In high spirits: four indulgent alcohol-inspired recipes

July 11, 2019
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
In high spirits: four indulgent alcohol-inspired recipes

Take your cooking to new heights by pairing your favourite Liquorland spirit with a dynamic dish.

Warm your cockles with bold, liquor-laced and tipple-inspired recipes. Spicy, creamy, rich and sweet, Olivia Galletly’s dishes are cleverly matched with popular Liquorland spirits, to create the perfect culinary experience.

But that’s not all. We’ve partnered with The Rees Hotel Queenstown, to offer you the chance to win the ultimate luxury getaway. Find more information, and the link to the entry form, at the bottom of the page.

Gruyère Cheese Soufflés
If sweet dreams are made of cheese, then we’ll be going to bed thinking of these indulgent soufflés. Made using gruyère and parmesan, they’re rich and have a moreish nutty flavour. Enjoy alongside a wee dram of Chivas Regal 12-year Blended Scotch Whisky on the rocks.

cheese souffle recipe

Tequila, Chilli and Lime Chicken Wings
Do your thing, chicken wing – add some Jose Cuervo Tequila to your dinner and let’s get this party started. Sticky, moreish and packing a punch, this booze-laced snack is finger-lickin’ good.

tequlia chicken wings

Cashew and Coconut Lamb Curry
A creamy, dreamy curry should always be served alongside onomatopoeia-inducing poppadoms and an ice-cold Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin and tonic. We like our curry spicy and our drinks stiff.

lamb curry

Ginger Loaf with Port-poached Pears
We see your ginger cake and raise you our stickier, more decadent version – complete with pears lovingly poached in Taylor’s 10-year-old Tawny Port. Oh, and we’ll go a step further by drizzling the loaf with a lick-the-bowl-clean-it’s-that-good caramel sauce. And because more is more, we suggest you serve it alongside a glass of port. Bliss.

ginger loaf with pears and caramel sauce

To get you in the winter spirit – pun intended – we’re offering you the chance to win the ultimate winter getaway. We’ve teamed up with The Rees Hotel Queenstown, to ensure your escape exudes luxury. The incredible prize is for the Ultimate Queenstown Heli Wine Tour with The Rees Hotel’s wine director, for two people.

The experience will begin with a glass of champagne, a luxury transfer and a helicopter tour providing you with breathtaking 180-degree panoramic views of Queenstown. Your first stop will be wine tasting and lunch at Mt Difficulty winery, followed by a wine tasting at Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka and then a drink at Cardrona Pub before heading back to The Rees Hotel. But that’s not all, the prize also includes the following:

  • • 2 Nights’ Accommodation in an Executive Lake View one-Bedroom apartment
  • • Daily breakfast in the True South Dining Room
  • • Complimentary late check-out until 12noon
  • • Complimentary fruit bowl on arrival
  • • Complimentary car parking and WIFI
  • • Inclusive of all car and heli transfers
  • • Inclusive of lunch at Mt Difficulty Wines
  • • Inclusive of all selected wines/beverages at each winery and the Cardrona Pub
  • If this once-in-a-lifetime getaway takes your fancy, then we suggest you enter the competition now.


Accommodation is subject to availability. Transport to and from Queenstown is not provided. Further terms and conditions apply.