If summer was a gin, it would be our Very Berry - or VB as we like to call it. To keep things fresh and fruity, we gave this gin a base of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry, and then added raspberry, desert lime and lavender. A slightly lower strength ensures the perfect balance of those summery, fruity notes. Because nothing quenches the thirst on a hot, sunny day quite like an ice-cold VB.
Top with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic and garnish with a wedge of lime.
No other cocktail says 'tropical sunshine and sandy beaches' quite like the national drink of Puerto Rico - the Piña Colada. Except for maybe our little gin-based twist. Oh, did we say little? This Giña Colada, with our super fruity VB has nothing but big sunshine, big summertime and big part vibes. VB for Australia's National drink? It gets our vote!
60ML VB GIN
30ML COCONUT CREAM
60ML PINEAPPLE JUICE
15ML LIME JUICE
15ML SUGAR SYRUP
GARNISH: PINEAPPLE WEDGE
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Strain into a crushed ice-filled hurricane glass.
A cocktail with many variations and just as many tales of its origin, the Tom Collins is a simple, yet super refreshing long drink. The delicious combination of sweet and sour is given a perfect fruity boost in this cocktail designed for those long, hot days of summer.
60ML VB GIN
30ML LEMON JUICE
15ML SIMPLE SYRUP
1 TBLSPN MIXED BERRIES
2 DASHES OF ORANGE BITTERS
GARNISH: LEMON PEEL
Add all ingredients except soda to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Pour entire contents of shaker into a highball glass.
Top with soda.