A Cocktail Evening with a Twist

(of lime!)

One of our most popular events, Variety Tasmania invites you to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens for an exquisite experience in support of Tasmanian children in need.

A Variety of Gins is a unique guided tasting experience through the stunning Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, with specially designed gin cocktails served alongside stunning canapes.

A Tassie Delight

During your evening at A Variety of Gins, you’ll be treated to an array of delicious canapés using fresh Tasmanian produce and freshly picked ingredients from the Community Garden.

Our 2019 menu included stunning garden ingredients alongside lamb shoulder, yellow fin tuna, vine ripened tomatoes, pork belly, tiger prawns and wakami. 

These incredible editables were complemented be three specially made cocktails from our distillery partners. Check out our 2019 cocktails below.

Forty Spotted Gin

 Forty Spotted Gin - a gin for the inquisitive and creative at heart, designed to excite the curious drinker. Clean, fresh and excitingly complex, Forty Spotted uses local pepperberry as a key botanical. A spirit to enjoy even on its own. 

Spring Bay Distillery

Spring Bay Distillery situated on Tasmania’s pristine east coast, crafts an exceptional gin with fresh Tasmanian rainwater and premium barley. The distillery is located less than 500 meters from Spring Bay, where the sea mists meld with the rainwater to give the Spring Bay gins its distinctive briny characteristics, which are beautifully soft and sweet as opposed to salty - quite delicious! 

McHenry Sloe Gin

McHenry Sloe Gin, made from foraged Sloe Berries growing in the lane ways around Tasmania and steeped in the Distillery's award winning Classic Dry Gin. McHenry Distillery are considered one of the pioneers of the Gin Scene in Australia. Their spirits are small batch distilled and hand bottled in Tasmania and use the Distillery’s pure spring water and local ingredients. A delight for any Gin connoisseur, and we’re sure you’ll agree a treat for the palate at A Variety of Gins.

The Cause 

Because all kids deserve a fair go in life.

Variety - the Children's Charity support kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.  Every $1 raised will help Variety make sure ALL kids get a fair go in life, not matter what their ability or circumstance through the provision of tangible equipment and programs.