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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

    Frosé 101

    January 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Raise your Glass to Summer!


    Sydney summers can be brutal but you need to stay positive! Which is why we love this years’ new cocktail the Frosé. (It’s a fancy name for frozen wine!) It’s light, refreshing and VERY easy to make - The perfect way to stay ‘cool’ this summer.


    All Frosé starts with a rosé wine. Our wine of choice is a local favourite, A.Retief’s ‘Winbirra’ Rosé from Urban Winery.   We ‘upped the ante’ with fresh strawberries, our Riberry Shrub and a touch of ‘something’ extra with a splash of Cherry Heering liqueur added to the fruit. The rosé is dry, beautifully balanced and the perfect match for the sweetened fruit.


    How easy was it to make? Just freeze the rosé wine overnight. (It won’t freeze completely because of the rosés’ alcohol content.) In the meantime hull and slice the strawberries (5 - 6). Mix with 30ml of the Riberry Shrub and 15ml of Cherry Heering liqueur. Set aside.


    When you’re ready to serve assemble your Frosé cocktail. Start with the frozen rosé then add a quick layer of the marinated fruit. Next a layer of frozen rosé and another layer for fruit. Keep going until you reach the top of your glass, finishing off with the frozen rosé. Garnish with a strawberry!




    Our hardest problem was trying to decide if our Frosé was our favourite dessert or cocktail!






    Tagged: Australian native foods, Cherry Heering, Cocktail, dessert, Easy Entertaining, Frose, frozen wine cocktail, liqueur, Riberry Shrub, Rose, Strawberries, Summer, Urban Winery

    Summer’s over (Boo Hoo)

    March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Farewell swimsuits - it’s time to head indoors for our new Autumn/Winter fashions.

    Thank goodness for the GST (GinShrubTonic) to keep us focused!


    Our favourite recipe is as easy as :

    1 – 2 – 3



    15 ml Riberry Shrub

    30 ml Gin (our choice - McHenry’s Barrel Aged Gin)

    60 ml Tonic Water

    Ice to fill glass



    1. Pour ingredients into Hi-ball glass
    2. Stir well
    3. Enjoy!

    Tagged: Autumn, Boo Hoo, Fashion, Gin, Gin + Shrub + Tonic, GST, Riberry Shrub, Summer, Tonic