Regal Rogue Launches The Australiano Cocktail
Australian vermouth launches four new signature serves and charity initiative for 10th birthday
Leading Australian quaffing vermouth Regal Rogue is celebrating its tenth birthday this year, with the launch of four new signature serves alongside a charity initiative. Using the same mantra that the brand launched with in 2011, ‘Fearlessly Handcrafted’, Regal Rogue is turning the classic Americano cocktail on its head for 2021, with the creation of The Australiano.
The new signature serves are vermouth forward, yet instead of the classic equal parts of vermouth, Campari and two-parts soda, The Australiano will be a three-step spritz, with bars encourages to use local ingredients. Each varietal: Bold Red, Lively White, Wild Rosé and Daring Dry will be incorporated into the collection, combined with a modifier, soda water and garnished with seasonal fruit and botanicals.
The UK Australiano serves are as follows:
Regal Rogue Lively White (37.5ml), Limoncello (12.5ml), topped with Fever-Tree Mexican lime Soda (100ml) garnished with a lemon wedge, green grapes and basil leaf for a citrus and floral finish.
Regal Rogue Daring Dry (37.5ml), Dry Sherry (12.5ml), topped with Soda (100ml), garnished with a cucumber slice and sprig of thyme for a vegetal and herbaceous finish
Regal Rogue Bold Red (37.5ml), Campari (12.5ml), topped with Fever-tree Blood Orange Soda (100ml), garnished with a blood orange wedge and red grapes for an aromatic and rich fruit finish.
Regal Rogue Wild Rosé (37.5ml), Aperol(12.5ml), topped with Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda (100ml), garnished with lemon & mint for a tropical fruit and fresh finish.
To salute the past ten years and look forward to the next ten, Regal Rogue has launched a Rogue Community Fund, pledging $1AUS from every Australiano serve sold in the UK, Australia and US to give back and invest in the future of the pillars which are key to Regal Rogue’s success; organic practices, sustainability, wild botanicals and rediscovering lost knowledge, handcraft skills and methods.
From June 2021 to June 2022, all funds will be invested back into access to Australian superfoods in Indigenous communities. For every $125 raised, Regal Rogue will be able to fund 1 person with a 3- month supply of a unique blend of nutritional Australian wild superfoods ‘LIFE’ to Indigenous communities across Australia. This nutritional support, created by Vic Cherikoff, contains a unique blend of 14 wild foods and 9 essential oils, including Illawarra plum, rainforest lime, Kakadu (Kalari) plum, wild rosella and more and is known to assist with common health problems and ailments, improving overall health.
On the launch of The Australiano, Regal Rogue founder Mark Ward sums up the new initiative. “After 10 years of turning vermouth upside down, we decided to focus on the Americano and give it the Rogue twist to launch a new Aperitif to the world as ‘The Australiano’. It also gave us an opportunity to find a way to give back to the indigenous community of Australia as a thank you for 10 years of native botanicals. I will be toasting every customer, bartender and consumer as a thank you for the last 10 years and toast to the next 10 years.”
The Australiano is currently available at from Cin Cin bars in the UK (London and Brighton) and will be supported by Regal Rogue’s UK distributor, Liana Collection, in 2021. Inviting on-trade accounts to create their own bespoke Australiano using local ingredients.