For those who love to entertain, Archie Rose Copper Cocktail Sets have everything you need to create exceptional cocktails at home. Three different sets are available to cater for the gin lover, vodka lover, or that person who just wants a complete set of equipment.
Each kit contains a combination of Archie Rose gin or vodka, a Hawthorne strainer, an engraved Parisian Shaker, a graduated Bell Jigger, a Spiegelau crystal mixing glass and a bar spoon. The Pro Barware cocktail kits are priced from AUD 149 and ship for free.
The real question is not which set to buy, but what drinks you’ll make. Archie Rose Distilling Co. provide a few suggestions:
Ingredients: 45ml Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin, 60ml rockmelon juice, 20ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup, 15ml egg white, 5 mint leaves, pinch of salt, soda water, slice of rockmelon and a sprig of mint.
Method: 1. Combine ingredients in your shaker and shake hard without ice – this is known as a dry shake and turns the egg white into foam. 2. Add ice and shake again. 3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and top with soda. 4. Garnish with a slice of rockmelon and a sprig of mint.
Ingredients: 60ml Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin, 30ml lemon juice, 20ml lemon myrtle syrup, soda water and a slice of lemon.
Method: 1. Combine all ingredients with ice in the bottom part of your Parisian shaker. 2. Pop the top on, give it a firm pat to make a seal and shake as hard as you can. 3. Strain the mixture over fresh ice in a highball glass. 4. top it with soda water and garnish with a lemon wheel.
*Lemon Myrtle syrup is ordinary sugar syrup but with one teaspoon of dried lemon myrtle powder per 500ml.
Dirty Vodka Martini
Ingredients: 50ml Archie Rose Original Vodka, 10ml dry vermouth, 10ml olive brine.
Method: 1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. 2. add ice and stir for 20 to 30 seconds. 3. Strain using your Hawthorn strainer into a cocktail glass, which best right out of the freezer. 4. Garnish with a few olives on a skewer.
*Pick your olives carefully. Gin is also suitable.
Ingredients: 40ml Archie Rose Original Vodka, 20ml peach liqueur, 25ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, 15ml egg white, Angostura bitters.
Method: 1. Combine all ingredients except the bitters. 2. Do a dry shake to emulsify the egg white.
3. Add ice and shake again. 4. Then dash a line of bitters across the top of the drink’s foam.
*The Peach Perfect is just as pleasurable to drink with Archie Rose Gin or White Rye.
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