Inspired by the aptly named Juniperlooza in Melbourne last month, we thought we would put together some stand-out recipes for Christmas party cocktails with a Gin base. Gin is one of the most versatile cocktail bases as it allows you to create a wide range of masculine and feminine cocktails for all kinds of occasions.
VIA Four Pillars Gin
The Negroni is a tribute to the original definition of a cocktail: spirit, sweet, sour and bitter, the ultimate balance of flavours to stimulate all senses and quench all thirsts.
For a Contessa, swap out the Campari for Aperol to create a lighter, brighter version of this classic cocktail.
Don't be afraid to experiment with ratios and garnishes to tailor this versatile drink to your own tastes.
VIA West Winds Gin
This forgotten classic was named after a Broadway musical but in our eyes is a really easy party starter.
We love this drink as you can’t mess it up but if 10 friends front up for a cheeky backyard session it’s a perfect sipper you can make real quick.
Build over ice in a highball and top with dry ginger ale.
Ink Gin is produced in small batches in the Northern Rivers of NSW. It's beautiful blue hue comes from an exotic flowering legume with colour changing properties. This natural floral infusion gives Ink Gin a remarkable look, most elegantly displayed in a signature Ink & Tonic, which changes colour from deep blue to blush pink when mixed.