We asked some of Victoria’s finest bars and craft distillers to create delicious cocktails just in time to celebrate in spring.
The Easy Colada by The Beaufort
The Beaufort’s cocktails come from a crew that have spent time in some of the globe’s best bars, but want to mix it up with a bit of fun and not wear a waistcoat to work. Their Easy Colada is an accurate reflection of this, and an great way to cruise into the warmer months.
50mls Untold spiced rum
40mls fresh pineapple juice
10mls coconut cream
10mls sweetened condensed milk
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain and serve in a tall glass.
Even better: for a frozen cocktail, throw everything in a blender with 5-6 ice cubes. Blend and serve with a pineapple frond and a lime wedge.
Blushing Beauty – Cerise Gin and Tonic by Bass & Flinders Distillery
A light and delicate springtime garden party sipper, the Blushing Beauty cocktail is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink.
The best time for new beginnings is now, the beginning of spring, and what better way to say ‘hello sunshine’ than to toast with this pink Blushing Beauty cocktail. A cocktail celebrating ingredients from local farms on Red Hill and offering a taste of things to come from Bass & Flinders.
60mls Bass & Flinders Distillery Cerise (Pink) Gin
1 handful of fresh raspberries
The juice of one lime
30mls Sugar syrup
Sliced limes for garnish
In a large mason jar, mix all the ingredients with ice finishing with the soda water.
Pour into two glasses filled with ice and garnish with raspberries and lime slices. Serve on a warm day.
Notes: To make sugar syrup: put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar dissolves. Cool. Store in refrigerator for up to one month.