Of all the spirits to rise in popularity over the last few years, none has seen a surge in demand quite like gin. Not only is it the perfect refreshment drink in the peak of summer (mixed with a decent tonic and perhaps a slice of cucumber), but it can be just as practical on a chilly winter evening, in the form of a mulled gin with cinnamon and spices.
Whether you’re looking for top-shelf shiraz gin to enjoy straight or on the rocks, or you want a standard mid-range gin for mixing with tonic – The Melbourne Wine Store’s range spans the full scope of tasty gin varieties. For something a little different, why not try Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin or Christmas Gin? We have gin from Australia, Ireland, Japan, US, England, Scotland and Italy; each with their own distinct qualities and flavours.
Browse our selection of gin, available to buy online
Whether you’re entertaining guests this weekend or looking to relax and unwind with a tasty gin cocktail at the end of the day, here are a few gin-based cocktail recipes that we highly recommend trying at home:
Gin Fizz – A standard classic and easy to make. You just need sugar, lemon juice and a splash of club soda.
Tom Collins – Another timeless gin cocktail that never goes out of style. Grab a glass and add gin, simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and sugar/honey, then shake it all up and enjoy.
Aviation Cocktail – Gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice makes for a very exotic-looking and sharp-tasting beverage.
French 75 – This is literally just gin with a splash of Champagne!
Negroni – With equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, this one is easy to make but certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Strawberry Gin Smash – A delightful combination of smashed berries, lemon juice, fresh mint and gin.
Last Word (or Gin Martini) – Pour equal parts gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice.
Red Snapper – Essentially just a gin-based Bloody Mary, comprising a blend of tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper, olive brine and spices. Careful, though – it packs a punch!
Why shop for gin online at The Melbourne Wine Store?
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