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Why mango is our summer cocktail hero

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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.

The Largest Gin Tasting in the World!

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We called on all local gin lovers to join us at wildbrumby to celebrate Aussie gin & break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest gin tasting event ever on November 22. You answered the call and we claimed the world record with a photo finish!

Multiple venues around Australia hosted 802 participants, which surpassed the previous record of 796 held by the Brits, allowing us to claim the Gin Ashes.

A big thank you to all who took part and a massive thanks to the event organisers at Gintonica.

 

Have yourself a schnappy gin-filled Christmas

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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 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 jingles your bells, we’ve got all the ingredients to make yours a magical one.

Black Label Christmas gin
Born through blending vibrant Christmas flavours with our award-winning Rubus Patch Gin, this is a gin you’ll wish someone would gift to you.
Our Black Label Gin has vivacious notes of festive fruits and elderflower paired with homegrown raspberries, juniper, and a trio of citrus. And like all our gins, this one is balanced with pristine alpine water and native botanicals found in our own backyard — the Snowy Mountains.

You can enjoy this lusciously pink gin over ice or with a quality tonic. But the best way to enjoy a festive fruit-forward gin? In a big glass of our Holy Hoity Toity cocktail while you lounge around in a sun-bathed beach chair. Heaven! Serve to your party guests or be the best gift-giver and surprise a loved one with a bottle under the Christmas tree. Just remember, you deserve one too.

Holy Hoity Toity
Like a classic gin and tonic but with a festive twist. Our wildbrumby Black Label Gin is the centrepiece of a cocktail with all the sleigh bells and whistles. Sweet, fruity and paired perfectly with a traditional pavlova – your Christmas party guests will be coming back for seconds.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Black Label Gin 30ml
Soda Water and Lemonade (or Elderflower Tonic)
Raspberries
Cucumber
Lemon

Method:
Steep raspberries in wildbrumby Black Label Gin for at least an hour before serving. Prepare garnishes by thinly slicing lemon wheels and cucumber strips.
Add ice, garnishes, soaked raspberries and wildbrumby Black Label Gin to a large wine glass. Top with either elderflower tonic, or soda water and a splash of lemonade. Shop for Black Label gin here.

Can’t get enough of our Festive Cocktails?
Neither can we.
Here are two more of our go-to cocktails for summer. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas with family or cheering farewell to 2020 (FINALLY!) these cocktails are fruity, easy to make and sure to impress party guests.

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Sour Cherry Martini
What would Christmas in Australia be without buckets of rich red cherries?
Our wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps is a seasonal addition to our schnapps range —providing this martini with true tart, candied cherry notes.
Give the gift of good drinks to your martini-loving friend with our Sour Cherry Martini Pack here.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps 60mL
wildbrumby Kosciuszko Vodka 30mL
Maraschino Cherry

Method:
Add ice, wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps and wildbrumby Kosciuszko Vodka to a mixing glass and stir for 15 rotations. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a single maraschino cherry.

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Bellini
Inspired by 15th Century paintings of pink togas and holy garments – the Bellini is sophisticated in flavour and simple to create here for extravagant celebrations! It’s been a long 2020 and we’re all itching to ring in a better New Year. So, pop the cork on our wildbrumby Brut and get those bubbles flowing.

All you need now is good company to share the special occasion and our award-winning wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps.
You can find our Bellini Pack ready-to-go here.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps 20mL
wildbrumby Brut

Method:
First, garnish your chilled champagne flute with a slice of fresh peach. Pour wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps into your glass and top with wildbrumby Brut.

Cheers from the wildbrumby team!

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. 

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 Dandelion Highball. What better way to celebrate spring than with a floral and honey forward refresher?

How to make the Dandelion Highball (aka 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.

Are you a Local Luvva?

The only cases we want to increase this year are cases of wildbrumby products blessing the shelves at BWS stores following their Local Luvva campaign to support small, independent brands like ours. But we need your help!

BWS say they will stock the top 18 brands across Australia based on a public vote, so we’re asking you and your drinking buddies to vote for us. You’ve got until Friday, 2nd October to cast your vote so please help us SPREAD THE LOVE across Australia!

You can vote here: bws.com.au/productgroup/vote-for-local

Thank you ❣️

Craft the perfect Bellini at home

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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 in one of Giovanni Bellini’s famous paintings. That same saintly pink colour was used often by the 15th Century artist to paint everything from togas of saints to garments worn by the virgin Mary.

The name ‘Bellini’ feels like an obvious choice for a heavenly cocktail.

In recent years the peach nectar or puree has been swapped out for quality peach schnapps. And whilst the Bellini has lost its notable pink hue, it has only improved in taste!

Wildbrumby peach schnapps is made from peaches grown in the Australian Southern Alps and has received multiple gold awards for keeping true to that delicious, real peach taste. There is no wonder it’s the perfect addition to a cocktail of divine proportions.

How to perfect the Bellini:

Ingredients:
wildbrumby peach schnapps
wildbrumby brut
One peach (preferably a white peach)

Method:
We begin with the garnish. I know what you’re thinking. ‘But aren’t garnishes supposed to add a bit of decoration at the END of a cocktail?’

Well, this drink is a little different.

The Bellini cocktail is all about showcasing that fresh peach flavour and the garnish is no exception. First, take a fresh peach and slice out a thin wedge. Keeping the skin on for texture, place the peach wedge into a chilled champagne flute.

If you can get your hands on them, use a white peach. They stay sweeter for longer and add a bit of flair to your glass.

Now, it’s time to add your cocktail ingredients to the champagne flute. For one serving you will need 20mL of wildbrumby Peach Schnapps and 130mL of wildbrumby Brut.

After garnishing your chilled champagne flute with a fresh slice of peach add 20mL of wildbrumby Peach Schnapps. Then, angle the champagne flute on a 45-degree angle and slowly fill the glass with wildbrumby Brut.

Make sure to keep the lip of your wildbrumby Brut bottle close to the champagne flute and straighten the glass as it fills. This will help control bubbles and the brut and schnapps will mix evenly.

Ta da! Your bubbly peach treat is ready to be served.

Why use wildbrumby Brut?

Cipriani’s original Bellini cocktail recipe called for Prosecco. So why do we use wildbrumby Brut?

Well, Brut is actually a type of Prosecco.

It is dryer and less sweet than other types of prosecco or sparkling wine. This makes it the perfect choice in bubbles for the Bellini cocktail for two reasons. Brut doesn’t overpower the drink with sweetness.

Most importantly, the real peach notes that our wildbrumby Peach Schnapps is loved for will remain centre stage till the very last drop.

Get your hands on the wildbrumby Bellini Pack here and put your Bellini creating expertise to use!

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