Believe it or not, it has been said that gin drinkers are more prone to psychopathic tendencies than non-gin drinkers. We certainly don't consider that to be the truth. In fact, if you asked us, we'd tell you'd be crazy not to drink it! Especially when it's as lovingly crafted and distilled as Pomona Distilling Co's signature dry gin. And it seems even crazier when you consider all the amazing flavour combinations and cocktails that gin lends itself to. The first distillery in Noosa to use botanicals sourced from all around Noosaville and the wider Sunshine Coast, head distiller Robin Yates has created a tipple that not only captures the Pomona spirit: it has a flavour profile that mixes perfectly, hints of white malt and green tea present. And it's our good fortune that they have now branched out into other spirits and are distilling vodka too.
Whether you're crazy, sane, a gin aficionado or a fan of craft beer, below are just a few of the great cocktails (and other highlights) on offer from the Pomona Distilling Co. Try gin tasting with friends and family and enjoy the variety of drinks available.
Gin and Tonic
Ok, going straight in for the classic G&T - the defining test of any gin worth its salt. It might be simple, but it's a classic for a reason. Even more important, such a simple mix exposes low-quality spirits. You simply can't make a great gin and tonic without a world-class gin. Pomona Signature dry gin passes this test with flying colours. Especially good with lime and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Aviation With Pomona Signature Dry Gin
Getting a little more complex, Pomona Distilling Co.'s Aviation pairs Pomona Signature Dry Gin with Crème de violet, Maraschino and Lemon, to make a fresh but complex cocktail to make you feel sky high. The natural violet flavour compliments the botanicals in the gin perfectly, with the slightly sour cherry of the Maraschino providing balance, and lemon adding a citrus acid kick to finish. This is perfect all year round.
One of the more popular cocktails served here, this combines Pomona signature dry gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, fresh mint leaves and soda water, to create a flavour not too far away from the classic mojito. Finished with a sprig of rosemary, this is great any time of day, but especially good for the first drink post work on a Friday, if you're so inclined.
What is the best drink to mix with gin?
If you're wondering what is a good mix with gin, one of our more popular cocktails would be the refreshing “Southside”. Perfect for Friday knock-offs!
Southside Gin Cocktail Recipe
- 60 ml Pomona signature gin
- 30ml Lime juice
- 30ml Sugar syrup
- Mint leaves
- Soda water
Combine gin, lime juice, sugar syrup & mint with 2x lime wedges into cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into ice filled crystal old fashioned glass and top with soda water. Garnish with fresh mint leaves & a sprig of Rosemary 🌿
Made with the head distiller Robin's very own homemade vodka, this is a modern classic. Vodka, martini and espresso combine to make a delicious cocktail with a real kick. Perfect when it's been a long week and you need a little more energy (and vodka) to get you through the night!
Craft Beers in Noosa
Showcasing some of Noosa Heads and the Sunshine Coast's best craft beers near Tewantin, if you're not in the mood for cocktails, you'll still feel right at home in this Noosa distillery. With four taps and a revolving cast, be sure to ask what's available on tap when you visit this little gem of a brewery. Visit Pomona Distilling Co. today for the best gin cocktails!