Australian native botanicals make wonderful gin. A delicious occasional drink can be made from the fruits of the Lilly Pilly - Riberry tree.
Usually the tree is in abundance towards the end of Spring when the fruits are at their most vibrant colour and falling to the ground.
Rather than let the bright pink berries go to waste, a simple infusion can be made with your best available gin and the fresh picked berries. Just the aroma coming from the bottle is enough to lift the spirits while you wait a season for a delicious and refreshing revelation.
200g fresh picked lilly pillies
Wash and dry fresh-picked lilly pillies and add to empty bottle.
Pour gin over lilly pillies.
Infuse for 3 months.
Enjoy with ice, soda and Australian Native Fingerlime