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Spring Sips at Santini Bar: Unveiling the Butterfly Pea G&T

Aug 25, 2023  ·  3 min read

At Santini Bar, we take the ordinary and transform it into the extraordinary. We entwine simplicity with sophistication, creating an experience that’s nothing short of remarkable. Our latest concoction, the Butterfly Pea G&T, is a testament to our dedication to crafting drinks that are not just beverages, but expressions of artistry. 

A purple dream. A G&T not only tantalizes your taste buds but also enchants your eyes. Enter the Butterfly Pea G&T. A stunning creation that marries our beloved Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with the vibrant hues of butterfly pea flowers. This infusion not only elevates the gin’s flavour profile but also imparts a mesmerising purple hue that’s made to sit at the centre of every phone screen. 

The Butterfly Pea G&T isn’t just about looks – it’s the perfect sip, a symphony of flavours. We pair this botanical-infused gin with a crisp and refreshing Strangelove Tonic, a dynamic duo that’s sure to awaken your senses this season. For a final touch of elegance, we lightly stain the concoction with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, creating a palate cleanser that’s as enchanting as a spring breeze.

Behind the Scenes: A Chat with Bar Manager, Remy Wise-Petering
We sat down with the mastermind behind this creation, Bar Manager Remy Wise Petering, to unravel the inspiration and trends that shaped the Butterfly Pea G&T. 

What inspired you to make this drink?
The Butterfly Pea G&T was born from the desire to infuse unexpected magic into our guests’ experiences. We wanted to breathe new life into the classic G&T, adding a touch of flair that would surprise and delight. 

Do you see a trend in the drinks market at the moment?
Absolutely. The drinks market is abuzz with vibrant colours and engaging service rituals. It’s about enhancing the classics with unique twists that catch the eye and excite the palate. 

What do you love most about working with Four Pillars Gin?
Working alongside Four Pillars is a privilege. They represent the essence of Australian gin-making with their exceptional quality. Our tradition of collaborating on a QT x FP Gin each year exemplifies our shared commitment to creating something uniquely wonderful. 

What is your go-to drink on a night out?
A Negroni. It’s a timeless classic that evolves with every venue, offering boldness, bitterness, complexity, and above all, deliciousness. 


Elevate Your Spring: Crafting the Butterfly Pea G&T 


  • 30ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin infused with Butterfly Pea Flowers 
  • 90ml Strangelove Tonic 
  • 10ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur 


  1. Soak a teaspoon of butterfly pea flowers in Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin for 30 minutes. 
  2. In a highball glass, add 10ml of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur and 90ml of Strangelove Tonic. 
  3. Gently float 30ml of butterfly pea-infused Four Pillars Gin over a large ice spear. 
  4. Garnish with a delicate flower, a nod to nature’s beauty. 

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal, and the Butterfly Pea G&T encapsulates this spirit in every sip. Join us at Santini Bar to experience the magic – a symphony of taste and visual delight that’s the epitome of a springtime indulgence. 

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