Qantas creates special cocktail to celebrate World Gin Day

By Chris Chamberlin , June 12 2015
Qantas creates special cocktail to celebrate World Gin Day

Tomorrow is World Gin Day, and Qantas is getting into the spirit of the spirit with a special cocktail created for the occasion and served in selected international lounges.

Christened the ‘Arch Angel’ and designed by the Rockpool team who also develop the Qantas First Lounge seasonal menus, the tailor-made tipple is built around the Australian-distilled Four Pillars Gin.

Haven't tried Four Pillars yet? You're in for a treat. It's crafted from native Australian botanicals including Tasmanian pepperberry, lemon myrtle, lavender and angelica root, plus organic oranges and finger limes.

That's balanced out with Asian spices, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom and coriander seeds, and of course juniper berries to underscore gin's signature taste.

To create the Arch Angel you add Aperol, Peychaud's Bitters and sparkling water, plus a twist of lemon for a refreshing citrus hit and you've got the perfect apéritif.

You’ll be able to enjoy the Arch Angel from June 12 through to June 18 at Qantas’ Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles first class lounges, along with the Qantas Hong Kong and Singapore lounges.

From the entire AusBT team, cheers!

Also read: Qantas First Lounge: behind the wine list

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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Didn't expect to see such a comprehensive Gin review on a travel site! Well played Chris!

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Tried Four Pillars in the QF First Lounge in LAX in January at the behest of the lovely bar tender - amazing gin - head and shoulders above Bombay or Tanq 10. 

Be nice to see it offered in the domestic biz lounges...hint hint dear Qantas!

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I'm glad it's head and shoulders above bombay! That stuff is the proverbial cats p....

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Bottom story of the day?

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You can never have enough articles on Gin. :-) Excellent work Chris.

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Well done, Chris!  Also, excellent to see the promotion of a local Gin!

12 Feb 2014

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Speaking of local product, I'll plug West Wind gin from Gidgeganup in WA. Would make a superb addition to the Qantas lounge offering.

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Four Pillars is about $75-$80 a bottle, roughly the same price as Tanqueray Number 10, but I find it much nicer!

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Well I am under-age to drink, but well I am gonna go out there with some ideas on what people like.


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