the gin basil smash.

One of the more glorious aspects of a really good gin is it's lifted, herbaceous aromatics. You can take that even further when you start getting into a cocktail framework - and one of the best examples...

Finger Lime Rickey

Finger Lime Gin was one of those gins that come across the Applewood Bar when given the task of making a cocktail from it, the goal was to make sure that the drink doesn't detract...

Re-Moulding Classic Cocktails

Classic cocktails are classic for a reason; the balance of flavours, the simplicity of ingredients and the easy access to them has made some cocktails synonymous with your night out. But with the rise of...

5 Years of Applewood: A Timeline

Over 5 Years, Applewood has had - at least what we believe to be - an incredible Journey. From minuscule and humble beginnings on a dirt floor in Lobethal, a swathe of different products and...

The Apple Sour

When we originally opened the Applewood Bar in Gumeracha, our main focus was to tell the story of our spirits, educate customers on the use of Native Australian ingredients within them, and the sustainability mantra...

Botanical Profile: Finger Limes

We've worked with Finger Limes since pretty much our inception, but we've only decided up until recently that we were ready to create a gin that was solely dedicated to them. We'd seen Finger Limes...

Corpse Reviver No. 2

The idea of a Corpse Reviver is fundamentally debaucherous - in essence, it's a "hangover cure" - but one of the more fascinating aspects of the drink itself is the ability for it to varied...

A Brief History of Tonic

The relationship of gin and tonic is inseparable, their histories are so intertwined that the gin and tonic will never die - it's still our favourite way to end the day at Applewood. But why...

The Bramble

The Bramble never fails. It's one of those drinks that can be enjoyed all year round, but at it's best when blackberries are ripe in the summer months. A perfectly balanced concoction crafted by one...