Bloodside - Blood Orange Gin Cocktail

A Four Pillars Distillery original. Perfect for the warmer months - just too damn delicious, so it goes down far too easily...


    • 60mL Bloody Shiraz Gin
    • 22.5mL Kirsty’s smoked blood orange syrup (see recipe below)
    • 22.5mL lime juice
    • 1 dash rhubarb bitters
    • 4 mint leaves
    • 1 dash absinthe
    • Lime

    • Combine all ingredients in a shaker and get your shake on
    • Strain into a chilled coupette
    • Garnish with a lime wheel, a mint leaf or a dehydrated blood orange wheel if you fancy!

    • 6 blood oranges
    • Caster sugar
    • 1/2 tsp citric acid or salt
    • Spices for smoking – juniper, star anise, coriander, cardamom

    • Peel the oranges, juice them, and then combine all juice (with pulp) and peel
    • Mix equal amounts of caster sugar with the juice-peel mix and the citric acid or salt in a pot
    • Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes, and then allow to cool before straining into a container that has a lid that seals properly
    • Smoke the syrup with the spices using a smoke gun and leave covered until the smoke has imparted

    This recipe makes about 1 litre of syrup, which should keep happily in the fridge for about a month, and longer if frozen.


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  • Bloody Shiraz Gin

    A bloody delicious, seriously drinkable gin steeped with Shiraz grapes.

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