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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 (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 — our scrumptious wildbrumby raspberry schnapps!

Filled to the brim with juicy raspberries, this schnapps is perfect to sip on straight alongside a chocolate rich dessert or a selection of flavourful cheeses.

But, if we caught your attention at ‘blushing pink glasses filled with schnappy, raspberry cocktails’, we’ve got you covered. Here are four raspberry crazed cocktails you’ll want to try out and share with friends — or maybe just keep for yourself.

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Raspberry Collins
Our Raspberry Collins recipe is a velvety, bubbly treat that boasts notes of vibrant berry and tart lemon. This is your no-fuss cocktail addition to an afternoon of friends and fruit forward cheese platters.

Ingredients:

30mL wildbrumby raspberry schnapps
15mL lemon juice
15mL simple (sugar) syrup
soda water

Add our wildbrumby raspberry schnapps, lemon juice and simple syrup into an ice-filled bar shaker. Shake thoroughly till the outside of your bar shaker is evenly frosted. Strain over ice into a highball glass and top with soda water.

No bar shaker at home? Here’s an alternative recipe:

Fill a tall glass to the brim with ice. Then, add 45mL of our wildbrumby raspberry schnapps, 15mL lemon juice and top with soda water.

Voila! You have a refreshing and Instagram-worthy drink in hand — thanks to the blushing hue of our raspberry schnapps.

But even a photogenic drink looks better with a twist of lemon. To put this garnish together you’ll need one lemon and a vegetable peeler. Begin by creating a large peel over the equator of the lemon.

Make the job easier by placing a finger on the start of your peel and continue till your peel stretches halfway around your lemon. Softly pinch the peel lengthways over your glass, yellow side out.

This will cover your drink with a zesty burst of lemon and be an aromatic compliment to those sweet raspberry notes. For an eye-catching pop of colour, twist the peel and place across the top of your glass.

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Clover Club
Elegant, foamy and oh so tasty. The Clover Club has long been a drink associated with decadence and showmanship. Both our raspberry forward rubus patch gin and raspberry schnapps come together to create the ultimate pink drink.

Watch as this freshly shaken drink turns from a cloud of white to an exuberant pink in your glass!

If you’ve got a flashy easter event planned this is the drink your guests will be talking about for days after.

Ingredients:

45mL wildbrumby raspberry schnapps
60mL wildbrumby rubus patch gin
20mL lemon juice
30mL chickpea Juice

Add all ingredients to an ice filled bar shaker. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled martini coup. Garnish with three raspberries on a cocktail pick or put your new lemon twist skills to good use.

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Razzamatazz Gin Fizz
If you’re here for pink bubbly sips enjoyed whilst dancing in the afternoon sun — look no further! This picnic party drink is aptly named the razzmatazz gin fizz for its glitzy raspberry notes and a tart grapefruit bite.

Ingredients:
30mL wildbrumby raspberry schnapps
30mL wildbrumby classic gin
30mL grapefruit juice
soda water

Begin by filling a bar shaker with ice before adding all ingredients excluding the soda water. Shake thoroughly till the outside of your bar shaker is evenly frosted. Strain over ice into a highball glass and top with soda water.

Garnish with a half wheel of grapefruit and two fresh raspberries.

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Madame Rouge
One sip of this boozy, raspberry milkshake and you’ll be wanting to serve it with a side of fresh scones.

The Madam Rouge is also a perfect dessert cocktail. So, leave the ice-cream in the fridge, pick up your bar shaker and show off your cocktail making skills!

Ingredients:
45mL wildbrumby raspberry schnapps
30mL wildbrumby rubus patch gin
30mL cream
2 teaspoons raspberry jam

Add all ingredients to your ice-filled bar shaker. Shake till thoroughly chilled and strain over ice into a short tumbler glass. Garnish with two fresh raspberries.

And Enjoy!

Low-abv cocktails you will love

Low ABV

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!

