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Dandelion & Honey schnapps is in full bloom

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Wildflowers are in bloom, the sun is out, and the mountains are singing for adventure. 

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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 floral flavour often served alongside honey and lemon.

Local alpine honey is a key ingredient in our Dandelion & Honey schnapps too.

As bees busily venture from plant to plant, the taste of the snowy mountains in spring is collected into each drop of their gorgeous golden honey.

For us, the vibrant notes of wildflowers and local alpine honey are the true flavours of spring. So, where does the idea of floral schnapps come from?

Herbs and flowers, like dandelion, have a long history in liquor creation. Particularly in Western Europe where many traditional alcoholic beverages consumed in springtime, and beyond, are herbal liqueurs and aromatised fortified wines.

Today, you’re bound to come across plenty of cocktails celebrating springtime with herbaceous and floral flavours.

Here’s how we like to drink it:

Our Dandelion & Honey schnapps is delectable served neat or over ice. You can also try it as a boilermaker with your favourite lager after a long mountain bike ride or enjoy it in a simple cocktail like our Angry Bee. What better way to celebrate spring than with a floral and honey forward refresher?

How to make the Angry Bee:

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps 60mL
Fresh Lemon Juice 15mL
Soda Water
An edible flower

Method:
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and fresh lemon juice. Stir in ingredients and top with high-quality soda water.

Want to make this drink extra special? First, add ice to your highball glass and fill it halfway with soda water. To a cocktail shaker, add ice, fresh lemon juice, our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and shake well.

Using the cocktail shaker will thoroughly mix these ingredients and creates a soft texture that tastes phenomenal and is sure to impress your friends.

Strain the contents of your cocktail shaker into your highball glass and top with extra soda water if needed. Garnish with your favourite edible flower – our pick is the dandelion, of course!

*wildbrumby seasonal products are available from our online shop or distillery door for limited periods only.

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OUR OPENING HOURS

We really appreciate your support and patience during another period of COVID restrictions in regional NSW. The wildbrumby stillhouse cafe has now reopened and we also have a brand new range of picnic hampers available for local customers which can be purchased in advance (details below).

––STILLHOUSE CAFE––
Serving sumptuous Austrian meals, beers and schnappy cocktails, with a wide range of wildbrumby spirits available at the distillery door
Thursday, Sunday and Monday  | 10am to 5pm
Friday and Saturday | 10am to 6pm (4 – 6pm Antipasti and Cocktails)

Telephone bookings are requested for lunch reservations to avoid disappointment
Please call 02 6457 1447 to ensure a booking.

––DRIVE-THRU BOTTLE SHOP––
A wide range of wildbrumby schnapps, gin and vodka is available at our drive-thru located in the carpark.
Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays  | 10am to 5pm

––PICNIC HAMPERS––
Our wonderful new selection of picnic hampers are now available for local customers to pre-order. These can either be collected from the distillery or we’ll deliver for free to Jindabyne, East Jindabyne, Crackenback, Thredbo, Perisher and Smiggins. On Fridays, we also deliver to Berridale and Dalgety.

You can browse our full hamper range here and please contact us via email at cafe@wildbrumby.com or ring 02 6457 1447 to place your order.

––ONLINE SHOP––
Our full range of schnapps, gin and other spirits can be purchased from our online shop.

Please allow extra time for deliveries to arrive during COVID restrictions and please contact orders@wildbrumby.com if you’d like to follow up on a recent order.
Open 24/7


wildbrumby is 100% Australian made and owned

 

Low-abv cocktails you will love

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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.The key ingredient to all of them? Our wildbrumby schnapps of course!

We’ve put together a list of flavoursome low-abv cocktails that will keep you present for the party.


Schnapperol Spritz

5.8% abv

The Schnapperol Spritz is cocktail with a fresh, lively character that truly melds the best of both seasons, blending our wildbrumby winter negroni with the deep citrus notes of Fever Tree blood orange soda. It’s ideal for those moments when you’re soaking up the spring sun surrounded by good company.

