When we set out to craft our HM Rare Dry Gin we were focused on delivering a gin that was uncomplicated, fresh and with a uniquely smooth finish. On the palette you will taste notes of citrus and spice over a balanced juniper base.
HM No 1 Rare Dry Gin was awarded Gold and Australia’s best London Dry Gin at the 2023 World Gin Awards.
There are countless ways you can enjoy our HM Rare Dry Gin. This London Dry style gin is incredibly versatile and is the perfect base for any cocktail. Delicious in a G & T with most garnishes or, with it’s clean classic finish, pairs seamlessly to make an irresistible martini or gimlet.
Explore our HM Rare Dry Gin cocktail recipes here.
How we like to drink it
Head distiller Gavin likes to enjoy HM Rare Dry Gin over ice. Alternately you’ll find him drinking it with Mediterranean tonic and a fresh slice of orange.
And fellow co-owner Amy, well she likes 50ml HM Rare Dry Gin over ice with 20ml of St Germain liqueur. For a longer drink she’ll top up with soda and a slice of cucumber to garnish.
Crafting HM No 1 Rare Dry Gin
For the base of our award-winning HM Rare Dry Gin, we use the highest purity base alcohol and a generous portion of Juniper berries. To the still we further add coriander seeds, cassia bark and finely cut locally grown lemon and anise myrtles.
HM Rare Dry Gin is a simple recipe with a smooth clean finish. Bright and refreshing this will soon be your go-to dry gin.
When head distiller Gavin originally set out to make our signature Rare Dry Gin he became heavy handed with the oranges in production (read the story here) and instead produced our awarded HM Orange Squeeze Gin.
45ml HM No 1 Rare Dry Gin
22ml Fresh lime juice
22ml Raspberry syrup
60ml Ginger ale
Lime wheel and raspberry to garnish
1. To a cocktail shaker with ice add gin, lime juice and raspberry syrup. 2. Shake for 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
4. Top with ginger ale.
5. Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberry.
60ml HM Rare Dry Gin
120 Tonic water – we recommend Long Rays Pacific or Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic water
To a glass with ice add the gin and tonic water. Lightly stir to combine and garnish with a orange wedge or rosemary sprig.
60ml HM No 1 Rare Dry Gin
30ml Lime juice
22ml Sugar syrup
1. To a cocktail shaker add ice, gin, lime juice and sugar syrup and shake for 20 seconds.
2. Strain into a coupe glass.
3. Garnish with a lime slice.