Four Ways with Four Pillars Gin & Nachtmann

And the new Gin & Tonic glass

James Irvine, the Creative Director of Gin Drinks for Four Pillars Gin, shows us four ways to mix one of our favourite spirits with the Nachtmann Gin & Tonic glass!

Line up of Four Pillars Gins

James Irvine joined Four Pillars in 2018 after returning home from Mexico City, where he was named Runner Up at the 10th annual Bacardi Legacy Competition. In June 2020, he helped open the Four Pillars Laboratory in Surry Hills, to bring the experience of the Yarra Valley gin distillery to Sydney.

If you haven't heard of Four Pillars (unlikely!), there's one major thing you should know: in 2019, they were named International Gin Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London. So they know their stuff, and their new venue shows this off: an exhaustive gin shop, masterclasses and tastings, and Eileen's Bar, open from 5pm Wednesday to Friday and 3pm on Saturdays.

There you'll find James mixing Four Pillars creations from the carefully curated cocktail list of gin classics and modern masterpieces, complimented by a selection of beer, cider and wine, and a small menu of bar snacks. "Eileen's Bar focuses on a variety of drink styles, ingredients, producers and techniques," James says, "Our menus stay true to the brand promise of being fun, approachable and foremost – delicious."

Keen for a taste? Check out James' four gin cocktails below, then visit the Eileen's Bar website to learn more!


Nachtmann Gin & Tonic with Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

Rare Dry Gin & Tonic


  • 45ml Rare Dry Gin
  • 90ml Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic


  1. Build drink in glass, followed by ice
  2. Garnish with an orange wedge 
Nachtmann Gin & Tonic with Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin

Spiced Negroni Gin Spritz 


  • 15ml Spiced Negroni Gin
  • 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice 
  • 10ml Lillet Blanc 
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)
  • 20ml Soda Water 
  • 60ml Sparkling Wine 


  1. Build drink in glass, followed by ice
  2. Garnish with basil and lemon wheel 
Nachtmann Gin & Tonic with Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin

Ginger Mule 


  • 30ml Navy Strength Gin 
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters 
  • Capi Flamin’ Ginger Beer 


  1. Add Navy Strength Gin and Bitters to glass, followed by ice
  2. Top up with Ginger Beer
  3. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime
Nachtmann Gin & Tonic with Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Bloody & Lemon


  • 45ml Bloody Shiraz Gin 
  • StrangeLove Bitter Lemon 


  1. Add Bloody Shiraz Gin to glass, followed by ice
  2. Top up with Bitter Lemon
  3. Garnish with a ruby grapefruit wedge