The Army and Navy cocktail with Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin

The case for this one takes us away from the trend of pink gin cocktails and gives us a hint of citrus-y goodness.

After experimenting with some exclusive batches of a high-proof gin for the Gin Palace, Four Pillars decided to add fresh “Judy’s Everbearing” native finger limes for the release of their Navy Strength Gin in 2014.

Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin

This fresh citrus goes into the botanical basket, with some fresh ginger, giving the Navy Strength Gin its signature power and intensity.

The resulting gin has lifted aromatics of lime curd, pine needles, and fragrant spices with a vanilla character which pulls it all together. The palate is intense – sweet and juicy – but it is still very clean.

Four Pillars Army and Navy Cocktail

The Army and Navy cocktail by Four Pillars Gin is a citrus-y concoction that combines the strong flavours of the Navy Strengh Gin and almond leaving you with an interesting tipple. Here’s how you can make your own:


  • 45mL Navy Strength Gin (though the Rare Dry Gin works just as well)
  • 30mL lemon juice
  • 15mL Orgeat Syrup
  • 3-4 dashes bitters if desired (floated)


  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into a chilled martini style glass
  • Dash the *bitters on top with gay abandon if you’re up for it

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