around 600 years. And it is not difficult to deduce why it has been popular for so long. Glühwein is German for ‘glow wine’. As the name suggests, its warm temperature and boozy base will have you glowing with warmth from head to toe. This winter brew is both soul warming and simple to put together (with ...
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A gin cocktail for all seasons

World Gin Day coincides perfectly with the official opening of the Aussie snow season, which brings gin appreciation into sharp focus here at the distillery as we celebrate these annual events. But while we like to think of our pure Snowy Mountains gin a hero of the winter months, we know that many gin aficionados are equally enthusiastic about serving gin cocktails to bookend more summery pursuits. So we’ve asked our wildbrumby team to nominate their favourite year-round gin tipples so we can bring you the cream of the crop for creating at home regardless of the prevailing weather ...
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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 only available in winter that makes delicious cocktails (read on) and now ranks as 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. Schnapps is native ...
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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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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 your ...
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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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Four devilish cocktails to warm your soul

Sweet and sinful with just the right amount of sting – our wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps is the brilliant combination of habanero chili and pink lady apples. This schnapps has converted chilli rejecters, and inspired new flavour possibilities in the minds of life-long chilli lovers. On days where all four seasons want to make an appearance, chilli would have to be the perfect ingredient to play with in cocktails. It’s soul warming against a cool breeze, and vibrantly zing-y under a glowing sun. You can enjoy these cocktails hot or iced – and to top it off, the flavour combinations ...
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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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