Scapegrace Black’s Custom Cocktail Kit To Gin-Fluence Your Night In

Partnering with Australia’s first dedicated digital bar, this virtual gin journey brings the booze to you!


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It’s another night in lockdown (we’ve stopped counting the days). Netflix, wine, UberEats and maybe the occasional phone sex sesh if we’re lucky. Note: Haven’t been too lucky. Although Freedom Day is becoming more of a reality with a potential date set, and so many of us are keen to visit our usual bar scene as well as explore new ones, there’s still just a little way to go. And so to get by, it’s important to mix up our week with a refreshing twist of activities and hobbies so that the Iso blues don’t get the better of us.

It was in the hump of lockdown that I knew it was time to spice things up from my mundane ‘schedule’. So, I let myself experience a gin-filled journey which turned out to be the perfect solo date night in; a wholesome self-care sesh involving unique cocktails and learning more about one of my go-to spirits.

Scapegrace Black has partnered with digital bar Box Bar and created a new custom cocktail kit complete with the iconic black gin, mixers, and garnishes. It saved me from a trip to the shops and all came perfectly packaged with the exact amount needed for each cocktail I was about to make in the comfort of my living room.

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Championed as the world’s first natural black gin, this craft spirit from our neighbours in New Zealand is carefully curated using organic botanicals (aronia berry, saffron, pineapple, butterfly pea, sweet potato), to produce that very distinct and ominous black hue, which changes colour when mixed.


Along with the Scapegrace Black samples and a cocktail guide, I was also able to sample the cocktails through a virtual masterclass hosted by Mikey Ball, Scapegrace Ambassador and Creator of Scapegrace Black, and James Harvey-Fiander, Chief Experience Officer at Box Bar. The duo guided us into the art of cocktail creation and highlighted the colour-changing properties of the unique craft gin. The insightful experience has us learning about the history of the Scapegrace distillery, how the first natural black gin was established, and the greatest ways to enjoy the spirit.

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The cocktail kit allows you to create three cocktails: Scapegrace Signature Serve, The Ebony Collins, and a Wellington Mule.


Scapegrace Signature Serve


  • 50ml Scapegrace Black

  • 150mL Fever-Tree Indian Tonic 2 slices of dried green apple


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Colour: Transitioned from black to plum.


Taste: A strong fusion of citrus and botanical extracts.


Thoughts: I loved this cocktail – and although I rate it so highly, it still wasn’t my number 1 (which, I guess, is a compliment). It boasts a very unique and mature palate of flavours; definitely one to sip on slowly whilst enjoying a relaxing evening outside with a book or good company.


Rating: 4/5

The Ebony Collins


  • 50ml Scapegrace Black

  • 15ml Limoncello Gin

  • 100ml Cascade Soda Water

  • 1 slice of dehydrated grapefruit to garnish


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Colour: Transitioned from black to currant.

Taste: A subtle bitterness that’s softened by the array of flavours in Scapegrace black.

Thoughts: I felt like I was on the Amalfi Coast or in Cinque Terre. The limoncello flavour sparked a sensory experience like no other. I caught myself falling into a moment of wanderlust; there’s something quite poetic and transformative about the taste. I think this cocktail in particular triggered a memory I had when I was in Italy a few years ago on the beach sampling cocktails with the friend I was travelling with – it embodied the soul and authenticity of those exquisite drinks we had that day.

Rating: 5/5


Wellington Mule


  • 50ml Scapegrace Black

  • 150ml Capi Spiced Ginger Beer

  • 2 slices of dehydrated lime to garnish


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Colour: Transitioned from black to a thulian pink.

Taste: Citrusy with a solid kick of ginger.

Thoughts: If you’re like me and you’re a fan of lighter cocktails like Moscow Mules and Mojitos, then this one's for you. However, it’s more like a reimagined version of let’s say the Moscow Mule as the flavours found in the Scapegrace gin really enhances the experience and ultimately gives it just the right amount of edge to achieve borderline perfection.

Rating: 4.5/5

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