Hello from Tassie! I'm here exploring the far south end of Australia thanks to @cheapticketssg and @tasmania.
On my last day in Tasmania, I took a full day food tour called the "Bruny Island Traveller Tour" with @pennicottjourneys. Bruny Island is just an hour drive and ferry ride south of Hobart. The tour was an amazing day of eating and sampling gourmet produce made locally in the island itself - we had cheese, beer, freshly shucked Tasmanian oysters, scones with jam made from local berries, local wine tasting, a lunch of tasmanian salmon, chocolate tasting, locally-made honey, and a gin and tonic at the whiskey house.
Yeah I know some of you are probably wondering why I had G&T at a whiskey house, however the G&T ended up being the star of the trip for me (followed closely by the oysters, because i LOVE oysters). This magical gin right here is called Seclusion. It is Bruny Island's first gin release, distilled at the Tasman peninsula. So why is it so magical? In the bottle, it is originally a deep bright blue color but once you pour tonic water on it, it turns into this beautiful gradient of pale purple/pink color! I couldn't help but take a small bottle home for myself .
Update: as @edwingohse and @macaroni.and.chi pointed out below, this change in color is from coloring made from Butterfly pea flower, which reacts with citrus to change color. I've been seeing a lot of butterfly pea in food and drinks lately, I think they are going to the next big thing!
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