You know we love Gin don’t you? You might know we love to explore NSW and camp in the great outdoors too. Could you imagine if those two were combined into some kind of Gin and holiday experience? Hold on to your tonic water, have we got news for you!
To celebrate the upcoming summer holidays, the caravan & campervan hiring platform, Camplify and The Botanist Gin have partnered to launch Australia’s first ever dedicated ‘The Botanist Gin’ caravan. This will offer cocktail lovers the ultimate overnight accommodation experience. With Australians having a stay-cation, Camplify has seen a 91.7% booking growth since last year.
From this weekend until the end of summer (28th February), travellers who book a long weekend (Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday) in the refurbished vintage caravan ‘Mazzy the Van’, aka The Botanist caravan, will be treated to a gin lovers delight. The van, available to book on Camplify, will be kitted out with a complimentary 700ml bottle of The Botanist gin, a 4 x pack of Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water in their brand new recyclable cans, a Botanicus flavoured herbal Tea Tube and infuser from The Sunday Lab, dried fruit garnishes and ingredients to create some beautiful gin cocktails for every weekend stay in The Botanist caravan.
The Botanist Van (aka Mazzy the Van) is a blue and white vintage van with chic Hamptons style interiors, reminiscent of a 70s caravan that has been renovated with all the modern comforts including a Botanist Gin bar cart and picnic basket, BBQ and awning for the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience. Based on the beautiful NSW South Coast, The Botanist caravan can be booked and set up on a campsite of your choice within 100km of Flinders NSW. All gin fans need to do is turn up and enjoy their holiday.
The Botanist Gin also features sweet and earthy flavours combined with delicate floral and herbal notes of the 22 botanicals of Islay. Each sip of this gin reveals deeper layers and more complex combinations of delicate flavours. The Botanist Gin boasts a rich and mellow taste that is cool on entry, then warming across the palate, stimulating the taste buds with a round mouthfeel and citrus freshness. The balance and complexity are distinctive. This complexity and versatility is perfectly suited to creating a foraged serve of your own at home this summer.
The delicious tea in the cocktail cart compliments the foraged flavours of The Botanist Gin perfectly with notes of water mint, hawthorn, wood sage, sweet cicely, cinnamon, citrus and soft juniper offering a harmonious combination with a gentle, satin soft texture. Guests will receive a recipe card with 4 delicious gin cocktail recipes, perfect for the Australian summer.
The Botanist team have created a warm and a cold cocktail for travellers to sip on whilst enjoying their overnight stays in The Botanist van. Whether it’s ‘The Passionist’, a cool cocktail reminiscent of the Aussie classic Passionfruit Pavlova, featuring The Botanist Gin, Botanicus Herbal Tea, soda water and Licor 43 or vanilla syrup. On the other hand, the Blush is a cocktail best served warm, combining The Botanist Gin, honey, Botanicus Herbal Tea, garnished with a cinnamon quill. The Gulliver’s Collins also provides the ultimate summer refreshment, whilst The Botanist G&T is a classic that never goes out of style, with rosemary and orange as a garnish.
Mazzy the van is actually named after the owner, Kate Kerr’s late mother. She commented: “Mazzy loved camping, she loved the outdoors, she loved swims in the ocean as much as bush walks, she loved a sausage sizzle for lunch and a gin at night. Mazzy is a tribute to our mum and her love for adventures and a gin at the end of the day.”