Sitting pretty alongside some other top-notch non-alcoholic sips such as Seedlip, NON and native Australian booze-free beer Sobah, Banks & Burbidge identifies as a zero-alcohol alternative to gin. Crafted on the banks of Waterloo Bay in Queensland, Banks & Burbidge’s unique recipe fuses traditional gin-distilling techniques with locally sourced produce to create an authentic gin flavour, sans the sauce. The conscious concoction is based on the traditional flavour of juniper berries with a distinct and aromatic blend of cardamom, coriander, and white pepper with just a touch of dried-chilli peppers so even discerning drinkers will be pleasantly surprised by its complexity of flavour.
Banks & Burbidge’s gin proudly holds its own in a classic G&T or, if you’re feeling a little fancy, mix it with some Indian tonic water and cold-pressed coffee and violà – you have yourself a Turbo Tonic. Got a sneaky sweet tooth? Mix one part Banks & Burbidge gin, three parts ginger ale, a dash of lime cordial, a slightly bigger dash of raspberry cordial and a lemon slice to garnish and you have a Waterloo Bay Sunrise (find the recipes here). The best part about non-alcoholic gin is that you can have it for breakfast without judgement. A 700-ml bottle will set you back $38.95 and is available to purchase here.
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