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Mother’s Day ‘inspired’ cocktail – The Galah

May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mother’s Day is a day of ‘Thanks’. 

Whether you celebrate with your mother, birth, adopted, step or any other ‘relation variation’, it should be a day of reflection and thought for all the women who have helped to shape your life. (And it also includes, aunts, sisters, neighbours and favourite teachers!)  No matter what your personal story, the day is well worth the time to think and reflect.) 

In honour of the day I wanted to create a ‘girlie’ cocktail, pretty and pink and totally unique in flavour.  After a bit of practice, The Galah was born.   Not to be taken lightly, its blush belies its taste which is both sweet and nutty.  This rose coloured beauty is a delicious culinary fusion, and ‘spiritually’ Australian. The Italian background of Vermouth + our indigenous flavoured Shrub & local Gin + the French floral liqueur + the tropical coconut water makes for a  very special drink 🍸😋! 

It’s an ideal cocktail for an afternoon of sipping, laughing and relishing good company, family or otherwise.


The Galah


15ml                            Liqueur de Violettes  (Tempus Fugit Spirits)

15ml                            Riberry Shrub  (Currong Comestibles)

15ml                            Animal Spirit Vermouth  (Urban Winery)

45ml                            Australian Dry Gin  (Manly Spirits)


60ml (approx.)             H2O Pink Coconut Water



  1. Add first 3 ingredients to cocktail shaker and mix well.
  2. Add Gin and continue mixing/shaking.
  3. Pour into glass over ice (or frozen whiskey cubes).
  4. Top with Pink Coconut Water.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Enjoy!


Why Galah? 

The name seems appropriate as the bird is a native Australian who should not be underestimated.  They’re pretty, pink and love extended family get togethers. (Plus they're distinctive, colourful, adaptable and nobody's fool!)




I’ll drink to that 🍸!


Animal Spirit Vermouth    Liqueur de Violettes    Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin


Tagged: Australian native foods, Cocktail, cocktails, Coconut Water, Easy Entertaining, Gin, Lilly Pilly, Riberry Shrub

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