Bass & Flinders Spiced Winter Gin & Tonic: Recipe



bass and flinders spiced winter gin & tonic recipe



bass and flinders spiced winter gin & tonic recipe




Bass & Flinders Distillery is a small scale, locally-owned Mornington Peninsula distillery located in Dromana. Their gins are inspired by their surroundings, and we were recently given a bottle of their new “Gin 10” to create a cocktail with. Gin 10 is an aromatic, slightly spiced gin made using 10 botanicals including juniper berries, cardamom, orange and native pepper berry.

It’s a tasty gin, and one that works really well with winter flavours. We decided to create a spiced winter gin and tonic to match with the cold weather that Melbourne was experiencing when we were coming up with ideas. It’s a cold cocktail, but still manages to provide a warming feeling due to the winter spices.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Serves: 4


  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star of anise
  • 1 small grapefruit, cut into slices.
  • 75ml water
  • 120ml Bass and Flinders Gin 10
  • 4 x 200ml bottles of tonic water


  1. Place the sugar, water, star anise, grapefruit and cinnamon into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow the sugar syrup to cool to room temperature.
  3. Divide the sugar syrup between four glasses.
  4. Add 30ml of Bass and Flinders Gin 10 into each glass and stir well.
  5. Add one bottle of tonic water to each glass and mix.
  6. Serve each glass with a stick of cinnamon and a slice of grapefruit (optional).


You can serve this cocktail slightly warm if you like and it will still taste great.

Lauren has travelled extensively, allowing her to experience different cultures around the world. This has fed her desire to travel and try as many cuisines as possible. Lauren's appreciation for food is grounded in the philosophy that food has a unique way of telling a story about family, friends or struggles. She believes food is a way of preserving culture and the stories of the people behind them. This has inspired her to create recipes and design events that ensure food from different cultures is accessible at home.


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