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Drink Like Australians Do | Unique Gin Cocktail Recipes from Yamagen, QT Gold Coast

I don't know about you, but I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Australia. Especially now that it's fall and the chillier weather is upon us, I can't help but daydream about a fabulous vacation far away for some warmth,  a chill vibe, some killer Australian vacay cocktails (maybe sip on them with some locals too) and a truly fabulous experience. You too? But where would we go? Well...

Hollywood starlets like Amber Heard are jetting off to the hottest restaurants around the world like Yamagen, the newly launched restaurant nestled in designer hotel QT Gold Coastfor sassy summer vacations. But let’s face it, getting summer vacation time granted from your boss is stressful enough to drive you to drink! Fortunately, re-creating specialty cocktails from Yamagen are easy breezy and Gin is all the rage!  If the warm, smooth flavors of Gin spark your interest,  Yamagen has a few that are a must try.

The Utsumi Sour packs a peach punch for a flavorful and fruity cocktail. The Nama Spritzer is a perfect blend of ginger, lime and carbonated sake combined into a refreshingly healthy cocktail while the Tanqueray gives you the kick you need to keep the good times’ rollin. Trying to impress guests? Whip up a pitcher of Yamagens Sake It To Me. With gin, sake, lemon and muddled cucumbers, this refreshing cocktail is guaranteed to transport you to a sandy beach on the Gold Coast.

Don’t fret about missing that glorious Australian escape to the gold coast and white sandy beaches, designer hotel QT Gold Coast and Yamagen are bringing the endless summer to the comforts of your home and bar. 


Nama Spritzer


2oz Tanqueray gin, 
1Ž2 oz lime juice, 
1Ž2 oz Ginger Puree
1Ž2 oz Sugar Syrup
top up with 4 oz Carbonated sake


Build in a large wine glass over cubed ice.


Utsumi Sour


1 1Ž2 oz Tanqueray gin, 
1Ž2 oz peach liqueur, 
2 muddled aomomo Japanese baby peach, 
1Ž2 oz lemon


Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a rocks glass over ice.


Sake It To Me