As we all know Australia is the only country in the world that is a country and a continent in itself and this lovely Land Down Under has so much to offer. Every year tourists visit Australia by thousands to explore the stunning sights as well as relish the Australian lifestyle. And what speaks better of the traditional lifestyle, if not for the famous Australian food and drinks. If you haven’t yet experienced the amazing flavors of Australia, then you should definitely try some famous Australian drinks. They will surely tantalize you with their delicious and unique taste.
Australia’s liquor industry is a rapidly flourishing one. There are many variety of liquors that are distilled and fortified in the Australian soil. When it comes to famous Australian drinks you should definitely check out our list, to know the real flavors of Australia.
10 Best Australian Drinks
There are many local Australian drinks that you can try your hands on. If you happen to be backpacking across Australia, then there are some drinks that should definitely touch your taste buds at least once, so you get an idea of the most famous Australian drink and beverages. Take a look at our list.
1. Ginger Beer
Bundaberg Ginger Beer is one of the famous Australian drink, which is a must try. The drink is brewed in the most traditional ways. First, they grind up dried ginger, which is locally grown and able to retain the flavor. This ginger is then mixed with sugarcane and water and heated until the spice from the ginger is released, which is then fermented with a special kind of yeast. Once fermented, the beer is passed through craft filters, leaving only traces of minute ginger particles.
Price: 4.50 AUD per 100ml
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Jagerbombs is a nice and flashy cocktail that offers you the best of both worlds in one drink. Basically, this drink offers you an energy drink mixed with an alcoholic shot in one place, make it an ‘Ener-Holic’ drink. The drinks are pretty fun in presentation and to drink of course. When you order Jager Bombs shots with your friends, you are provided with glasses filled with Red Bull and an empty glass beside it. Jagermeister shots are placed on the edges of each of these glasses for you to drink.
Best Place to Try: Melbourne, Australia
Price: 24.50 AUD
3. Archie Rose
Another one among famous Australian drinks is this Archie Rose gin. Handcrafted specially for you this gin is absolutely smooth and definitely worth the purchase. The flavor is simply great and you can mix with a good tonic to enjoy the stunning taste of this super smooth spirit. A lot of gin lovers shift to Archie Rose, for a nice taste of Australian flavor. Though a little on the expensive side, Archie Rose is a true taste of Aussie gins and a nice change in your alcohol cabinet.
Best Place to Try: Sydney
Price: 68.42 AUD
4. Bundaberg Brewed Beverages
If you are looking for a famous Australian non-alcoholic drinks, then Bundaberg range of brewed beverages is the perfect choice for you. All the Bundaberg brewed drinks are brewed naturally. Although the drinks are fermented beforehand, but it is then heated to leave out the residual traces of alcohol and then packed to provide you the best tasting non-alcoholic beverages. The soft drinks are available in multiple flavors including Guava, Blood Orange, Peach, Lemon Lime and Bitters offering you a range of very Australian drinks. It is very famous brand in Australia and is a great choice among consumers.
Price: 9.73, AUD
5. 666 Vodka
Made from the clear waters of Cape Grim, 666 Vodka, is one of the best locally made Australian spirit. The vodka comes in a small range that includes a classic vodka, a butter flavored one and a vodka infused with coffee. You try these neat vodka shot or team the butter flavored Vodka with an espresso martini for a twist.
Best Place to Buy: Melbourne, Australia.
Price: 37.59 – 59.86 AUD
6. Bundaberg Rum
Produced in Bundaberg, Australia, this is a kind of dark rum. It is also commonly known as ‘Bundy’. It is quite famous among the Australians and now internationally. Bundaberg range of rums have won many awards and accolades both locally as well as abroad. The Bundaberg rum comes in a wide range of selection including Bundaberg Rum Original, Bundaberg Rum UP, Bundaberg Red, Bundaberg Overproof and Bundaberg Five just to name a few. The rum range contains up to 20 different label that you can try from. When in Australia, you can keep a good bottle of Bundy with pride.
Best Place to Buy: Bundaberg, Australia
Price: 35.95 AUD per 700 ml bottle
If you are a beer lover, then you will definitely like Tooheys. If you set foot for the first time in the Australian soil, then might be concerned about the taste of Australian beer. But Tooheys will diminish all your concerns. To be quite frank, this beer is darn good to taste. The bottles are available in different sizes, a half pint, Schooner and a pint. So, even if you are budget traveler, you can definitely grab half a pint bottle of this Australian favorite.
Best Place to Buy: NSW, Australia
Price: 4.01 AUD per half pint
If you have tasted a Goon, it can be assured that you’ve been backpacking across Australia. The origin of the name Goon is totally unknown so is the origin of its tastes. Nonetheless, this is actually a boxed wine that contains a type of white wine. Although, initially one might not appreciate the taste of goon all that much, but it grows on you and you will come to love it. A pro tip would be to mix the drink with some fruit juice to make the flavor better.
Price: Up to 45 AUD
Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery can be considered as one of the best and top liquor brands in Australia, which produces some of the best quality gin and vodka. The gins produced by Hippocampus are among the best and high quality Aussie drinks. The spirits are crafted by traditional Australian methods. The Vodka is made organically using organic wheat. The entire process of production results in distinct Australian fine-tuned Vodka. The gin on the other is distilled traditionally too using ingredients like, Orange, Lemon-peel, Coriander and cubeb pepper. Made using the Hippocampus distillers’ personal recipe, the gin is produced with a perfectly well balanced and smooth finish.
Best Place to Buy: Western Australia
Price: 50.96 – 1022.35 AUD
10. Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain is a local Australian brand that many have not heard. Although you won’t find a label from this brand sitting at a shelf of Dan Murphy’s, but it doesn’t mean that nobody knows about it. The brand however is known to many spirit judges and has collected over 300 awards in their 20 years of existence. Run by Michael and Alla Ward, the distillery is known to produce some offbeat products including an Apricot brandy, which is favored by bartenders all throughout Australia, a Lilly Pilly gin and a Quandong Liqueur.
Best Place to Buy: Queensland
Are you still thinking what to have while at the land of Kangaroos? Here, you have it, a list of all the famous drinks in Australia. A great part of backpacking includes some nice drinks and beverages. So don’t forget to try some of these on your next Australian tour.
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