King Island Botanicals


Serving up King Island's first ever gin.

   So, you've got your hands on some King Island Native Gin and you're ready to take your lunch game to the next level. But how do you serve this unique beverage in a way that truly showcases its flavors and botanicals? Fear not, because we've got you covered with a quirky and fun way to serve a liquid King Island GIN lunch in a glass distilled from King Island beach botanicals.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

First things first, you'll need to gather all the necessary ingredients for your liquid native gin lunch. This includes your liquid native gin from King Island Distillery, a selection of fresh beach botanicals from King Island (think saltbush, pink pig face flowers, and even some sexy seaweed for that extra touch of quirkiness), and any additional garnishes, or accompaniments you desire.

Step 2: Prepare Your Glass

Now it's time to get creative with your glass. Take those King Island botanicals like the pig face flower petals and use them to decorate the rim of your glass. You can use a little bit of honey, or syrup to help them stick. This not only adds a visually appealing touch to your presentation, but it also add the flavour of the botanicals into every sip.

Step 3: Mix Your Liquid Native Gin

Next, it's time to mix up your liquid native gin lunch. Add a generous pour of the gin into your glass, making sure to leave enough room for the other ingredients. You can get creative here and add in some unique flavours that complement the botanicals in your gin. Maybe a splash of mild tonic, or a squeeze of fresh lime juice?

Step 4: Add the Botanicals

Now comes the fun part - adding the King Island botanicals to your liquid King Island native gin lunch. Take a few sprigs of fresh saltbush, a handful of edible flowers and maybe even a small piece of edible seaweed and gently place them into your glass. Not only do these botanicals add a burst of colour and texture, but they also add an even saltier flavour to the King Island gin.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve

Finally, it's time to garnish your liquid King Island native gin lunch and serve it up. Get creative with your garnishes - maybe a twist of citrus peel, a sprinkle of sea salt, or even a tiny umbrella for that extra touch of whimsy. Once you're happy with your presentation, serve your liquid King Island native gin lunch to your guests and watch their faces light up with delight.

Remember, serving a liquid King Island native gin lunch in a glass made from King Island botanicals is all about creativity, fun, and showcasing the unique flavours of this special handcrafted beverage made of King Island, Tasmania. So don't be afraid to get quirky and experiment with different botanical combinations.

Cheers to a truly unforgettable dining experience!  

Heidi Weitjens

King Island Distillery

Currie, Tasmania

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