A fragrant and gloriously versatile spirit, gin adopts the palate of the variety of berries and herbs with which it is infused giving it a rare local and universal appeal.
The adaptable nature of gin makes it the perfect base spirit for classics ranging from the ubiquitous G&T (gin and tonic) to the martini (originally a gin drink for those purists out there) and the all mighty Negroni.
DID YOU KNOW
Gin derives its name from French name for the juniper berry (genièvre), which was subsequently altered by the Dutch to ‘genever’ and shortened by the English to ‘gin’.
“I love a crisp and flowery combination served over ice with a dash of tonic, a sicilian lemon twist and a slice of fresh cucumber on a hot summer day at the Races. It also makes for the ideal morning-after companion after a long evening of late-night frolics best of which is served as a Corpse Reviver No2 created by my dear friend Harry Craddock at London’s Savoy Hotel: equal parts gin, lemon juice, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, and a dash of absinthe. However be warned of their potency… as Harry used to say: “Four of these taken in swift succession will un-revive the corpse again.”