Drinks to try

Toast Picks

Wrap your lips around these deliciously interesting drinks that have captured the Toast tastebuds

Scapegrace Black Gin

Black beauty

Scapegrace Black is the world’s first naturally black gin that changes colour, from black to shades of red and purple. Based on the colours and flavours from botanical extracts, its alluring tasting notes include aronia berry, saffron, pineapple, butterfly pea and sweet pineapple. On the palate it is full-bodied, ending with a candied sweet potato and pineapple finish, while the mouthfeel is luxurious, velvety and ridiculously delicious. Mix with East Imperial Burma Tonic and two slices of Granny Smith apple to experience the full flavour of this delightful gin. RRP$85.99, 700ml

Absolut Grapefruit

Freaking fruity

Absolut brings nature and pink together in a fun and exotic way. Designed for those who are always on the lookout for something new, exciting and free from anything artificial, Absolut Grapefruit is bursting with natural pink grapefruit flavour without any added sugar. Try this delicious signature serve: the original G&T just got freaking fruity with Absolut Grapefruit and Tonic. A bold, fruity and delicious drink, with all the appeal of a G&T, and an added refreshing and fruity twist. RRP$41.99, 700ml

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Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Year in, year out, astute wine lovers and judges alike applaud Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc’s ability to over-deliver on quality, and this 2018 vintage is no exception. Taking home a best-in-class trophy at the 2018 New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards, and gold medals at both the New Zealand International Wine Show and the Sydney International Wine Competition, this quietly acclaimed ‘little brother’ label to Vavasour is a steal. RRP$15.99, 750ml

1919 Pink Gin

1919 Dry Summer Pink Gin

Made in New Zealand, 1919 Dry Summer Pink Gin focuses on the tradition of pink gin, while honouring the distillery’s core values. Rather than adding sugars and sweeteners, locally grown strawberries are sourced to distil. By doing so the team at 1919 managed to create a dry summer gin with a subtle-yet-elegant berry finish that maintains those bold gin flavours. This gin is a true nod to tradition and, more importantly, celebrates the gin trends of the past and today. 1919 Distilling recently won the ‘Alcoholic Beverage’ category at this year’s New Zealand Artisan Awards. Now, that’s worth celebrating. RRP$74.99, 700ml