We were thrilled to recently team up with Bec Henderson, Head of Customer Experience, at the fantastic Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers to create some gin and wine cocktails, just in time for the weather to warm up.
Why? Because sometimes it is fun to mix things up a little, and enjoy a gin + wine cocktail with friends.
This cocktail is based off of a white wine mojito recipe, perfect for the warm summer days that are on their way.
We headed to the Distillery in October to have a cocktail making lesson with Bec – what a fun time we had!
S.V. BAROSSA MOJITO – A GIN AND WINE COCKTAIL RECIPE
- 30mL Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Savoury Allsorts Gin
- 15mL simple syrup
- 15mL fresh lime juice
- 10 mint leaves
- 120mL Small Victories Vermentino
- Soda water to top
- Extra mint leaves for garnish
- Shake first 4 ingredients in shaker on ice – make sure you are aggressive enough to bruise the mint leaves – shake it hard!
- Fine strain into hi-ball glass on to fresh ice
- Top with Vermentino and soda
- Stir gently and garnish with fresh mint
WHERE TO FIND THE INGREDIENTS
The recipes we will be sharing for these wine and gin cocktails will include ingredients that won’t be too hard to source – we don’t want to send you on a scavenger hunt!
Simple syrup can be found at your local bottle shop, however it’s also pretty easy to make at home if you’re up for it – scroll a bit further for more information on how to whip up your own simple syrup!
Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Savoury Allsorts Gin is available at the Distillery in the Barossa, if you feel like a visit. You can also order online at shop.seppeltsfieldroaddistillers.com.au/ or use this fab tool to find your closest stockist.
Our Small Victories Vermentino is available from our Barossa Valley Cellar Door or order online.
MAKING SIMPLE SYRUP AT HOME
Simple syrup is one part of this gin and wine cocktail that you can make at home. You don’t really need a simple syrup recipe – more just work off ratios of water and sugar to make what you need.
The basic ratio is 1:1 water and sugar, although if you prefer a heavier syrup then maybe try 1:2 water to sugar.
Heat the water in a saucepan until hot (but not boiling). Add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool to room temp before adding to a cocktail, or putting in a container for storage.
You’ll be able to store your simple syrup in a glass jar in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
SHARE YOUR GIN AND WINE COCKTAIL WITH US
If you make an S.V. Barossa Mojito at home, take a snap and tag us on Insta @smallvictorieswineco – we’d love to see your gin and wine cocktail making in action!
Jules and Bec