Kalki Moon’s gin is as versatile as it is delicious. The sky is the limit when it comes to cocktail recipes nowadays.
And it can be tempting to try to reinvent the wheel and experiment with new flavours. But if you ask the true gin fanatics, the classics are still the best. Quality gin is best served in its purist form. Nothing beats a simple Gin and Tonic if it has good accompaniments. Made iconic by the Bond film franchise, a well-composed Dry Martini will never go out of style.
Kalki Moon has more than 10 gin products in their range. In November, as part of the annual Milbi Festival, Kalki Moon launched their Commemorative Fifth Anniversary Gin. The bottle is wrapped in a beautiful double-sided label, designed specially by local indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton.
The artwork depicts the artisan distillery’s journey to date and their hopes for the future, always moving forward like the emu. It pays tribute to the landscape, industries and people who have made the Bundaberg Region what it is. Rivers, sea turtles, islands, the Hummock, timber and sugarcane plantations, and the moon all sit below the handprints of owners Rick and Kylie Prosser. The boomerang symbolises the customers and clients that return to Kalki Moon time and time again seeking quality products and connection.
Here are two world-famous cocktails made on Kalki Moon’s first and latest gins.
Classic Dry Gin Martini
30ml Kalki Moon Fifth Anniversary Gin
30ml Kalki Moon Vodka
15ml Lillet Blanc or Vermouth
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and well combined. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Rub lemon rind around the rim of the glass. Thread a couple of green olives on to a toothpick or swizzle stick to garnish.
Gin and Tonic
Add ice and 30ml of Kalki Moon Classic Gin (World’s Best Gin Under $50) to a tumbler glass. Top with tonic water. Kalki Moon recommends Fever Tree tonic, which is available to purchase at the distillery. Add a wedge of your preferred citrus.
KALKI MOON DISTILLING COMPANY