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Friday Cocktail: Four Pillars & Fizz

We can’t do Australia, without a good Australian spirit based cocktail. Here’s a cracking gin from the Yarra – Four Pillars.

We can’t do Australia, without a good Australian spirit based cocktail. Here’s a cracking gin from the Yarra – Four Pillars.

The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria. It’s known for great high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine.

It’s wine country, but they also make, in the words of Four Pillars co-founder Stuart Gregor, “The world’s best gin”.

They seem to be on the money winning Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Silver at the London International Wine & Spirits Competition in the past six months.

 

But why is it called Four Pillars?

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“Well, there are two stories – the one for publication is that we are building this business and the gin on four pillars – our still, the water, simply excellent botanicals and a passion for craft. “The other story of why it’s called Four Pillars might slip out after a few Negronis. Let’s just say it’s a little more ‘colourful’ than the version that appears on the bottle,”

Cameron Mackenzie, MD and Master Distiller at Four Pillars

 

Four Pillars & Fizz

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The perfect cocktail for a great Australian Summer, and it’s very easy to make.

Ingredients

45 mL Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

15mL Averna

30mL Blood Orange Juice

Soda Water

Rosemary to garnish

Method

Mix the gin, Averna and blood orange juice over ice in a highball glass, charge with soda and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

What’s your favourite gin cocktail?