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While spring may be taking its time to arrive in Australia and La Nina rages on, this won’t delay the infamous Melbourne Cup. Whether you are joining in on the spring carnival festivities or simply hosting friends over the weekend, these delectable Rose Gin-inspired cocktails are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Taking inspiration from the abundance of botanicals found along the French Riviera, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin redefines the normally sugary pink gin category, with a dry, yet highly aromatic style. This makes it the perfect choice for a long day spent at the racecourse or an afternoon spritz.

Incredibly versatile, this pale pink drink brings a burst of aromas to add to the floral fragrance of spring. Whether you’re looking for a race-day espresso martini to pep you up or a citrusy Paloma to sip on, the complexity and luxurious texture of this gin will make it a permanent feature in your bar cabinet.

Whip up one of our rosé gin cocktails below to impress your friends this Melbourne Cup or savour the taste on a more intimate night in:


This bestselling French rosé brand in the UK has been consistently rated amongst the best rosé winemakers in the world. Maison Mirabeau has regularly been awarded a host of medals and awards from The Drinks Business, Falstaff and IWSC to name a few, as well as being highly rated with Decanter, Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. Maison Mirabeau combines fresh ideas in winemaking with engaging communications with their customers and a deep respect for the heritage and culture of Provence, where the family has settled. Maison Mirabeau has recently acquired a vineyard in conversion to organic and regenerative farming in the nature reserve on the foothills of the Plain of the Maure mountains, not far from St Tropez.


The brand’s range includes a beautifully crafted Dry Gin with accent botanicals from the Riviera and a stunning bottle inspired by French perfumery, which has scooped up Drinks Business’s best Design and Packaging prize. The evocative liquid has multiple Gold medals to its name, notably from the World Spirits Awards, the ISW, the Bartender Spirits Awards as well as a Silver from the San Francisco Spirits Awards.

Unlike many of its sweet counterparts, Mirabeau Rosé Gin is a true gin with juniper being a dominant component. The delicate signature flavours come from traditional distillation with no need for sugary additions. Mirabeau has used grape spirit as its base and, combined with its award-winning Classic Provence Rosé as an element in the distillate. Botanical ingredients, precious to any Grasse Perfumer, add further aromatic layers and complexity. The result is a pale pink gin, with a unique style to set it apart and captivate increasing numbers of gin lovers worldwide, bringing a burst of Riviera aromas and sunshine.

At the heart of the recipe is Mirabeau’s renowned commitment to quality and consistency. Just as you can’t make a great wine with average grapes, Jeany and Stephen see the quality of the botanicals and neutral spirit as key to the success of Mirabeau’s Rosé Gin. While all the botanicals used can be found growing wild in Provence, Mirabeau sources its base botanicals from the best suppliers around the globe. This core is then enhanced by the judicious addition of accent plants unique to the Riviera. For these, Mirabeau works hand in hand with local growers and foragers to ensure the standards of quality and consistency are never compromised.

Tasting Notes: 

At its core Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is a classic Dry Gin. Mirabeau has used a 100% grape-based neutral spirit which adds roundness and subtle fruitiness to the palate. The addition of some Mirabeau Rosé gives a luxurious texture to the finished Gin. Lemons and Coriander add layers of fresh citrus character. Orris and Angelica roots impart floral and earthy tones respectively. Rose Petals, Lavender and Jasmine are used sparingly to bring a variety of floral tones. Finally, Bay, Thyme and Rosemary add a finely balanced herbaceous character to the blend.

The Ingredients:

  • Juniper – the backbone of any great gin and we use common juniper
  • Citrus – legend has it that the seed for the original Citron de Menton was smuggled by Adam from the garden of Eden. Looking down from the groves of La Maison du Citron (that supplies Mirabeau with peel and zest) towards the pretty shores of Menton, Jeany and Stephen have sourced this really unique element right on their doorstep.
  • Orris root – the dried root of iris Germanica or pallida is a key ingredient in the perfume industry adding tones described as tenaciously flowery.
  • Angelica root – A cornerstone ingredient of many gins, this member of the celery family adds earthy tones once distilled.
  • Coriander seed – with its signature lemony notes, grows wild in climates as diverse as southern Europe and Asia.
  • Rose petalsLavender and Jasmine, three prime fragrance ingredients add a floral lift and the taste of the South of France:
    • o   Rose petals bring an intensely pretty flavour.
    • o   Lavender, the iconic plant of the South of France, adds a pinch adds interest to the gin profile.
    • o   Jasmine, with its powerful fragrance, is used as a tea in a suspended basket, to keep its flavour subtle and delicate.
    • Bay, Thyme and Rosemary, three herbs that also abound in our hills add the flavours of the garrigue that characterise many of our wines and local cuisine.
  • Neutral Spirit – 100% from grapes. At over 96° it imparts a gentle, soft fruitiness to the finished gin. It’s also naturally gluten free.
  • Mirabeau Rosé – 13% of macerating liquid, adding subtle red fruit and freshness to the finish





Maison Mirabeau Espresso Martini

Whether you’re looking for a cocktail to end a stylish apéro or dinner with friends, or perhaps you’re looking to relax as the warmer days start drawing in, this elegant gin & coffee cocktail is sure to hit the spot.


  • 50ml Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin
  • 25ml Espresso (cool ideally)
  • 25ml – Kahlua (or Triple Sec)
  • 3 Coffee Beans


Shake together the gin, espresso and Kahlua. Be sure to shake this vigorously to develop the crema typical of a good espresso coffee. Strain the liquid into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with the coffee beans.


Maison Mirabeau Paloma Cocktail

The sun is shining and we’re celebrating with a delicious spring cocktail, the Riviera Paloma!


  • 50ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 25ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 5ml simple syrup
  • 125ml Two Keys Pink Grapefruit Mixer


Shake together, in an ice-filled shaker, all the ingredients except the Pink Grapefruit Tonic. Pour the mix into a highball glass and top with the Grapefruit Tonic. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.  Santé!




Maison Mirabeau Rosé Gin Fizz Recipe

This perfect cocktail will add a little sparkling sizzle to your day.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 50ml Mirabeau Rosé Dry Gin
  • 150ml Mirabeau La Folie Sparkling Rosé
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • Lemon slices & rosemary
  • Ice cubes


Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill up with ice cubes. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold then strain into two glasses filled with more ice. Top up with Mirabeau La Folie sparkling rosé

Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is gluten-free, 100% naturally flavoured with no residual sugar, and made in France with carefully selected botanicals. It is available in Dan Murphy’s and BWS Australia-wide, RRP $79.99.

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