Published 8 September

Pretty cocktails that are fresh on the palate, easy on the eye, and a pleasure to drink. The cool vibes of summer are a refreshing alternative at your next picnic. Plus, an outsider - Herbaceous and savoury the latest addition to the Four Pillars Distillery family, Olive Leaf Gin, is worth a few of your best moves too. 

Recipes courtesy of Four Pillars Distillery


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30ml Spiced Negroni Gin

20ml Fresh lime juice

15ml Grenadine 


Build all ingredients in glass tumbler.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a mint sprig

four pillars gin and juice

Gin and Juice

45ml Bloody Shiraz Gin

60ml Fresh Granny Smith apple juice 

10ml Fresh lime juice


Build in Highball glass, over ice. 

Top with soda water.

Garnish with a lime wheel

four pillars gin bloody jasmine

Bloody Jasmine

20ml Bloody Shiraz Gin 

20ml Campari 

20ml Dry Curacao or Cointreau 

20ml Fresh lemon juice

1 Dash of orange bitters


Combine all ingredients in shaker, shake over ice.

Strain into chilled Coupette*.

Garnish with lemon rind twist

*The Coupette is a glass designed for drinks that include a small amount of juice or mixer as well as alcohol. It is slightly larger than a cocktail glass. 

four pillars gin dirty dancing.

Dirty Dancing

45ml Olive Leaf Gin

60ml Dirty tonic water*

Build in tumbler, over ice.

Garnish with range slices and 2 Sicilian olives

*Strange Love’s Dirty Tonic is ideal, however a good quality tonic water will also do.  

Mix it up with spritzy light and fresh flavours that let your creative streak blossom.  

How many cocktails can you invent? 

Start right here with a beautiful summer inspired mixer:

Innocent Bystander Moscato, Zonzo Estate Moscato, Soumah Brachetto, Cherry Hill cider and spritzes. Delicious. And the fresh and fabulous range of Rose that the Yarra Valley is so well regarded for. Mix it up (or just love it all by the glass): Innocent Bystander, Medhurst Wines, Giant Steps, Dominique Portet, De Bortoli, Levantine Hill, Rob Dolan Wines. All your besties are right here!