Celebrate in Style With Geraldton Waxflower.

Geraldton Waxflower

On the West Coast of Australia, a narrow stretch of green separates two expanses; the Gibson Desert to the East, the Indian Ocean to the West. It is in this thin green band that many of Australia’s favourite plants can be found, and a soft citrus scent graces the air.

But Western Australia is home to more than just Desert Limes. An unassuming bush with dazzling white flowers emanates an oily perfume of citrus and pine; Geraldton Waxflower is in season.

Named for the town around which it is most commonly found, it is only one of a small family of Waxflowers, which have been used by Yamatji communities for millennia as a source of medicine and nourishment. This particular Waxflower has gained notoriety for its delicate perfume and vibrant flowers, with purple cultivars becoming available, and has become widespread across the urban gardens of Australia. The flowers are also a key food source for an array of native pollinators which keep the ecosystem healthy and happy, so we’d thoroughly recommend a visit to your local gardening store to pick up a bush or two.

At Applewood we have found the alluring aroma to be reminiscent of Juniper, and we use it to fortify the botanical bill of Alpine Gin, reducing our reliance on the imported Conifer we all know and love. The needles can also be macerated into a syrup, giving a floral zest to a range of cocktails including a house favourite, the French 75.

With stunning aesthetic character, beautiful perfume, and a delicate flavour, Geraldton Waxflower could be the key ingredient to your next celebration.

Alpine 75


Alpine 75

45ml Applewood Alpine Gin

30ml Lemon Juice

15ml Waxflower Cordial*

60ml Sparkling Wine

Shake all ingredients over ice except the sparkling wine and fine strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Waxflower.

*Blend 20g Waxflower leaf with 100g sugar, 100g water, and a pinch of salt. Heat gently on the stove over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Strain through a coffee filter and bottle, storing chilled for maximum shelf-life.