ADELAIDE | Distillers Seven Seasons, famed for their unique Green Ant Gin, have released a new spirit. Bush Apple Gin continues Seven Seasons’ theme of using unexpected, native ingredients in spirits, in line with seasonality.
Seven Seasons founder, Larrakia man and ex AFL player Daniel Motlop, started Seven Seasons based on the Larrakia people’s belief that there are seven seasons that are marked by the arrival of dragonflies, fruiting trees and other natural cycles. Daniel’s hope is to celebrate his people’s culture through his spirits, introducing a wider audience to new flavours and knowledge.
Bush Apple’s peak growing season is between January and March – monsoon season. When the heavy rains start, bush apples are collected from the tree tops and placed in harvesting buckets in Maningrida through Bawinanga, and from the Darwin area from the Motlop family.
Bush apples give this gin floral, berry and eucalyptus flavours. They also give it a wonderful pink hue. It works will in a variety of light, floral cocktails. Use it in a spritz, or a G&T garnished with white grapefruit and mint.