Who remembers a time where you would walk into a bar, order for a gin and tonic and wait for the “ice and a slice?”reply? When lime instead of lemon was the new cosmopolitan garnish for a Gordon’s and Slimline?
For all you lovers of the great G&T (traditionalist or otherwise) we’ve devised our favourite list. Perfect for a post dinner tipple or enjoyed outdoors kicked back in deckchair. Here’s a just a few of our seasonal favourites to keep you cool this summer.
Keeping it Cornish….
Mr Tarquin moved away from Chef-life and a grey London desk with a single copper distiller and started making the first Cornish gin for over a century just outside Padstow. Three more pot-stills and several awards later the brand is a national powerhouse for craft gin, offering a wonderful selection of seasonal varieties outside its traditional dry gin.
Best served with elderflower fever tree tonic and fresh berries for the perfect balance of fruity and floral.
Made on the picturesque Mullion coastline, along the Lizard peninsula,by husband & wife team, William & Rubina. Curio’s ethos of natural botanicals and adventurous spirit links quite closely with our own sense of fun & nature inspired cuisine.
Best Served with freshly squeezed lime to bring out the fresh oceanic edge vibes from the light clifftop samphire and Fentimans Botantical Tonic
Cornwalls first cold compound gin, developed on the cobbles of St Ives by the three Thompson brothers. A relatively new gin crafted and curated in 2016, this family run business know how to pack a punch by using high-quality raw grain spirits in capturing the heart of Cornwall in every bottle.
Best Served with a traditional tonic, juniper, thyme and citrus
New for 2018…..
Foxhole Vineyard in Surrey started growing grapes for English Wine back in the 1970s. The revolutionary thinkers in the South East have recently branched into the world of gin. By second pressing grape pulp, an intense grape juice is created which forms the basis for the gin itself. As a result, each gin carries its own vintage and “winey” characteristics. Foxhole is both smooth and aromatic with a genuine harvest feel. With gin production such a typically swift process – we really like the idea of a slowed down methodology in creating this crafty batch.
Best Served: with Grapefruit if you enjoy a citrus burst or with rosemary to bring out the floral notes.
Pink Pepper Gin
This gin is made in the heart of Cognac region by Miko & Ian of Audemus. They utlise modern techniques such as maceration and low pressure distillation – a colder, more intense gin making process. A fresh and spicy gin with cardomom fragrance and flavours of honey and tonka make for an exciting taste experience.