How to Drink Gindu Australian Dry Gin

How to Drink Gindu Australian Dry Gin
October 30, 2021 Gin Lane

Gindu Australian Dry Gin is undoubtedly and Australian gin. One whiff of the gin as you bring the glass to your lips is enough to know something different is going on here.

You’ll find juniper in abundance, underpinned by savoury, earthy notes and light citrus.

As you begin drinking, you’ll also discover the savoury warmth of the aniseed myrtle, the sharp, yet rounded blood lime citrus and nutty wattle seed.

The finish is warm and peppery with a lingering saltiness from the saltbush.

Probably our greatest surprise with this gin, is just how simple the botanical mix is, while being complex in flavour.

There’s so much happening here and this all comes from superbly selected local botanicals. We could explore every botanical in depth and dedicated pages to doing so, but Gindu have done what they do best and told these stories already.

We highly recommend exploring the stories on their site for these details. Some of the key highlights include:

Blood Lime

Australia’s CSIRO developed this native lime, mandarin hybrid and we need every science organisation in the world creating new gin botanicals like this. Ok, they may not have created it FOR gin, but we’re going with it.

Old Man Saltbush

It was fascinating to us how this incredibly drought resistant plant can be used as a road safety measure and play such a delicious part in this gin.

Aniseed Myrtle

The risks of going overboard with this native are obvious. Aniseed is a flavour gin drinkers either love or hate. Used sparingly however, we typical find even the most reluctant drinker can find it a suitable complement.

Gindu’s complexity and versatility makes it an ideal gin for experimentation. The obvious martini is a no brainer with this gin and you won’t be disappointed.

We wanted to take a look at something a little more suited to the warm days ahead, which means the superbly citrusy, classic Gimlet.

For your ideal serve, we’re pairing this one with Waterhole Mixer’s Native Botanical tonic. If you can lay your hands on a blood lime garnish, contemplate the scientific genius of CSIRO while sipping on your refreshing g&t!


As summer comes knocking, there’s fewer more refreshing gin cocktails than the Gimlet.

As a lime based cocktail, it captures the citrus notes of Gindu Australian Dry perfectly, being rounded out with those savoury and earthy notes.

60ml Australian Dry Gin
15ml Fresh Lime Juice
15ml Simple Syrup
Optional splash of soda

Add gin, lime juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold.

Strain into glass and top with a splash of soda water, if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.


  1. Guy Fisher 3 weeks ago

    Absolutely love this gin!

    • Author
      Gin Lane 5 hours ago

      That’s great to hear Guy, we think it’s a pretty special gin also!

  2. HEATHER HARRINGTON 18 hours ago

    Gindu gin was such a surprise considering I was a little hesitant at first when aniseed was mentioned. I could not taste the aniseed but the citrus and other botanicals certainly made it a most enjoyable gin and tonic (I tried it with a sugar free tonic firstly and that was delicious) I would certainly recommend this gin and look forward to my next one 🍸💜😇

    • Author
      Gin Lane 5 hours ago

      Such great feedback on the Gindu Heather, thank you! It’s always interesting how some botanicals, when handled well, can be enjoyable even if they’re flavours you would usually avoid.

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