"We came up with this cocktail because we were excited about two interesting winemakers having branched out to make these fantastic spirits," says Brigitte Hafner. "One, a gin called the Melbourne Gin Company by Andrew Marks, and the other a sweet vermouth using Australian botanicals called Maidenii, from Sutton Grange winemaker Gilles Lapalus."
Note Maidenii dry vermouth is available from select bottle shops. To make sugar syrup, bring 90gm caster sugar and 80ml water to the boil, stir to dissolve, then set aside to cool. Makes 130ml.