For too long, paw paws have been doing it tough. Firstly, is it pawpaw, paw-paw, paw paw or perhaps papaya? Calling out from the fruit box year-round, these aromatic delights sit waiting for the opportunity to shine in something other than skin care, yet knowing that every summer they’ll be passed over by distillers in favour of yet another peach gin. Well no longer! Rescuing those exotic paw paws from the depths of winter, we paired them with mangos, banana and vanilla to give them new life in a delightfully tropical gin. We’ve kept the strength slightly lower to accentuate those spectacular fruity flavours, crank up the much-needed sunshine vibes, and give our Paw Paw gin a beautiful sweet note to finish on.
Top with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and garnish with basil and black peppercorns.
The Walking Dead
Traditionally, the Zombie is a rum-based Tiki cocktail, so with July being host to both World Rum Day and Black Tot Day, it’s the perfect time to reawaken this 1930’s classic drink. And just like the original Zombie, but with a gin-based twist, The Walking Dead is a boozy beverage. With its fruity notes and tropical vibes, our Paw Paw brings the necessary radiance to this cocktail which is equal parts deadly and delicious.
35ML PAW PAW GIN
25ML LIME JUICE
1 TSPN GRENADINE
HALF A PASSIONFRUIT
15ML BARREL-AGED GIN
100ML PINEAPPLE JUICE
5ML NAVY STRENGTH GIN
GARNISH: ORANGE TWIST
Add first four ingredients and seeds from passionfruit to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Shake hard and strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass.
Drizzle the navy strength gin and grenadine over top.
Paw Paw Spritz
Dating back to the 19th century and known for its refreshing qualities, the Spritz is often considered a summer-time cocktail. Paw paws would also be regarded by most to be a warmer weather manifestation. But by pairing our bright and lively Paw Paw gin with an effervescent champagne, in one swift move we’ve given those year-round paw paws a reason to shine in winter and proven that the Spritz is a beverage to be enjoyed in all seasons.
60ML PAW PAW GIN
60ML SODA WATER
90ML SPARKLING WINE
GARNISH: LEMON TWIST
Add gin to a chilled coupette.
Top with chilled soda and sparkling wine.