We all want or need some time off the drink every now and again. But time off the drink shouldn’t mean time off decent drinks altogether.
So over the past two years we’ve been quietly working away to see if we could bring the botanical flavours of our most popular and iconic gins to life…but in an alcohol-free spirit.
This was no simple feat. In fact, it’s probably the single biggest challenge we’ve faced since we started making gin in 2013. Because this isn’t gin. Gin has to have alcohol in it, so to make something we love without the key ingredient…well, that was tough!
In the same way that Rare Dry Gin is the base of Bloody Shiraz Gin, Bandwagon Dry is the base of Bloody Bandwagon. So it’s that clear liquid with the addition of one very special ingredient, Shiraz juice.
To make Bloody Bandwagon, we actually do use Shiraz grapes. But because they haven’t been fermented there’s no alcohol. So we’re getting that same Shiraz flavour and colour without the alcohol. Win, win.
Welcome aboard the Four Pillars Bandwagon. Now you can get on it even when you’re not drinking.
- 50mL Bloody Bandwagon
- 20mL fresh lemon juice
- 15mL simple syrup [1:1]
- Dash of egg white
- Soda water
- Shake all ingredients, except soda, and fine strain into a chilled highball (without ice)
- Top with soda water
- Garnish with some freshly grated nutmeg