A bloody twist on a tall classic.

Four Pillars is a small Australian distillery creating delicious gin from the Yarra Valley. They publish cocktail recipes regularly and we think this one is just delicious.

Their bloody Shiraz has a burst of raspberries on the nose and its this that hits you immediately, followed by cassia bark gliding through underneath.

Ingredients

  • 45mL Rare Dry Gin
  • 25mL lemon juice
  • 15mL lemon myrtle and cassia bark syrup*
  • 10mL Bloody Shiraz Gin

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with plenty of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 5-7 seconds and then strain into Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Add a small splash of soda water and float the Bloody Shiraz Gin on top.
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry on a skewer for that retro vibe.

For the lemon myrtle and cassia bark syrup...

Combine 1kg sugar, 20g dried lemon myrtle leaves and 20g cassia or cinnamon in a container and pour over 1L boiling water. Stir and allow to cool before straining.