Celebrate Father’s Day with Killer Gin Cocktails featuring Four Pillars Gin! Recipes Included!

Have I got cocktails for YOU- and for Dad too; These are great cocktails that will suit just about everyone and they feature various gin brands. Gin is an amazing spirit that has a distinctive taste that suits just about every palette out there and every cocktail recipe as well. You can substitute gin for vodka, tequila and even rum because it has a unique flavor profile- savory rather than sweet!

Four Pillars
is new company in the world of spirits and it’s worth investigating (and test-driving) all of their varieties!
Here’s a bit of the company history.

We established Four Pillars Distillery with a clear purpose in mind. We wanted to elevate the craft of distilling in Australia and celebrate the art of cocktail making.

We thought, if we can do that we can help people drink better, not more. If the drinks we created evoked the diverse and cosmopolitan spirit of the Australia we love, we would have the makings of a modern classic Australian brand. Gin was our first spirit of focus.

The founders of Four Pillars (three bald pillars: Stu, Matt and Cam from left to right) have always loved gin and cocktails. And Cam and Stu have worked in wine for more years than they’d care to remember.

Their drive to create Four Pillars can be summed up as follows: We just love great drinks, we love cocktails, and we love craft.

–Gin is now experiencing a true “Ginaissance,” with its recent comeback—from 50 to 750 craft distillerie. Gin is now a desired cocktail ingredient (after spending decades in vodka’s shadow!).

–Co-founded by visionary distiller Cameron Mackenzie, Four Pillars is one of the few craft distilleries in Australia.

The Australian spirit was founded on “four pillars,” comprising of magnificent stills, the best water in the world, exquisitely sourced botanicals and love!nFour Pillars’ flagship multiple gold medal winning expressions include Navy Strength, Rare Dry and Barrel Aged Gin, a sophisticated blonde sibling to their clear-headed Rare Dry, which just launched this month in California!

-Four Pillars even uses excess fruit to produce its Breakfast Negroni, decadent, sticky, bittersweet-orange peel marmalade with intensified richness and spicy kick.

Four Pillars has different gin presentations that provide a unique flavor profile. These flavor differences allow for different food pairings which are listed below for four of the 8 gin presentations the Four Pillars brand has!

Rare Dry Gin:
Goes well with Mediterranean-style foods. Persian or Middle Eastern are also good – not too heavy on spice. Think dishes such as Fattoush salad. Fresh flavours, but lots of texture.

Navy Strength Gin
Definitely seafood. Fresh, bright acid and salty foods with vinegar are also good. Think pickles, Japanese food, sashimi – especially kingfish. Also oysters.

Barrel Aged Gin
American style BBQ works quite well, if you’re serving the Barrel Aged with ginger beer. If you’re sipping it neat, try some thing along the lines of a Moroccan Lamb tagine with preserved lemon, to match with the ginger and preserved lemon flavours in the gin.

Bloody Shiraz Gin: (No food pairings for this variety)
The Four Pillars 2017 release has an incredibly vibrant ruby colour, which turns iridescent pink when mixed with tonic or soda. Aromatically the gin has fresh pine needles and incredible spice, and a clear peppery, dense raspberry character. It’s over 30% alcohol and it packs a punch and is ideal in a range of cocktails.

Here are several recipes for you to try for Father’s Day. I don’t know any man who wouldn’t want to try at least one of these gins!

Four Pillars Gin Cocktail Recipes
Created by Sam Ng, Four Pillars Global Ambassador and Bartender at Large

Bloody Jasmine

Our Aussie twist on a classic cocktail. A pretty drink that tastes even better than it looks.
Photo credit Rick Liston Photography

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Ingredients

.75oz Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
.75oz Campari
.75oz Dry Curacao
.75oz fresh lemon juice
1 dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters Lemon twist for garnish

Method
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a chilled coupette glass
Garnish with a lemon twist.

Breakfast Martini

This can become a Breakfast Negroni if you use the special Negroni Mix to replace the marmalade the recipe specifies.
Photo credit Rick Liston Photography

 

Breakfast-Martini-(2)

Ingredients
2oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.75oz lemon juice
1 tablespoon Four Pillars Orange Marmalade Orange peel

Method
Chill martini glass well.
Mix gin and marmalade in a shaker, until the marmalade has dissolved.
Top with lemon juice and lots of ice,
Shake well, and strain.
Top with orange twist.

 

Flamin’ Ginger Mule
Photo credit: Rick Liston Photography

 

Navy-Strength-Gin-and-Scott

 

Ingredients
1.5oz Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin
Dash of bitters
Ginger beer
3 lime wedges
Fresh mint for garnish

Method

Add ice and lime wedges to a tall glass with ice.
Pour over gin and add a dash of bitters.
Top with ginger beer and stir,
Garnish with fresh mint.

 

Martini
We think that 7pm is the perfect time for a martini, made wet, the traditional way. The drier you want your martini, the less vermouth you should use.
Photo credit: Anson Smart:

 

Martini

 

Ingredients
2.5oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.5oz dry vermouth
Orange or lemon peel

Method
Chill a martini glass well.
Combine ingredients and plenty of ice in a mixing glass.
Stir gently (only James Bond shakes his Martini),
Strain and garnish with a twist of citrus.

Mrs. Fitzgerald
A delightfully fruity (and tasty) gin drink perfect for the summer months. The addition of a dash of absinthe gives it a nice kick.

Photo credit Rick Liston Photography:

 

Mrs-Fitzgerald

 

Ingredients
1.75oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.75oz sugar syrup
2 whole strawberries, muddled 1 tsp absinthe
2 dashes orange bitters

Method
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a chilled coupette glass.
Garnish with a strawberry.

Red Snapper
The grown-up cousin to the much beloved hangover cure, the Bloody Mary. Red and snappy. Bold, spicy and savory.
Photo credit Rick Liston Photography

 

Red-Snapper

 

Ingredients

1.5oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
2oz tomato juice
.75oz lemon juice
1oz chili sauce
.5oz Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large glass.
Add ice and stir to chill.
Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Sub Continental
The intense fragrance of curry leaf combined with fresh lemon juice and the robust spice from the gin makes for a unique, refreshing summer cocktail.
Photo credit Rick Liston Photography

 

Subcontinental

 

Ingredients
1.5oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.75oz dry vermouth
.75oz fresh lemon juice
.5oz sugar syrup
2 fresh curry leaves

Method
Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
Fine strain into a chilled coupette or martini glass.
Garnish with a curry leaf on top.

Want more information on Four Pillars Spirits?
https://www.fourpillarsgin.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FourPillarsGin
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Thanks to Four Pillars for the amazing recipes! Their range of gins is incredible. I would highly recommend you try at least 2-3. They would make for terrific holiday gifts too!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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