Qantas creates special cocktail to celebrate World Gin Day

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 a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


  • riley


    12 Jun, 2015 07:07 am

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

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  • markpk


    12 Jun, 2015 12:47 pm

    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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  • riley


    12 Jun, 2015 01:06 pm

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

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  • Hugo


    12 Jun, 2015 07:54 am

    Bottom story of the day?

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  • Sydney Blamoral James


    12 Jun, 2015 09:40 am

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

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  • slim


    12 Jun, 2015 10:45 am

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

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  • Fonga


    12 Jun, 2015 12:03 pm

    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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  • sim86on


    12 Jun, 2015 01:17 pm

    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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  • Ryan Stephen


    13 Jun, 2015 08:12 am

    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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