MGC Mixes

At Melbourne Gin Company, we like to mix. Whether it’s with breezy friends such as mint and lime, or moody mates such as dry sherry, MGC is best enjoyed in company.

MG&T

Tennis anyone? Take a moment at Love-All to enjoy a classic G&T, MGC style with a twist of grapefruit.

4 ice cubes
60ml MGC gin
120ml tonic water
1 tbsp freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Garnish: Grapefruit zest

The Collins Street

What do you get when you take a Tom Collins and give it a twist of Melbourne?
The Collins Street of course!

60ml MGC
10ml Manzanilla sherry (dry Spanish sherry)
30ml Grapefruit sherbet (2:1 grapefruit juice to sugar)
Top with soda
Garnish: Maraschino cherry, Thai basil and a rosemary sprig

North of the River

So you think you can shake? Take the party north a notch with this intriguing blend of bitter and sweet.

60ml MGC
30ml Lemon juice
30ml Macadamia orgeat (syrup)
15ml Egg white
1 dash Bittermans hopped grapefruit bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients in a tin. Dry shake (shaking without the ice) to combine and emulsify egg whites. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into a cocktail glass.

Southside

Looking for something refreshing? Try this; it’s cooler than a southside bay breeze.

60ml MGC
30ml Lime juice
15ml Sugar syrup
6 Mint leaves

Method: Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish: Mint leaf

Melbourne Martini

You may like to shake instead of stir; and that’s perfectly ok, you would be in very good company.

45ml MGC gin
15ml Maidenii Dry

Method: Stir down over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish: Grapefruit twist

Negroni

There’s nothing muted about this vivid Italian cocktail; this is a drink that really makes an entrance.

30ml MGC
30ml Campari
30ml Maidenii Sweet Vermouth

In a rocks glass, combine ingredients over ice and garnish with an orange wedge

G&T Old Fashioned

We’re rolling up the cuffs and adding MG&T to this 1800s original.

60ml MGC
15ml Tonic syrup
2 dashes of orange bitters

Method: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients, add ice and stir down. Strain in to a rocks glass over a piece of hand cut ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

French 75

Looking for a NYE tipple with more sparkle? We’ve used the Gembrook Hill Blanc de Blancs, also made by MGC Distiller Andrew Marks in his winemaker hat, making this sparkling cocktail 100% Yarra Valley 75.

30ml MGC
20ml Grapefruit sherbet (grapefruit juice and oleo sacrum sugar)
Top with 100ml Gembrook Hill Blanc de Blancs (sparkling wine)

Gimlet

Forget the tonic this is the real thing, just gin with a spot of lime, straight up.

60ml MGC
20ml Lime juice
25ml Lime cordial

Method: Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish: Lime wheel

Fancy G&T

Sometimes the occasion calls for something just a little bit fancier…

45ml MGC
30ml Tonic syrup
100ml Soda

Method: Combine gin, tonic and soda in a fancy vessel. Fill with ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and rosemary sprig.

Gibson

For those who steer away from Sweet Street, meet this very savoury cousin of the martini.

60ml MGC
15ml Tonic syrup
5ml Maidenii Dry Vermouth

Method: In a mixing glass, combine gin and vermouth. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pickled onion.