Cocktails & Recipies

144 Negroni

This citrus-noted classic is bitter, herbal, rich, and most of all – supremely sophisticated.

  • 25ml Stranger & Sons Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml 144 Islands Vermouth No.2
  • Orange twist, to garnish

  1. Add the gin, vermouth & Campari to a mixer with ice
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with an orange twist.

144 Islands Vermouth No.2

Vermouth No 2. by 144 Islands is a red base wine of Syrah. Fortified to 22% abv with grain-based spirit, approx. 190 g/L residual sugar. Kerikeri Navel Oranges, Totara Bark, Pohutukawa, Kauri, Northern Rata, Kahikatea and Matai locally sourced or foraged by hand by owner, Jake and his son Remy. Botanicals macerated in alcohol, then distilled through rotary evaporation and added back to base wine at fortification.

Stranger & Sons Gin

Stranger & Sons is an ode to contemporary India and its cultural diversity – the colours, the customs, the chaos, and the peaceful co-existence of it all.

They chose inherently Indian botanicals that they believe represent their country’s diversity, to create a spirit that celebrates India’s agricultural history in a way no other spirit can. Juniper, coriander seeds, liquorice, nutmeg, mace, black pepper, angelica root, cassia bark and a citrus peel mix (Nagpur Oranges, known to be one of the best mandarin varieties in the world. Gondhoraj Lemon, also known as ‘King of fragrance’. Mosambi, also known as Indian bergamot or sweet lime, and finally, Nimbu, sourced locally from the garden behind the distillery.)

You can look at the above botanical list and see some repeated in many other gins the world over, but the beauty of the Stranger & Sons’ botanicals is that the spices are all sourced locally and haven’t travelled for thousands of miles to get to the still. The clarity and freshness shines through in this delectable spirit.