Ingredients:

60mL Wildbrumby Negroni
200mL Fever Tree Blood Orange Soda

Method: Fill a big wineglass with lots of ice, add Negroni. Top up with Fever Tree Blood orange soda and garnish with a slice of orange and/or blood orange and star anise.

You can find our wildbrumby schnapperol spritz pack here.

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Pear William Fizz

5.0% abv

What goes better with our wildbrumby pear william schnapps, than more real pears!? Pears are the perfect addition to this classy yet simple cocktail. This drink dials up luscious fruit and vanilla notes without going overboard on alcohol volume.

Serve it with a spoon for a sweet pear treat waiting at the bottom your glass!

Ingredients:
45mL wildbrumby pear william schnapps
120mL Soda Water
Vanillin Sugar
Half a Pear

Method: Chop half a pear into small cubes and toss in a sprinkle of vanillin sugar. Fill 1/3 of tumbler glass with the cubed pears and ice. Pour in wildbrumby pear william schnapps and stir. Top with soda water and serve with a spoon on the side.

If you’re after a higher abv cocktail, add 30ml wildbrumby classic gin to the pear william fizz before topping with soda water.

You can find our wildbrumby pear william here.

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Donner & Blitz

5.2% abv

We can’t finish this list without including an old-time favourite – our devil’s tongue schnapps and ginger beer combination.

Enjoy this bitey drink after a long day on the slopes or as a summer afternoon refreshment. It is truly a year-round drink.

Ingredients:

60mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps
150mL Ginger Beer

Method:

Pour wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps into a tumbler glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint.

You can find our wildbrumby devil’s tongue here.

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Negroni Americano

5.8% abv

The Americano, an original low-abv drink, is made with sweet vermouth, Italian bitters and soda water.

Sound familiar? The negroni was invented when Count Negroni swapped out the soda water in his Americano for gin making the drink a little boozier. Our Negroni Americano combines the best of both cocktails – a bit of our schnapps-forward wildbrumby Negroni and soda water. Bellissima!

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Negroni 45mL
Soda Water 140mL

Method: Add ice and wildbrumby negroni to a wine glass. Fill with soda water and garnish with dried orange slices or an orange wedge.

You can find our wildbrumby negroni here.

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Peachy Tea

4.6% abv

Fancy sipping on a peachy tea on a sunny afternoon? We do too. Our award-winning peach nectar schnapps pairs perfectly with the citrusy notes of earl grey tea. You’ll never want an iced tea served any other way.

Ingredients:

45mL wildbrumby peach nectar schnapps 45mL
Peaches in Syrup (15mL syrup, 2 peach slices)
130mL Iced Earl Grey Tea

Method:

Prepare your iced earl grey tea by brewing 60mL of earl grey tea. Transfer the teabag and tea into a bottle of cool water and place in fridge till thoroughly mixed and chilled.

Build your cocktail by adding wildbrumby peach nectar schnapps, peach syrup, iced earl grey tea and ice to a tall glass. Mix with a bar spoon and garnish with 2 slices of peach.

You can find our wildbrumby peach nectar here.

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wildbrumby picnic hampers

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Our wildbrumby picnic hampers feature a sumptuous selection of goods from our own regional producers and providores, and are available to local customers.
The hampers can be pre-ordered and either be collected from the distillery or we’ll deliver free to your door in Jindabyne, East Jindabyne, Crackenback, Thredbo, Perisher and Smiggins.
On Fridays, we also deliver to Berridale and Dalgety.

You can browse our full range below and contact us via email at cafe@wildbrumby.com or ring us on 02 6457 1447 to place an order.

*Please note we don’t currently have Wildbrumby Cooler Bags in stock so we will deduct $15 from the listed price of any hampers that include this item.


