There are two things in this world that make me happier than any other lady in the world and that’s dessert and a good gin.

So when I’m being told that Messina has collaborated with genius booze makers Archie Rose,  I’m absolutely FROTHIN’.

Releasing a gin, vodka and whisky the three drinks are inspired by the three iconic Neapolitan flavours.

We’ve got ‘Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn Gin’, ‘Vanilla & Pandan Vodka’ and ‘Cacao Husk & Hazelnut Whisky’, with Messina growing their own strawberries in Dural and hazelnuts in Victoria!

The Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn Gin blend their locally sourced strawberries and peppercorn with a native river mint.

What I’m personally interested in is the Vanilla & Pandan vodka, using Vanilla beans grown in Tonga paired with fragrant Pandan.


And honestly, the last one Cocoa Husk & Hazelnut Whisky, using a rare blend of cacao beans and hazelnuts from Messina’s own farm in Seymour Victoria and ITALY!

You can buy the pack of 3 x200ml bottles from Archie Rose’s website as well as independent bottle shops.

They’ll be available to the public on the 7th of September, but pre-salt is available from the 3rd of September if you sign up here!


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