Have you ever had Christmas in 35 degrees? If not, you're not really missing out. Probably due to the burning heat, the Aussies celebrate Christmas with barbecue, cold ham, and ice-cooled beers from the eski. These are all enjoyable in their own right, but somehow Christmas is meant to be about comforting food, rich puddings, and bottles of wine for that extra beer coat padding.
There is one thing that the Australians nail about Christmas, however: the legendary Pavlova, or simply Pav, as it has inevitably been shortened to. Fluffy soft meringue coated in chantilly and fresh tropical fruits. If you know, you know. If you don't, find a recipe and teach yourself. The hours will be worth it.
Fortunately for you, we have taken the essence of the Pav and squeezed it into a bottle, giving it a bit of a grown-up kick along the way. For this Christmas In Queensland, we have mixed vanilla vodka with flavourful white rum, sweet passionfruit liqueur, tropical fruit juices, and a generous serve of mango syrup, so you can save your air miles and let us transport you to a pristine tropical beach.
18.9 % vol
Vanilla vodka, white rum, passionfruit liqueur, tropical fruit and lemon juices, mango syrup.
How to serve
Stick it in the freezer for half an hour and pour into a stemmed glass.