GINdabyne Perfect Picnic Hamper
$110 (actual value $150)

This perfect wildbrumby weekend treat includes:

 A bottle of our Award-winning Classic Gin (500ml)
Four-pack of Fever-Tree Tonic + fresh and dried garnish to make the perfect G+T
Rockstock Deli local smoked Trout cured with our Gin Botanicals and wildbrumby horseradish aioli
Gruyere and Camembert Cheese
Freshly baked Ciabatta
Olives and Mixed Pickles + Crackers
Wildbrumby cooler bag (*not currently available)
Picnic blanket 


Wildbrumby Cocktail Schnappy Hour
$160 (actual value $195)

This fabulous cocktail hamper makes up 14 drinks and includes:

A 500ml bottle of our Sour Apple Martini mix (Sour Apple Schnapps + Kosciuszko Vodka)
A 500ml bottle of Mountain Collins (wildbrumby Classic Gin + Mountain Pepper ‘Shrub’ syrup)
8 bottles of tangy Fever-Tree Pink Grapefruit Soda
Unique garnishes of Lemon Caviar pearls and dried Citrus and Mountain Pepper
2 Spiegelau long-stemmed crystal glasses
A wildbrumby cooler bag (*not currently available)
A pack of ice


Wildbrumby Schnappy Hamper
$195 (actual value $230)

This special mountain feast includes:

1 Bottle of Wildbrumby schnapps (500ml) of your choice
1 Bottle of Kosciuszko Vodka (500ml)
1 Bottle of Benz zee knees Shiraz or Chardonnay
4 Pack of Kosciuszko Botanical IPA made with wildbrumby gin botanicals
Rockstock Deli smoked Sausages
Rockstock Deli Venison Jägerwurst
Gruyere and Camembert Cheese
Freshly baked Ciabatta
Cooked Sauerkraut and mustard
Wildbrumby cooler bag (*not currently available)


Wildbrumby Perfect Home Picnic
$90 (actual value $140)

This very yummy home picnic pack includes:

1 bottle of Wildbrumby Brut
A 100ml Bottle of Peach schnapps (to make the perfect Bellini)
1 Siena Panforte Cake
Freshly baked Ciabatta
Gruyere and Camembert Cheese
1 Rockstock Deli Venison Jagerwurst
Olives and mixed pickles 
Wildbrumby Cooler Bag (*not currently available)
Picnic Blanket

The spirit of winter is Baked Apple Schnapps

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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 to the European Alps, where the winters are too cold for traditional wine production. The word ‘schnapps’ is derived from a German noun that means to ‘swallow’ — hence it was traditionally served a little glass and consumed immediately. In Europe it is also commonplace to have a ‘shot’ between each round of beer.

Made from the fermented fruit that grows in these regions, schnapps is traditionally dry and high in alcohol (40%).

Wildbrumby’s range of premium schnapps follows the traditional 40%, but our 15 years experience of schnapps distilling in the Australian Snowies has taught us that local palates prefer an easy-drinking liqueur-style schnapps of around 18% alcohol volume.

This is sweeter and more fruity than our premium schnapps range, so we call it liqueur schnapps and it is made from the highest-quality fermented fruit in our region. Our philosophy has always been to source the very best of everything, from fruit and spices, to our pure, pH-balanced alpine spring water.

How do you drink schnapps? All schnapps can be served chilled and consumed neat or over ice, but its unique flavour profile also makes it an ideal addition to wintery cocktails such as the Faceplant and the Negroni. However you choose to serve it up, this schnapps is most certainly one to sip and savour with friends and family around the fire on a cold winter’s day.

Check out our favourite baked apple cocktail recipes:

Baked Apple | Faceplant

Faceplant 

The Faceplant serves up the sweet spirit of home-grown Pink Lady apples, cinnamon, cloves and star anise, with a velvet layer of whipped cream on top.

Ingredients:
25 ml wildbrumby Baked Apple Schnapps
Whipped cream
Cinnamon

Method: Warm Baked Apple Schnapps gently in the microwave for 10-15 seconds in a shot glass. Top with whipped cream and add a light dusting of cinnamon.


Baked Apple Delight

Ingredients:
60 ml Wildbrumby Baked apple schnapps
30 ml Kosciusko vodka
30 ml apple juice
30 ml cream

Method: Add all ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake till cold. Double strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Winter Negroni

You can order a ready-made bottle of from the wildbrumby shop, but you can also create your own version.

