Making the Cocktail – Grand Stand

Cocktail Grand Stand

The Yarra Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and premium beverages, serves as the muse for an exquisite cocktail creation – the Cocktail Grand Stand. A rich history of mixology, this mix traces its origins to “1700 Cocktails for The Man Behind the Bar” by R. de Fleury (1934). Its distinctiveness lies in the fusion of Yarra Valley Dry Gin, Cognac, Lime Juice, Maraschino Liqueur, and a touch of Cocktail Essentials Simple Syrup.

Origin and History

  • Featured in the classic mixology guide from the 1930s, this cocktail showcases a unique amalgamation of flavours.
  • Blending the finesse of cognac and the essence of Yarra Valley Dry Gin, it presents a sophisticated taste that evokes familiarity while standing out as an original creation.


  • Yarra Valley Dry Gin (30ml)
  • Cognac (30ml)
  • Lime Juice (30ml)
  • Maraschino Liqueur (30ml)
  • Cocktail Essentials Simple Syrup (10ml)

Preparation Steps

  1. Assemble: Combine all the listed ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake: Vigorously shake the mixture to blend and chill the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Strain: Pour the harmonious blend into a classic cocktail glass, ensuring a smooth, elegant presentation.
  4. No Garnish: The beauty of this cocktail lies in its simplicity, requiring no additional adornments.

The Fusion of Flavors:

The Yarra Valley Dry Gin with the warmth of Cognac, balanced by the zesty notes of Lime Juice and the subtle sweetness of Maraschino Liqueur, creates a palatable masterpiece. Despite its seemingly unconventional combination, the Cocktail Grand Stand embodies elegance and charm, inviting comparisons to well-known classics while carving its own identity.

Experience and Serve:

Savor the delightful complexity of the Cocktail Grand Stand in a sophisticated setting or during a relaxed evening at home. Whether you’re an aficionado seeking a memorable sensory journey through the distinct flavours of the Yarra Valley.


The Cocktail Grand Stand stands as a testament to the artistry of mixology, drawing inspiration from the Yarra Valley’s essence and the craftsmanship behind Four Pillars Gin. Crafted with precision and finesse, this cocktail is a contemporary twist on traditional flavours. Embrace the spirit of innovation and indulge in the intriguing blend that is the Cocktail Grand Stand – a toast to creativity.

This Cocktail encapsulates the essence of Yarra Valley, while inviting enthusiasts to taste a delightful creation born from the marriage of expertise and innovation.

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