This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

The Dry Gin Sour

The Perfect Tipple

Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 6th February 2018

It may be February, but we’re still clutching onto the tail-end of summer, and this month, we’ll be celebrating the balmy late summer nights with The Perfect Tipple – a new cocktail video series, supported by Dan Murphy’s.

Australian gin is having a moment. There are more independent craft distilleries in Australia now than ever before (the Australian Distillers Association currently has 106 members, and 70 of them make gin!*). This month, we’ll introduce you to four of them, with a series of inspired cocktail recipes, each featuring an excellent Australian craft gin – stocked at Dan Murphy’s, of course.

We’re kicking off today with The Dry Gin Sour, featuring Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin. Based in NSW, The Archie Rose Distilling Co. creates their distinctive handcrafted gin with native botanicals including Lemon Myrtle, Blood Lime, River Mint and Dorrigo Pepperleaf. The perfect herbal base for this classic, citrusy cocktail.

Dan Murphy’s have the biggest range of craft gins – pick up Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin at a special price all this week, and check out the Dan Murphy’s Cocktail Discovery Guide in-store or online here for step-by-step guides to cocktail making.




Film – SIRAP, Photographs – Eve Wilson, Styling – Lucy Feagins, Art Direction (and hand model!) – Annie Portelli, Styling Assistance – Ashley Simonetto, featuring a selection of beautiful objects kindly supplied by Anna Varendorff, Den Holm, Ella Bendrups, Top 3Cult and Hub Furniture, with apparel by Kloke and jewellery by Lucy Folk.

Similar Stories


Perfect Pairings · Blue and Sweet

A wine and a cheese expert take us through the perfect pairing of blue cheese and sweet muscat wine.
Peter Nixon and Laura Lown


Perfect Pairings · Pink and White

An expert duo share the ultimate rosé and cheese combos.
Peter Nixon and Laura Lown


Perfect Pairings · Rich and Red

Our expert duo share the ultimate cabernet sauvignon and cheese pairings.
Peter Nixon and Laura Lown

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email