Ingredients:
Baked Apple Schnapps
wildbrumby gin
Bitters
Orange slice

Method: Blend Baked Apple Schnapps with your favourite gin (to taste), add a dash of bitters, and serve in a lowball glass with ice and a slice of orange to garnish.


Baked Apple Sour

Ingredients:
60 ml Wildbrumby Baked apple schnapps
30 ml Kosciusko Vodka
20 ml fresh lemon juice
1 egg white (or 30 ml aquafaba (chickpea juice)

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake dry (without ice) for 15 seconds then add ice and shake until cold.
Double strain onto ice filled tumbler, garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Warming cocktails to make this winter

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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 mug or heat resistant glass. To do this, pour hot water straight from the kettle into your vessel of choice and allow the heat to warm it up. Just remember to discard the hot water before serving your cocktail. Now, get creating the perfect Après treat! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Glühwein

You can’t make a list of must-try winter cocktails without mentioning the king of all winter warmers. Glühwein is a warm, wine-based drink enjoyed throughout western Europe during wintertime, mulled with a delicious blend of wintery spices. The literal translation in German is ‘glow-wine’, and that is exactly what this drink does. One sip and you’ll be glowing with warmth from head to toe.

How to make it:

All the hard work is done for you with this fusion of spiced wine and pink lady apple schnapps. Simply pour a bottle of our wildbrumby Glühwein into a pot. Add a cinnamon stick, star anise, orange slices and heat on a stovetop. Make sure to heat the liquid without bringing it to the boil. Once warm, serve into 4 pre-heated mugs and garnish each with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Negroni Tea

Possibly the simplest cocktail on our list is the Negroni Tea. Our wildbrumby Negroni is an expert blend of our award-winning classic gin, our seasonal baked apple schnapps, and a dash of homemade Italian bitters. It’s all there in the bottle. Ready for you to enjoy over ice with a slice of orange. Imbued with vibrant spices, there is only one thing that could make this cocktail more perfect for winter – give it a hot twist!

Ingredients: 120mL Rooibos Tea 60mL wildbrumby Negroni

How to make it: Add boiled water and rooibos tea to a teapot and brew for 4 – 5 minutes. For one serve, pour 120mL of rooibos tea into a pre-heated mug and top with 60mL of wildbrumby Negroni. Rooibos tea combined with our wildbrumby Negroni is vibrant in colour and has a berry, spice-filled scent that will awaken your senses all by itself. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Liquid Apple-Butterscotch Pie

What’s better than apple pie? How about an apple pie with butterscotch… in liquid form! That is exactly what this drink is. Delicious toffee notes from our signature wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps matched with cinnamon spice and apple sweetness. You’ll want a second serving of this drink. Better still, it is low in alcohol volume. So, you can enjoy a little bit more after a long day on the slopes.

Ingredients: 400mL Cinnamon Tea 400mL Sparkling Apple Juice 200mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps

How to make it: Make the Cinnamon Tea by placing 2 cinnamon sticks and 2 cups water into a pot. Bring to boil and allow the tea to simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. At the same time, heat 2 cups of Sparkling Apple Juice in a separate pot over the stove and bring to the boil. Once your cinnamon tea and sparkling apple juice are heated, add 100mL of each to a pre-heated mug and top with 50mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps. Repeat this step to achieve four serves and garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Faceplant Baked Apple | FaceplantThe best kind of Faceplant you’ll have all day! Baked Apple Schnapps brings home the sweet spirit of home-grown pink lady apples, cinnamon, cloves and star anise — and a velvet layer of whipped cream on top will soon melt away all memories of any snow-related mishaps.

Ingredients: Baked Apple Schnapps Whipped cream Cinnamon

How to make it: Warm 25 ml Wildbrumby Baked Apple Schnapps gently in the Microwave for 10-15 seconds in a shot glass. Top with whipped cream and add a light dusting of cinnamon. Sip and savour with friends, preferably in front of a roaring fire. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Schnapperol Spritz Here’s a cooler alternative for when you’re sitting in the sun, surrounded by friends and spring snow.