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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 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.

 

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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.

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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 bite-y 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.

‘Angel’ at wildbrumby

Angel Sculpture

We are excited to announce ‘Angel’ by Phillip Doggett Williams as the newest addition to our ever-growing sculpture collection on the distillery grounds.

Phillip is a Melbourne based sculptor who has built a strong reputation in art culture. His artwork has been included in significant collections such as the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, Artbank, the Gallery of NSW —and now here at wildbrumby distillery in our sculpture garden.

Angel Sculpture

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.

Mango SchnappsAt wildbrumby distillery, we’re proud to make exceptional schnapps. And with this schnapps it’s like we’ve captured the summer sunshine and bottled it for your enjoyment.

Our wildbrumby mango schnapps has a bright aroma and embodies the true tastes of tropical, summer mangoes – yum!

It is perfect for poolside parties, served neat or on ice in the summer heat, but did you know there’s so much more you can do with this schnapps?

No matter what time of the day you like to enjoy your mangoes, it just so happens we have a boozy recipe for every occasion… brunch, dinner and dessert!

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Mango Mimosa
Brunch isn’t complete without a glass of bubbly sunshine. We’re talking about the mimosa.
Our wildbrumby mango schnapps takes this brunch-time favourite and adds a splash of summertime fun. Think tropical fruit and a whole lot of buzz.

Ingredients:

-wildbrumby mango schnapps 30mL
-wildbrumby brut 60mL
-freshly squeezed orange Juice

Method:
Pour wildbrumby mango schnapps into a champagne flute. Angling the flute on a 45-degree angle to allow mixing, fill to the halfway mark with wildbrumby brut. Top with freshly squeezed orange juice and garnish with a slice of mango.

You can find our seasonal wildbrumby mango schnapps here*.

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Mango Gin Fizz
Mango, meet your new best friend.

Our wildbrumby classic gin is a citrus-forward, mountain pepper berry kissed spirit — a perfect accompaniment to the refreshing notes of our wildbrumby mango schnapps.

Save this bubbly treat for a day of poolside relaxation. Or serve it at your next dinner party – your friends will think you hired a professional bartender!

Ingredients:

-wildbrumby mango schnapps 40mL
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wildbrumby classic gin 20mL
-fresh lemon juice 15mL
-soda water
(Blend in a splash of pureed mango for an even fruitier cocktail!)

Method:

Place ice, wildbrumby mango schnapps, wildbrumby classic gin and lemon juice in a bar shaker and shake thoroughly. You’ll be able to tell it’s ready when frost forms on the outside of your bar shaker tin.

Strain contents into a highball glass over ice and top with soda water.

No bar shaker at home? Simply build your drink directly into your highball glass with ice and stir thoroughly before topping with soda water.

Garnish with a cocktail skewer of mango cubes and a sprig of mint.

Our wildbrumby classic gin is available here* and our seasonal wildbrumby mango schnapps can be found here.

… And the kind of boozy treat that requires a spoon?

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Mango on Mango Sorbet
It can’t get much better than sorbet on a warm summer night. Right? Unless that sorbet has wildbrumby schnapps in it – and you bet ours does!

This sorbet recipe is mango, mango, mango. And it’s so simple to make.

All you need is a blender, plenty of our wildbrumby mango schnapps (available here*) and a good excuse to show off your sorbet making skills to your friends.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-wildbrumby mango schnapps 100mL
-2 fresh mangoes
-lime juice

Method:

Skin and pit your mangoes before blitzing them in a blender. Incorporate our wildbrumby mango schnapps and a squeeze of lime juice with the mangoes. Blitz again till contents are smooth.
Pour the mixture into ice cubes and freeze for at least 5 hours. Transfer sorbet cubes into a wide wine glass when ready.

Garnish with a slice of mango and serve with a spoon. For a boozier treat, top with 20mL of our wildbrumby mango schnapps – Delish!

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