Embrace authentic fusion of tradition and innovation at Australian Gin Week

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In the heart of Australia, a unique partnership is set to celebrate the richness and diversity of the nation’s gin industry. For Australian Gin Week, Seven Seasons, an iconic gin brand known for its remarkable interpretations of indigenous Australian flavours, has partnered with the award-winning Rekodo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar at Barangaroo House. Together, they are unveiling the Green Ant Gin Martini, a bold new creation that captures the vibrant flavours of Australian flora.

From the 15th of November to the 14th of December, patrons of Rekodo will be able to indulge in a special Green Ant Gin Martini and snack menu. This collaboration not only puts the spotlight on Seven Season Spirits’ acclaimed Green Ant Gin, but also entwines the rich history and flavours of Australian flora in an exciting culinary experience. Award-winning bartender, Jai Lyons, will be the mastermind behind the Green Ant Martini, while head chef Michael Dabbs has crafted a bespoke menu that perfectly complements the unique notes of the cocktail.

Among the standout offerings is the Steak tartare temaki with koji, finger lime dressing, and a green ant garnish priced at $14. In addition, the Green Ant Gin Martini will feature at 50 of Australia’s top venues, including Margaret & West Hotels in New South Wales, Vue de Monde & Sunda in Victoria, Sasso Italiano & Rosellas Bar in Queensland, and Sofitel & Fleet Street Social in South Australia. Each venue will add their unique twist to the cocktail, further elevating the martini experience.

Seven Seasons, founded by former AFL legend and indigenous food entrepreneur Daniel Motlop, is a premium distillery that distils the essence of the Larrakia county’s seven seasons into each bottle. The featured gin in this collaboration, the Green Ant Gin, is a testament to the distillery’s dedication to authenticity, sustainability and respect for the land. Harvested during the Windy Season, green ants are a traditional food of Darwin’s Larrakia people and offer vibrant flavours of coriander and lime, which intermingle perfectly with botanicals such as strawberry gum, boobialla, lemon myrtle, and pepper berry.

Mark your calendars for the 15th of November to embark on a journey that fuses the spirits of the land with the joy of Australian Gin Week. Rekodo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar, the venue for this enticing celebration, is located at Level 1/35 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000. The taste of tradition and innovation awaits you!