Posts Categorized: gin

Book now for the our fringe gin and tonic tasting night

WHAT: In the spirit of Wallis and Ed, we are hosting a very special night of exotic aromatics and botanicals showcasing locally made gin and tonic syrups against the colonies. When: 6.00 for 6.30pm until 8.30/9.00pm Monday 23 April Venue: Here, Wallis & Ed, 1 Bourke St, Melbourne, Vic 3000 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST. How much: $48 + .30cent booking fee ONLY FROM TRYBOOKING. Click to book We have brought together a very special event (Click to book) with Jeremy and Jason for The Westwinds Gin and Ed from Fringe Food to taste locally made gins and tonic syrups against some of the best in the world – with a few nibbles thrown in for good measure. Jeremy will take you through a history on gin and teach you how to make a proper gin and tonic, with the proper kind of ice which will avoid dilution. A selction of botanicals will help train your palate before moving on to taste the first flight of three softer gins The Westwinds Sabre, Kis (that’s Kangaroo Island Spirits made by Jon Lark and Old Tom from the UK. There will then be an opportunity to taste tonics. We will be serving Fever Tree and have available syrups from Kis, Dr Tonic in NZ and (provisionally) Daylesford & Hepburn Springs Mineral Co. We shall then go through a flight of Cutlas, Hendricks and another gin, possibly from one of our (and probably your) favourite winemakers who supports our events. To finish, it’s your turn to mix the Gin and tonic of your choice and vote on your favourites. We’ll also be showcasing the amazing Sacred Spirits gin blending kits which are being brough all the way from Highgate to Australia by Gerard at Urban Importers. I’m very excited and we hope you are. Click to book!

Drama at Der Raum

It’s about theatre. And Der Raum does it well. Gin – there’s a selection of all the good stuff – is chilled with liquid nitrogen. It boils in a glass jug with clouds spilling down its sides and along the bar counter. When the ice clears from the surface, it is safe to sip. And it is a good martini. A very clean martini. It’s not one that will bitch slap you in the face – although I like those. It gives a delicate caress. Perceptions are confounded by other drinks. The medicine bottle in the paper bag is a Jamaican black strap, a twist on a 1920s original and made with Myer’s Jamaican rum, tart pomegranate, sultanas, smooth ginger beer. Pharmacy is a tribute to Damien Hirst. In the pill bottle is pear and roasted capsicum gin. A citrus pill (lemon sherbert?) is dropped in and sweet Italian bitters injected. With most of the cocktails are around $20 each, it’s an expensive night. But fun. Saturday and Friday evenings are busiest and you’ll have a long wait even if you have booked a booth.