Premium drinks at home have been made easier!

Set amongst the lush rainforests of the Byron Bay hinterland is Cape Byron Distillery, home of the highly awarded Brookie’s Gin. The distillery is bringing an unforeseen level of quality to the pre-bottled, ready-to-drink category with a super refreshing premium Gin & Tonic with Native Finger Lime, in a ready-to-enjoy bottle.

As well as making your homely drinks that little bit easier, Brookie’s pre-bottled Gin & Tonic is lower in sugar, delicate and 100% natural. Packed with all of the goodness of Brookie’s much-loved Byron Dry Gin, it’s a true showcase of native ingredients and botanicals hailing from New South Wales.

“If you’ve made the hike to our distillery in Byron Bay, there’s a very good chance that you’ve been treated to our signature G&T garnished with native finger lime,” Eddie Brook, co-founder of Brookie’s Gin says.

“We love it, you love it, so we thought, ‘Hey – why not bottle the flavours of the rainforest to be enjoyed conveniently anywhere around Australia’. And ‘bottle it’ we did!

“If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, let me just say that you’re in for a real treat.”

There’s a couple of tricks to nailing this mix and Brookie’s is more than happy to share their secrets…

Firstly, the crew opted for a custom dry style tonic. They use 50 per cent less sugar than leading gin premix brands with less than two-and-a-half grams per 100mL. This takes out the unnecessary sweetness which often overrides the delicate flavour profile of the gin. Less sugar means fewer calories too. They’ve got your future summer bodies in mind.

Secondly, it’s all about the quality of the spirit. The team use their signature Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, distilled with 17 native ingredients including macadamias, Byron Sunrise finger limes and native raspberries. If you want the best product, you have to use the best ingredients. Simple!

Thirdly, staying in line with Brookie’s rulebook, they’ve omitted any nasty additives and fake sugars. This on-the-go Gin & Tonic is made from 100 per cent natural ingredients!

Finally, it’s all in the twist! Finger lime is native to the subtropical rainforest of the northern New South Wales region, where Brookie’s reside. Reminiscent of fingers, this unique little citrus fruit with caviar-like pearls that bursts with a subtle sweetness and citrus-lead acidity, is the perfect complement to their rainforest gin.

“We know that the modern drinker is searching for quality, convenience and better alternatives,” Eddie continues. “And we’ve heard the call for a premium Australian craft G&T, loud and clear!

“So, for [a product] renowned for loads of sugar and fake flavours, we wanted to change the game and bring an unrivalled level of quality and taste. We like to think we’ve created the Goldilocks of G&Ts – not too sweet, not too dry… but a little sipper that’s ‘just right’.

“We’re stoked that our signature rainforest G&T is now in a convenient bottle, so Brookie’s frothers can enjoy a ‘dry on the fly’ outside of our distillery, anywhere, and at any time.”

Thirsty yet? Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin & Tonic is now available to purchase from Cape Byron Distillery and leading retailers. With a 5.6% ABV (approx 1.3 standard drinks), it has an RRP of $27.99 per four-pack.

Also, be on the lookout for their next pre-bottled delight, Brookie’s Slow Gin Spritz, made with their signature Davidson Plum Gin, to be hitting bottle shops soon.

For more information or to view stockists, visit Cape Byron Distillery.

Looking for other bottled goodies? Why not try this Australian made ready-to-drink, Gin Soda Cucumber from Staple Drinks. Otherwise, keep up to date with the latest alcohol releases here like Australian Distilling Co.’s new vodka range.

Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted by Brookie’s. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership.