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Gin cocktails perfect for the winter chill

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Gin cocktails perfect for the winter chill

Keep you gin up this winter because Larrikin Gin is getting festive, it's never too early right?

Embracing the tastes of Australia blending the deep, tart and intense flavour of Morello cherries, the charm of regular sweet cherries and their iconic Scoundrel Gin to create their new seasonal release ‘Cherry Lush’.

Bottled at 28% the Gin can be enjoyed straight or mixed, and the festive red colour coincides perfectly for a mid-winter fireside drink. So to get you through those winter blues here are four naughty Larrikin Cherry Lush Gin cocktails. These cocktails are so indulgent it’ll be hard to share, but who says you have to?

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

  • 40ml Cherry Gin
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • Muddled Ginger
  • Crushed Cardamom 3 pods
  • Crushed Allspice 5 seeds
  • Pinch of salt

-Shaken

Garnished with a cinnamon stick or an orange peel.

HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST

  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 22.5ml Cranberry Juice
  • 45ml Cherry Gin
  • 45ml Pineapple Juice

-Shaken, because you're just like James Bond

Garnish with skewered cranberries fresh, frozen or sugared.

To sugar cranberries:

  1. Bring to the boil 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. once sugar is completely dissolved, place cranberries in the syrup, coating them well and al- lowing to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer them to a baking sheet covered in baking paper and leave for 30 minutes.
  3. Cover with granulated sugar and al- low to dry completely.

CHERRY NEGRONI

  • 30ml Cherry Gin
  • 30ml Amaro Montenegro
  • 30ml Campari
  • 1ml Orange Blossom Water
  • 1ml Rose Water

-Stirred

Garnish with an orange rose.

SHAKTI SOUR

Enjoy the frothy moustache more than your everyday coffee.

  • 15ml Honey Cardamom Syrup
  • 45ml Cherry Gin
  • 22.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Egg white

-dry shake, wet shake

Garnish with a spray of bitters and a cherry.

If you're interested in becoming a cherry cocktail connoisseur, ‘Cherry Lush’ is available online here and at selected outlets.