Gunga Din is a Rudyard Kipling poem set in British India, and the flavours here – London dry gin, lime, cardamom – hark back to the days of the Raj. The pineapple-top garnish? Outrageous Pacific island fun!
“A sacred contract between a bartender and a customer” is how Harriet Leigh, of Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co, describes the Martini. And what could be better than one perfect Martini? A whole batch. Harriet Leigh shows the way.
Michael Chiem balances bittersweet blood orange rind with the sweet anise notes of an Australian-made aquavit to create this beautiful spring cocktail. At PS40 it’s served in a custom ceramic vessel, but any chilled clear coupette will work perfectly.