Nothing feels more like summer than sipping a crisp gin & tonic under the blazing sun whilst bobbing along the Yarra River at Arbory Afloat. Melbourne’s much loved outdoor floating bar and restaurant has become a sun soaker’s icon over the years, practically synonymous with summer.
Back for its fifth summer on the Yarra, Arbory Afloat has freshened things up with a new Australian beach themed and collaboration with Four Pillars Gin.
For the first time ever, Arbory Afloat and Four Pillars are releasing a limited number of its new and exclusive pink gin dubbed ‘Arbory Afloat x Four Pillars Beach House Gin’. The new pink gin takes inspiration from all things Australian summer with citrus fruits grapefruit, lemon, orange, along with strawberry gum and Davidson plums to round it all off.
We were invited to sample the new Beach Gin and spend an evening basking in the beautiful and quirky Arbory Afloat; complete with cabanas, a pool and impressive performance by drag queens dressed as sequin covered sharks. The Arbory crew whipped up fantastic range of beach gin cocktails including a Beach House Gin & Tonic, Gin Spritz (with ruby grapefruit & lemonade), and a Pink Gin Sour (my personal favourite).
The limited release Beach House Gin is available to enjoy at Arbory Afloat in one of their signature cocktails, or in your own home. Bottles can be purchased online at https://arboryafloat.com.au/event/beachhousegin/ for $90 per bottle.
– Ember Mitchell
Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back five years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast, and aerial acrobat by night.
Northbank Yarra River
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Arbory Afloat and Four Pillars have joined forces to launch a limited edition ‘Beach House Gin.’ Is this the perfect way to celebrate summer? We think so.