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Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here’s a very special cocktail, Perfect for you! (And me, and your other favourite friends!)

February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re looking for something new for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration, Galentines Day or just the approaching end of summer, we know that you will enjoy and savour the taste of this glorious cocktail.


The ‘Oz Pimm’s’ is our ode to summer flavours and was first ‘created’ back in October 2018 at the Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival.  Our festival 'neighbour' was Pimm’s and once we started chatting we couldn’t help but try each other’s wares.  One thing lead to another and by late afternoon this was our favourite drink!


The great thing about this cocktail is that it’s super easy to make (and even easier to enjoy).  For me this drink was perfect.  Light, refreshing and not overly alcoholic it worked with meals throughout the summer whether salads, BarBQues, chicken, fish and cheese platters!  (Virtually everything except the Christmas roast!)


And just as Pimm’s is perfect for Wimbeldon’s tennis tournament, the Oz Pimm’s was the ideal cocktail for the Australian Open!  So go ahead and enjoy a few. (After all summer is over in a fortnight!)



Oz Pimm’s


15 ml               Riberry Shrub

45 ml               Pimm’s Cup #1

Mint Leaves


Ginger Ale

Garnish:          Strawberry + Cucumber + Orange Slice + Mint Leaves



  1. In cocktail shaker, muddle Mint Leaves with Riberry Shrub.
  2. Add Pimm’s and shake to mix.
  3. Fill ‘Tumbler’ with ice. Pour Pimm’s + Shrub mix over ice.
  4. Top with Ginger Ale and stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with extra Mint Leaves + Cucumber + Orange Slice + Strawberry
  6. Enjoy


You can also think of this as a totally historical cocktail as it’s based on Pimm’s Cup #1 (approx. 1850) + vinegar Shrub (approx. 1700’s) made with Riberries (Australian indigenous fruit, approx. 35,000 BC). 

It’s always nice to know that you’re enjoying something that’s been around for awhile!



    Tagged: Australian native foods, Cocktail, Cucumber, Garnish, Ginger Ale, Mint Leaves, Orange Slice, Pimm's, Riberry Shrub, Strawberries, Summer

    Sydney Sunset Punch

    March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

    In honour of our in-store ‘tasting demo’ at Williams-Sonoma, Bondi Junction, we’ve created a new punch! It’s full of full of flavour and sure to be a winner with the whole family.

    Super easy to make and inexpensive, you’ll find all of the ingredients (except for the Riberry Shrub) at your local supermarket. It has a refreshing taste without being too sweet and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

    Have a taste and let us know. Here’s the recipe:


    Sydney Sunset Punch

     2 Cups       Mint Tea (unsweetened)

     2 Cups       Apple Juice

     1 Cup         Ginger Ale

     1/2 Cup      Riberry Shrub

     Mix all of the ingredients and Enjoy!


    Like it? We love it.  We’re just not sure what to call it.  Does it's golden colour reminded you of Sunrise, that first hint of sunlight over Bondi beach on a perfect autumn morning?   Or does it's amber shade seem more of a perfect Sunset?

    Which would you call it ?     

    Sydney Sunrise    or    Sydney Sunset


    Make up a jug for yourself and let us know which name you prefer via


    Tagged: Apple Juice, Bondi, Ginger Ale, Mint, Punch, Riberry Shrub, Sunrise, Sunset, Sydney, Tea, Williams-Sonoma