Ingredients: 50 ml Wildbrumby Negroni Fever Tree Blood Orange Soda

How to make it: Fill a big wineglass with lots of ice, add Negroni. Top up with Fever Tree Blood orange soda and garnish with a slice of orange and/or blood orange and star anise. Stay warm this winter, and don’t forget that all wildbrumby ingredients are available online or at our distillery door.

Meet Joan (our new Still)

Wildbrumby Still

To celebrate World Gin Day on June 12 we ran a batch of gin through our brand new Kothe Still custom built for us in Germany over the past 12 months and then shipped to us here in the Thredbo Valley. Joan takes her name from Brad Spalding’s mum and has four times the capacity of Florence (our current still), allowing us to substantially boost production of our award-winning range of gin and schnapps!

Four devilish cocktails to warm your soul

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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 are almost endless.

New to the chilli trend or a diehard chaser of chilli heat? We have a cocktail for you.

Here are four of our favourite chilli-inspired cocktails using our wildbrumby devil’s tongue. You’ve been warned: this schnapps has bite!

To bring these cocktails to life, you can purchase our wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps here.

Strawberry Sting

Chilli and strawberry are the surprising pair that yo
u won’t be able to get enough of! Especially when summer wants to say ‘hello’ in late autumn – or when friends spontaneously pop around with a devilish cheese platter.

Ingredients:
30mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue
30mL strawberry syrup
soda water
punnet of strawberries

How to make it:

To make your strawberry simple syrup, quarter 5 strawberries before mashing in a small pot. Add 100g white sugar and 120mL water to the pot. Bring to a simmer and stir till the sugar has dissolved before taking it off the heat. Once the mixture has cooled and taken on a reddish-pink colour, strain the contents into a small jug.

Now that you have your strawberry syrup – it’s go time! Pour wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps and your strawberry syrup into an ice filled glass. Top with soda water and garnish with halved strawberries.

This recipe will make 6 servings. Bottomless Strawberry Stings anyone?

 

Donner & Blitz

Long-time fans of our wildbrumby devil’s tongue will flaunt this cocktail as one of their favourite ways to drink the spicy-sweet schnapps – and with one sip you can see why.

The Donner & Blitz cocktail, meaning thunder and lightning in German, has all the punch of habanero chilli backed up by a ginger ale zing. Better still, it’s easy to make!

Ingredients:
30mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue
ginger beer
sprig of mint to garnish

How to make it:

Simply pour our wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps into a tall, ice filled glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a sprig of mint.

If you’re a diehard chilli lover and looking for a bit more heat, try this recipe with 60mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue.


Dreamy Devil

This is a classy martini-style cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of the year – and there are endless variations at your fingertips if you like to play around with ingredients. But if you are a lover of chilli and chocolate, then this is most certainly the devilish treat for you.

Ingredients:
30mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue
30mL chocolate simple syrup
30mL thickened cream
20mL kosciuszko vodka
dark chocolate to garnish

How to make it:

Making your chocolate simple syrup is easier than you might think. In a small, pourable cup add 60mL of hot water from the kettle to 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate drinking powder. Stir till your mixture is free from chocolate clumps before adding 50g of white sugar. Continue to stir until the sugar has dissolved and allow the mixture to cool.

Once you have your chocolate simple syrup ready to go, combine all ingredients in an ice filled bar shaker. Shake thoroughly and serve in a chilled martini coup. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.


Chilli Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
30mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue
hot chocolate
marshmallows

Speaking of chilli and chocolate… have you tried our wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps in a hot chocolate?

We love serving this cold weather treat to our distillery guests – it’s a true soul warmer. Whilst we’re not going to share all our secrets, here is how you can make your version of our chilli hot chocolate at home.

Make yourself a piping-hot mug of hot chocolate using your favourite method. Just before serving add 30mL of our wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps to your mug. Don’t forget the marshmallows.