Hot Cross Bun Gin

$58.00  per bottle

HM Hot Cross Bun Gin is back in 2024 delivering all the flavours of a traditional Hot Cross Bun with every sip. Your perfect companion to crafting delicious cocktails or can simply be enjoyed with a variety of mixers such as tonic water, ginger ale or dark cola.

Limited release of 140 bottles, act fast and order before they’re all gone.

Vegan and gluten-free | ABV 43%

20 in stock


HM Hot Cross Bun Gin is back in 2024! This gin is bursting with all the flavour of a traditional Hot Cross Bun that you’ve come to know and love.
Hand crafted to perfection over three stages, Dad and I begin by macerating dried fruits in the base alcohol. The maceration process is important as it draws the maximum flavour from the dried fruits adding complexity and depth to the gin.
After 24 hours of maceration, we distil the macerated base along with all the traditional Hot Cross Bun spices, fresh navel orange and more dried fruits. The distillation run takes around 6 hours to complete. We then rest the gin with medium toasted French oak spirals to balance the flavours and create our characteristic smooth finish. Panela is added to slightly sweeten.
HM Hot Cross Bun Gin is crafted with Australian produce and is gluten-free and vegan. Experience the perfect blend of tradition and innovation with each sip of this uniquely crafted gin.

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Celebrate Easter with Our Hot Cross Bun Gin – Made in Australia

Hillmartin Hot Cross Bun Gin is a limited release gin that is bursting with all the flavour of a traditional Hot Cross Bun that you’ve come to know and love. Loaded with sultanas, raisins and well-defined spices this gin tastes like Easter in your mouth.
We first released this gin to overwhelming demand with the first release selling out inside two weeks. Be sure to get in quick for the 2024 release as it’s sure to sell out again. You don’t want to miss out on this hot cross bun gin Australia loves.

The Perfect Addition to Your Gin Collection – Hot Cross Bun Gin

Crafting this Hot Cross Bun flavoured gin has been so much fun for us, and it is fair to say a lot of Hot Cross Buns were consumed in the development of this recipe. We first release HM Hot Cross Bun in 2022. When crafting this gin we were determined to make a gin that had all the flavours of a traditional Hot Cross Bun, a healthy dose of juniper and the smooth finish that our HM Gins are renowned for. And we nailed it! So said those that were lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle of the 2022 release.

For the base, we use the highest purity grain-based alcohol. To this base we add sultanas, raisins and dates and allow these to soak in the base spirit for an extended period. This allows us to extract maximum flavour from these fruits.
After a period of time we transfer the base ingredients to the still and further add juniper, cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, all spice, coconut sugar and fresh navel orange. Portions of sultanas, raisins and navel orange are also added to the botanical basket to complete the set up.
We know the magic is happening when the distillery is filled with all the smells of a traditional Hot Cross Bun.

Post distillation the gin is stored in stainless steel tanks and medium toasted French oak spirals are used to further enhance the flavour profile. The gin is cut back to 43% ABV and slightly sweetened with panela, bottled and packed ready for you to enjoy.

Hillmartin Hot Cross Bun Gin is a limited release Hot Cross Bun flavoured gin with less than 150 bottles available in 2024.

Order today to secure your bottle of hot cross bun gin Australia-wide. If you have a gin-lover in your family, this is the perfect gin Easter gift. Delivery is expected to commence first week of March.

HM Hot Cross Bun Gin – FAQs

1. Are hot cross buns an Australian thing?

Hot cross buns are not unique to Australia, as they are traditionally eaten in many countries around the world, particularly in Christian communities during the Easter period.

While hot cross buns are not unique to Australia, they have been popular in Australia for many years, and are a well-known and beloved Easter treat. In Australia, hot cross buns are typically available in bakeries and supermarkets from around February until Easter (though they seem to be appearing earlier and earlier!), and are enjoyed as a breakfast or snack food during the Easter season.

2. What do you drink gin with?

Gin can be enjoyed on its own as a digestif, or it can be mixed with tonic water, soda water, or lemonade for a refreshing cocktail. It can also be used as a flavouring agent in various desserts and pastries. Try adding a dash of

3. Can you make cocktails with gin?

Yes, you can use gin to make cocktails. It can add a unique flavour to classic gin cocktails such as a Gin and Tonic, Negroni, Martini, or a Gimlet. It can also be used to create new cocktails, such as the Hot Cross Bun Gin punch we’ve given you the recipe for above!

