Mirabeau Rosé gin-inspired cocktails to help kick off spring

Mirabeau gin

Maison Mirabeau had its beginnings in the rosé wine space in 2011, with the launch of the company’s first Mirabeau Classic wine. The following year, it made its mark in the USA, Canada, Holland and Germany and Mirabeau Classic was rated by UK wine critics as a top 3 rosé from Provence in France. 

Fast forward to 2022 and Stephen Cronk, founder of Mirabeau explains how Mirabeau added gin to their repertoire. 

“We’ve always been big gin fans. My wife and I were gin drinkers back home in the UK. A friend of ours, who was trained as a sommelier, living in Provence – which is the home of perfume – kept saying to us, we should make gin. I didn’t know how to make that leap from winemaking to gin-making, but then we discovered all the grape skins that we had pressed through our wine were being used to make a neutral grape spirit.” 

From here, Stephen and his wife Jeany went on to develop a gin using grape spirit as a base with botanicals from the Riviera.

What makes this gin stand out from the rest? 

Unlike others in the growing pink gin category, Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is a grape-based spirit, made from upcycled grape skins after they have been pressed during the winemaking process. 

Stephen says Mirabeau Gin stands out because it’s unique. “Not only is it made of grape spirit, but it’s also infused with a rosy wine.” The gin also has a wonderful Provence Rosé element to it, as well as a French Riviera influence. 

His wife Jeany chose the beautifully designed gin bottle and hopes people will reuse the bottle for other purposes after enjoying the gin. We mentioned we will reuse the bottle for water. “A lot of people do! And I love that! Because we’re trying to be a responsible business in so many ways. And the more we keep rubbish out of the trash, the more recycling, the better. I love the fact that people will reuse anything more than once, so that means a lot when I see people do that.”

And what is Stephen’s favourite gin cocktail!? It’s the Rosé Negroni. And with that, we bring you the recipe for you and your friends to enjoy at home.

Mirabeau Rosé Negroni

  • Ingredients:
  • 25ml Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin
  • 25ml Lillet Rosé
  • 25ml Luxardo Bitter Bianco
  • Long Orange Peel
  • Method:
  • Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass and stir. 
  • Wipe the orange peel around the rim of the glass. 
  • Pinch the peel to express a little oil, then add as garnish.
Maison Mirabeau Dry Gin Negroni 2
Mirabeau Rosé Negroni

Mirabeau Pink Gimlet

  • Ingredients
  • 50ml Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin
  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • 50ml Lime Juice
  • 75ml Mirabeau Pure
  • Method:
  • Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled
  • Cocktail shaker. Shake together and pour into a coupe glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with half a wheel of lime and sprigs of thyme.
Mirabeau Margarita
Mirabeau Margarita

Mirabeau Margarita

  • Ingredients:
  • 45ml Mirabeau Gin
  • 45ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Juice from 1 wedge of lime
  • 90ml Spicy Ginger Beer by Cap
  • Method:
  • In a filled cocktail shaker, combine the Mirabeau Gin and juices
  • Shake vigorously and pour into the prepared glass
  • Top it up with the spicy ginger beer and garnish with the quarter wheels of grapefruit
  • Prepare your glasses:
  • Place the grapefruit juice in a bowl on a plate, combine the zest and sugar
  • Dip the rim of a coupe or martini glass into the juice first, shake off the excess liquid, then let it kiss the sugar mixture to coat the rim evenly.
  • Fill the glass with ice.

Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is gluten-free, 100% naturally flavoured with no residual sugar, and made in France with carefully selected botanicals. It is available in Dan Murphy’s and BWS Australia-wide, RRP $79.99.