Welcome to our December update and final newsletter for 2018... we can't believe how fast this year has flown past!
The team at West Winds would like to thank all of our subscribers and friends for their continued support throughout the year, and wish you all a wonderful, safe and Happy Christmas and an amazing start to the year 2019!
Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival opened last Friday 14th December, bringing some of the biggest names in music from around the country as well as a brand new site design with 12 unique zones, 7 dance floors and 12 bars!
The West Winds Gin is proud to be the official gin sponsor again this year, and we hope to see you at our dedicated gin bar for a drink during the festival.
Our twist on the timeless aperitif cocktail The Negroni. A balance of Campari, sweet vermouth, The Broadside Salty Navy Strength Gin and two native Tasmanian Pepperberry's added to each can creates a deliciously unique flavor profile perfect for starting off your night or cleansing your palate between meals.
Pre-diluted with natural spring water - simply crack your tin and pour over ice. We recommend a zest of orange for garnish then you're ready to go. Enjoy!
Order 6 cans or more and receive a free old school can opener... shop now on our website.
Contents: 110mL @ 27% ABV - 2.2 Standard Drinks
Photo Credit: @bittersandtwists
Gin Cocktail Recipe
Thank you to the @patronsaintofgin for creating and tagging us in this delicious cocktail recipe on Instagram.
Ramos Kind-Of Fizz
The West Winds Wild Plum Gin
Wild Davidson Plum Syrup
Davidson Plum Sugar
Method: This is a Ramos kind-of Fizz, made with the luscious West Winds Wild Plum Gin. I’ve used The Native Collection AU tart and tangy wild Davidson plum syrup, and the halo is made from white chocolate sprinkled with Davidson plum sugar. Decadent? My word!
Excerpt from The Australian National Botanic Gardens Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
South Western Australia contains the greatest diversity of banksias, with 60 species recorded. They are also an important part of the flora of Australia's Eastern Coast.
Few banksias are found in the arid regions of Australia or in the rainforests of the Eastern Coast. The flower heads are made up of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of tiny individual flowers grouped together in pairs. The colour of the flower heads usually ranges from yellow to red. Many species flower over Autumn and Winter.
The fruits of banksias (called follicles) are hard and woody and are often grouped together to resemble cones (they are not true cones as these are produced only by conifers).
The fruits protect the seeds from foraging animals and from fire. In many species the fruits will not open until they have been burnt or completely dried out.