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Beat the chills with winter warming gin-inspired cocktails from Mirabeau

  • Written by Saville

As we head into winter many Australians think gin drinking days are over, but fear not, gin is great for cooler months too.

When the temperature drops, tastebuds change, and we often find ourselves craving a slightly different beverage to those we enjoy in the summer months. The versatility of gin makes it the perfect staple for all seasons!

Taking inspiration from the abundance of botanicals found along the French Riviera, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin redefines the normally sugary pink gin category, with a dry, yet highly aromatic style.

Bottled in a beautiful unique gin bottle, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin is distilled with a touch of its much-loved Rosé wine. It makes a delicious Mediterranean G&T and delectable cocktails, including pink versions of some of the classics, such as Rosé Negronis and Rosé Gin Martinis.

Unlike others in the growing pink gin category, Mirabeau has used grape spirit, made from upcycled grape skins after they have been pressed during the winemaking process, as its base. The addition of its award-winning Rosé as an element in the macerate of botanicals, confers a lovely roundness to the final blend. Botanical ingredients evocative of the French Riviera, add further aromatic layers, a delicious complexity and luxurious texture. The result is a pale pink gin, with a unique style, bringing a burst of aromas to captivate the increasing numbers of gin lovers worldwide.

Try a gin-inspired cocktail to take the edge of those cooler nights with one of these winter warming recipes:

The Negroni:

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Mirabeau Dry Gin

  • 25ml Lillet Rose

  • 25ml Campari

  • 1 Orange

Method:

  1. Plenty of ice in a rocks glass

  2. Add Mirabeau Dry Gin, Lillet Rose and Campari

  3. Gently stir and diluting to your preferred taste

  4. Take a long peel of orange zest avoiding the pith

  5. Wipe the zest around the rim of the glass and pinch the peel over the drink

The Hot Apple Punch:

Ingredients:

  • 750ml Apple Juice

  • 150ml Mirabeau Dry Gin

  • 2 Cloves

  • 2 Crushed Cardamon Pods

  • 2 Star Anise

  • A few Juniper Berries

  • Peel of 1 Orange

  • Peel of 1 Lemon

  • A Sprig of Thyme

Method:

  1. In a pan, simmer all the ingredients together – expect the gin – gently for two minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and add the Mirabeau Gin

  3. Serve in glass copper mugs and garnish with slices of apple, cinnamon sticks and a dusting of nutmeg



The Winter Margarita:

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Mirabeau Gin

  • 45ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice

  • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice

  • Juice from 1 wedge of lime

  • 90ml Spicey Ginger Beer

Method:

Prepare your glasses:

  1. Place the grapefruit juice in a bowl

  2. On a plate, combine the zest and sugar

  3. Dip the rim of a coupe or martini glass into the juice first, shake off the excess liquid, then let it kiss the sugar mixture to coat the rim evenly

  4. Fill the glass with ice



Prepare the drink:

  1. In a filled cocktail shaker, combine the Mirabeau Gin and juices

  2. Shake vigorously and pour into the prepared glass

  3. Top it up with the spicey ginger beer and garnish with the quarter wheels of grapefruit

Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is gluten-free, 100% naturally flavoured with no residual sugar, and made in France with carefully selected botanicals. It is available in Dan Murphy’s and BWS Australia-wide, RRP $79.99.

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See Maison Mirabeau’s “About Us” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jc_dpMv_Q

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