Here’s 3 recipes for summertime day drinking


Thanks to the longer days of summer (and the spoils of daylight savings time) there’s no better time to do a spot of daytime drinking than in the summer. And although while the rise in temperatures can be a boon to your beer sales (see page 32 for more), it’s also a good time for afternoon cocktails. We’ve got three cocktails — one with an obligatory pineapple as the delivery mechanism — that should get you started.


Yotta Ninja

250ml Bundaberg Ginger Beer
50ml Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve
15ml dry sake
20ml lime juice
10ml sugar syrup
Combine ingredients into shaker. Shake, then strain and top with Bundaberg Ginger Beer in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Adapted from a recipe by Matt Fearnley, The Laneway, Brisbane.



Pina Colada

60ml Bacardi
60ml strained pineapple juice
60ml Coco Lopez

Blend all ingredients with, and serve in a hollowed out pineapple.


White Lion

50ml Angostura Reserva white rum
20ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon caster sugar
7.5ml Monin Raspberry syrup
2 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled coupe.

Bangin’ bottles for summer
Angostura Reserva White Rum: This white rum is aged for three years before being charcoal filtered to remove colour. It is dry on the palate with a vanilla character and a creamy mouthfeel that leads to smooth finish. island2island

Monin Raspberry Syrup: Monin’s Raspberry Syrup is made from top quality raspberries and cane sugar, and shows a fresh picked berry aroma and taste, with a great balance of sweet and tart. Stuart Alexander

Bundaberg Ginger Beer: Long known as the benchmark of ginger beers, they use locally grown dried ginger root which is ground to a coarse flour, before being mixed with Queensland cane sugar and water. A special yeast is then added, creating the distinctive Bundaberg Ginger Beer taste. Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve: With aromas of basil, pine needle and green apple on the nose, the palate delivers characters of sweet pear, kiwi fruit and mint, before leading to a dry, finish with with green tea and a subtle smoke character. Suntory

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