Signature Cocktails

A collection of cocktails Nathan Beasley designed to showcase the essence of Darling Gin, as well as highlighting its supreme mixing capabilities. The flavour spectrum is wide, and he created these with both the home imbiber and professional bartender in mind. Styles and flavours for all occasions, all four seasons of the year. Enjoy!

Darling Cocktail Set available from Merch Shop

Bitter Truth
25ml Darling Gin
27.5ml Cynar
20ml Dark Creme de Cacao
5ml Fernet Branca
3 Drops Orange Bitters
Garnish: Grated Coffee Bean
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice, stirring until you are happy with the amount of dilution. Fine strain into your favourite chilled rocks glass over a large cube of ice. Using a microplane, grate enough off a coffee bean over the large cube of ice to get the aroma. This is a big, rich, aromatic beast of a cocktail. This should have major appeal with Negroni fans out there, and all others who love their classic, stirred down gin drinks. This is something to be sipped on and savoured, with its digestif qualities standing out.
 
Orange Whip
45ml Darling Gin
40ml Fresh Orange Juice
6-8 Drops Orange Blossom Water*
7.5ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)
20ml Egg White/Aquafaba*
Garnish: Small Mint Sprig
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, and shake without ice to sufficiently froth up the mixture. Finally shake with ice, and double strain into your favourite chilled stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish and serve.For lovers of the big world of tart and refreshing gin drinks! Bringing to life the citrus and floral elements of Darling Gin, this cocktail is a delicate sour style of libation, with a perfumed, sherbet driven finish. Super quaffable.
 
Bandersnatch
25ml Darling Gin
25ml Lillet Blanc
25ml Dry Sherry (Amontillado/Fino works well)
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Zest
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice, stirring until you are happy with the amount of dilution. Fine strain into your favourite chilled stemmed cocktail glass. Express the oils of the lemon zest over the top of the drink, and then drop it in and enjoy. The Darling Gin Distillery Martini serve. Served blisteringly cold, this cocktail has a delectable mouthfeel and great palate weight, the two most important things when it comes to a martini and its many variations, temperature and texture. 
 
Fizzicist
40ml Darling Gin
20ml Brandy/Cognac
25ml Fresh Pressed Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)
20ml Ginger Cordial*
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
20ml Egg White/Aquafaba
30-45ml Sparkling Water
Garnish: Grated Cinnamon
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker minus the sparkling water, and shake without ice to sufficiently froth up the mixture. Finally shake with ice, double straining into your favourite chilled highball glass. Empty the ice out of the shaker, add 30-45mls of sparkling water, and vigorously swirl to froth it, and pour immediately into the highball glass to give the cocktail a nice frothy head. Using a microplane, grate enough cinnamon over the top of the drink to release its aroma. 
 
Thornbury Gardens Spritz
30ml Darling Gin
30ml Aperol
2 drops Celery Bitters
30ml Premium Tonic Water
60ml Australian Pet Nat
Garnish: Long Cucumber Slice, Rosemary, Orange Wheel.
Add all ingredients to a large wine glass and fill with ice. Give a brief stir, then add garnishes, clapping the rosemary for aroma.