Fossey’s at Junipalooza

black and white stand at Junipalooza Melbourne
Fossey’s will be at Junipalooza Melbourne 2021 is a meet the maker festival, with over 200 Australian Gins represented by the distilleries who make them.

Friday 22nd October 2021

17:00 – 21:00 – (JPL – FRIDAY)

Saturday 23rd October 2021

11:00 – 15:00 – (JPL – SAT AFTERNOON)

16:00 – 20:00 – (JPL – SAT EVENING)

Sunday 24th October 2021

11:00 – 16:00 – (JPL – SUNDAY)

(It’s ONE hour longer than Saturday sessions!)

What’s Junipalooza you ask? Let’s break it down:

Juni: An abbreviation of Gin’s signature botanical, juniper.

Palooza: A party, celebration or festival.

Junipalooza: Dozens and dozens of gin makers in one room, sharing their love for the spirit and serving up samples and stories for all to enjoy.

Junipalooza Melbourne is the hottest ticket on the Australian Gin scene, with dozens of distillers gathering under one roof to share their wares with the vanguard of thirsty gin enthusiasts.

The festival is a tribute to Gin, made by people who love it, starring people who make it and filled to the brim with curious minds proffering empty glasses.

They don’t stay empty for long – each guest is given their very own keepsake tasting glass to take around the show. There will be over 50 different distillers sharing well over a hundred different gins between them and you’ll be able to stop by whichever ones take your fancy and try their gins both neat and with tonic.

Junipalooza, now in its fifth year in Melbourne, is a meet the maker festival.

Either the distiller or brand owner has to be there in person – we want you to be able to meet the people that put everything they have into the gins they make. We want you to be able to see their passion with your own eyes and gain some real context about the world of Gin.

7 Ways to Cope with Lock Down

ways to cope with lock down, red alcoholic beverage with fosseys original gin bottle, lemon, ice, strawberry & lime on wooden bench in front of foilage

7 ways to cope with lock down

ways to cope with lock down, red alcoholic beverage with fosseys original gin bottle, lemon, ice, strawberry & lime on wooden bench in front of foilage

At Fossey’s we put our heads together to come up with 7 ways to cope with lock down this time around for our fabulous community.

We know a lot of folks are really feeling quite angry and anxious about the way things are in Victoria right now. And we feel the first first lock down was definitely quite a different mood to this one. Many Victorian’s are wondering just how they are going to cope with stage four restrictions, when stage 3 was brutal enough already. 

We feel your pain and the ever creatives here at Fossey’s, have come up with sure-fire ways to help you cope with this lock down even better this round. 

So, we have come up with 7 unique isolation cocktails for you to busy yourself in the kitchen with.

Here we go with our fabulous Fossey’s Isolation Cocktail recipes are created by Nathan (everyone’s favourite bearded bar man in the Still):

  1. Mildura Sunrise
  • Top a large glass with some crushed ice
  • Add 1 shot of Fossey’s Navel Gin
  • Top with orange juice
  • Add a dash of raspberry on top
  • Garnish with a fancy schmancy umbrella
  1. Pink Lemonade
  • Top a large glass with some crushed ice
  • Add 1 ½ shots of Fossey’s Broken Heel Gin
  • Top up with half lemonade and half orange juice
  • Add a dash of raspberry cordial
  • Garnish with some lemon quarters
  1. The Vodka Caprioska
  • Use a smaller glass and just a scoop of ice
  • Cut the tails off a lime, and slice into quarters
  • Add the lime quarters and some brown sugar into a glass and muddle together
  • Top with 2 shots of Fossey’s vodka and stir it all together
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and feel fancy
  1. The Lake Cullulleraine (usually called a cape codder)
  • Served in a small glass with a small scoop of ice
  • Add 1 shot of Fossey’s vodka
  • Served with a splash of cranberry juice
  • Garnish with some fresh mint (from the supermarket if need be)
  1. The Breakfast Martini
  • Combine a spoon of Gin Jam
  • A shot of Fossey’s Original Gin
  • Half a lemon squeezed
  • Shake in a cocktail mixer vigorously and strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with a lemon peel

  • 6. The Monday? Or is it Wednesday?

  • In a tall glass
  • Add 1 shot of Aperol and 1 shot of Fossey’s Shiraz Gin over crushed ice
  • Top with half orange juice and half Prosecco
  • Garnish with orange slices
  • 7. The Don’t Tell the Kids It’s Whisky



  1. Muddle together the fresh mint, sugar and lime in a tall glass.
  2. Load with ice,
  3. Add the whisky and top up with soda water.

My suggestion to enjoy these to the fullest is connecting over FaceTime with friends or family. I think it makes lock down go faster. It also does not seem as isolating if you to continue to share a drink and laugh with friends even if it is through screens. 

Bottoms up & chin chin, gin lovers!

Until next time,

Fossey’s Ginspired Blogger Girl

Narelle Fraser

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