Food & Drink

Three Epic Gin Cocktails You Need To Try

By Sophie Teague
17th Feb 2016

ultimate gin recipes

It's a universally acknowledged truth that gin cures a mid-week slump—and any other ailments you may have made up to get out of work early. Basically, it's the ultimate bev.

So we've joined forces with Four Pillars Ambassador, Sam Ng, to deliver three ultimate gin cocktails that you can mix up yourself. Sam tells us that he is incredibly passionate about gin—well, Sam, our new best friend, so are we. Hello DIY cocktail time.


“Using the first gin in our Bartenders series collaborations, this cocktail is a great example of a fresh, savoury style cocktail. Highly aromatic curry leaves mix with spicy cardamom, vegetal flavours and lemon. Something a little different which is at both times familiar and new.”


45ml Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin

20ml dry vermouth

25ml fresh lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

2 fresh curry leaves


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled coupette or martini glass. Garnish with a curry leaf on top.

Mrs. Fitzgerald

“Crisp and bright, remarkably light with a touch of berry fruitiness, the Rare Dry Gin mixes with fresh strawberries, fresh pressed lemon juice and a touch of liquorice in the modern take on the classic Fitzgerald cocktail.”


50ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

25ml lemon juice

20ml 1:1 sugar syrup

2 whole strawberries muddled

5ml absinthe

2 dashes orange bitters


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

QF10 Martini

“The incredibly elegant and delicate nature of the gin makes for subtle but lengthy martini. Matched with just a hint of Maidenii dry vermouth, some roasted macadamias and garnished with a classic lemon twist, this martini is round and at the same time, wonderfully delicate.”


75ml Four Pillars Modern Australian Gin

7.5ml Maidenii dry vermouth

2 roasted macadamia nuts


Chill a martini glass well. Combine ingredients (including macadamia nuts) and plenty of ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently (only James Bond shakes his Martini), strain and garnish with a lemon twist.

If you prefer your cocktails mixed up for you then you need to attend the Talk + Taste: Gin Session at Pilgrim Bar on 18 February from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. It costs $15 per person, including gin tastings and canapes. Click here to book now.

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