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Australian Distilled Spirits Awards - Cocktail recipes

Here are some cocktail recipes based on medal and trophy winning spirits from the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, to try in your home or at your next party!

2014 Champion Gin The West Winds Gin- The Cutlass was named 2014 Champion Gin, so be sure to try these simple and delicious cocktails
The Cutlass Cocktail
60ml The West Winds Gin The Cutlass
25ml lime juice
1 heaped barspoon Roses Marmalade
3 basil leaves

Method: Shake and strain over ice into rocks glass, basil leaf garnish.

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Beenleigh Dark Rum was named a 2014 Gold Medal winner and this delicious cocktail is the perfect way to try this winning taste!
Banana Bender
60ml Beenleigh 5 Year Old Dark Rum
60ml Cinnamon banana cream
10ml Coconut syrup

Method: Swizzle over crushed ice

Garnish: Flaming half lime and burnt cinnamon

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