inspired CocktaiLs

As created by fellow Animus Distillery gin lovers

 Created by Trish Brew of  GIN PALACE

Ambrosian Julep

Animus Ambrosian gin
La Goya Manzanilla sherry
Mandarin sherbet

Lemon juice

In ancient Greek mythology, Ambrosia was the food of the gods, believed to instill long life or immortality. This zingy, zesty, Zeus-worthy tipple is sure to at least transport your palate to the heavens.

 Recipe created by Sarah Willcocks of  DRINK MELBOURNE

Recipe created by Sarah Willcocks of DRINK MELBOURNE

Bloody Carrot Cocktail (V)

45ml Animus Ambrosian Gin
90ml Superfluid ‘Spice It Up’ juice (alternatively use equal parts orange and carrot juice with a little grated ginger and cracked pepper)
15ml lemon juice
Tabasco sauce, to taste
3 shakes celery salt
Turmeric spice blend, for garnish
Sea salt, for garnish
Fresh ice
Carrot bacon, to garnish

Run a slice of lemon around the rim of a tumbler and dip into a combination of salt and turmeric blend (yep, the kind used to make turmeric lattes). Add ice. Pour over juices, Tabasco, celery salt and stir gently. Garnish with carrot bacon and/or a stalk of celery or baby carrots if you like. Sip slowly and feel better.

 Recipe created by Dan Scott of  PANAMA DINING ROOM

Recipe created by Dan Scott of PANAMA DINING ROOM

Drunken Mermaid

45ml Animus Arboretum Gin
30ml Lemon Juice
10ml Grapefruit Rosemary Shrub
15ml Sugar

Rosemary Shrub: Equal parts sugar, grapefruit juice and Red Wine vinegar, cook on medium heat for 10 minutes with 5 rosemary sprigs and half a Grapefruit skin/zest. Leave to infuse overnight in a cool place before straining through a fine strainer.

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a highball glass and top with soda, dehydrated grapefruit and a rosemary garnish.


 Recipe created by Dan Scott of  PANAMA DINING ROOM

Recipe created by Dan Scott of PANAMA DINING ROOM

Kaffir Aviation

45ml Animus Ambrosian Gin
15ml Maraschino Liqueur
15ml Lime Juice
3 Kaffir lime leaves

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake with vigour. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a kaffir lime leaf. 

Red Snapper

45ml Animus Arboretum Gin
Tomato juice
Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce
Cracked black pepper

Combine the Animus Arboretum gin and tomato juice in a large tumbler over ice. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and cracked black pepper to taste. With all the botanicals in Arboretum gin, along with the traditional garnish of a celery stalk, this drink is practically salad - so feel free to go to town with other garnishes that complement the bold flavours in this drink!

(Approximately 2.25 standard drinks)

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