One classic cocktail that can be made with Hot Cross Bun Gin is the Gin Fizz, which is made by combining gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water. Another popular cocktail that can be made with Hot Cross Bun Gin is the Bramble, which is made with gin, lemon juice, and a blackberry sugar syrup.

4. What is the difference between London Dry Gin and a Flavoured Gin?

The main difference between London Dry Gin and Flavoured Gin is the process in which the gin is made.

A London Dry Gin is typically made by distilling a neutral grain spirit with botanicals such as juniper berries, coriander, and citrus peel. It has a minimum alcohol content of 37.5% and all flavour comes from the distillation process.

On the other hand, Flavoured Gin may get its flavour through distillation and also from other processes that occur post distillation. Common ways flavour is incorporated post distillation is through maceration, barrel ageing or simply adding additional flavour. Take our Hot Cross Bun Gin, for instance, which is rich with the flavour or sultanas and raisins. We macerate the fruits pre-distillation and immerse the distillate gin with oak spirals post distillation to create its smooth finish.
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4 reviews for Hot Cross Bun Gin

  1. 5 out of 5


    Tastes like easter in a glass! Love with spiced orange fever tree ginger ale. Spiced negorni also delish! Warming gin perfect for cooler nights.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Without doubt my favorite Hot Cross Gin – so yum!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Thanks as always for your beautiful product!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Easter in a glass is a great way to describe this gin!! It’s so good

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With its unique flavour this Easter gin is incredibly versatile. Elevate your drinking experience by experimenting with some of these simple cocktail recipes:

30ml HM Hot Cross Bun Gin
15ml Cointreau or if you want to reduce the volume of alcohol, swap for orange juice
60ml Prosecco
10ml Sugar syrup
30ml Soda water (or to your liking)
Lots of ice 
Orange slice and cinnamon stick to garnish

1To a wine glass with ice add gin, Cointreau(orange juice), sugar syrup and then stir to combine.
2. Add your orange slice and cinnamon stick garnish.
3. Pour in Prosecco and top with soda water. Give your spritz a light stir.
4. Enjoy.

HM Hot Cross Bun Gin
20ml Lemon juice
30ml Freshly squeezed or cloudy Apple juice
Top with ginger beer or ginger ale
Apple slice for garnish

 To a cocktail shaker with ice combine all ingredients expect ginger beer/ale. Shake for 30 seconds.
2. To a chilled Collins glass add ice and strain shaken ingredients into the glass.
3. Top with your choice of ginger beer or ginger ale.
4. Garnish with apple slice.

60ml HM Hot Cross Bun Gin
30ml Lemon juice
15ml Simple syrup
15ml Ginger syrup (optional)
15ml Egg white or aquafaba

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 20 seconds.
 Add ice to your shaker and shake for an additional 20-30 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.

180ml HM Hot Cross Bun Gin
300ml Dry ginger ale
45ml Sugar syrup (or honey syrup)
1/3 of an orange sliced 
1/4 of an apple thinly sliced
Lots of ice

1. To a cocktail jug add sugar or honey syrup and 3/4 of your orange slices and lightly muddle together.
2. Depending on the size of the jug fill it about 1/3 of the way with ice.
3. Add gin, ginger ale and stir.
4. Garnish with remaining orange slices plus the thinly sliced apple.

Hot Cross Bun Spritz Cocktail recipe



At HM Gin we are a father daughter duo on a mission to make everyone a gin lover.

Our passion for HM Gin comes from our shared love of producing high quality craft gins. HM Gin started as a lockdown hobby in 2020 and has since been awarded Australia’s best London Dry Gin at the World Gin Awards in 2023.

Being a father daughter duo we have a unique dynamic that helps us get the best out of each other and pushes us to achieve our mission of making everyone a gin lover.


Every HM Gin must be smooth. There are no ifs & buts about it, and even though we know not everyone enjoys gin neat, for us, if it’s not smooth, it’s not an HM Gin.
We make gin because we love and have fun doing it. We’ve both had careers in different industries and growing HM Gin is just simply fun. We want all the gin lovers to have just as much fun enjoying HM gin as we do making it.
As a father-daughter duo, everything we do comes back to family, creating and sharing memories together. This extends to all our fellow gin lovers; through our gins and hospitality they feel a part of the family and create and share their own memories over HM Hot Cross Bun Gin.


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