Cocktail Friday – Tasmania Royale

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Polka Dot Bride

If there is one thing I have spent the past few years learning, it’s that Tassie knows how to make a tipple! So for The Tasmania Issue, I knew I needed to whip up a few special cocktails that make the most of the amazing distilleries, winemakers and producers that the apple isle produces. Today meet our Tasmania Royale.

We’ve been taste testing plenty of Tassie producer’s creations lately and two of the Polka households have fallen in love with their fair share. First up, meet McHenrys Distllery – Tasmanian distiller of gin and whiskey and maker of one of my favourites – a beautiful sloe gin. Crafted from Tasmanian sloe berries and steeped for twelve months, my most favourite way to drink this, is with tonic and plenty of fresh limes!

But as it turns out, it also goes well with another favourite, Tasmanian discovery, House of Arras. We’re always glad to pop bubbles here, and this Tasmanian sparkling wine producer makes one of our favourites – The A By Arras Premium Cuvee. The fresh, delicate flavour of this one always makes us thankful we chose it.

What better way to celebrate all things Tasmania than combining the two? This cocktail is so very easy (especially for large numbers!), delicious and something special to serve up at your wedding day.


  • 30ml sloe gin
  • 300ml sparkling wine
  • Fresh thyme


  • Pour sloe gin into a glass
  • Add chilled sparkling wine
  • Stir
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme
  • Toast & enjoy!


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