It’s not beer, vodka, whisky or rum that everyone’s talking about – it’s Gin!
That’s right, the spirit will be the most craved for alcoholic beverages this summer, which is why mobile businesses should take advantage of its rising popularity. There’s a wide choice of Gins out there, but there are more options after selecting which brand of Gin to go for.
In this blog post, we look at how to transform the up-and-coming beverage with a few tips offering an insight, regarding how to adjust Gin flavours by choosing the right garnish. What’s more, we share an exciting Gin cocktail recipe, ready to inspire your imagination to the world of Gin-cocktail-making possibilities.
The right Garnish for your Gin?
With there being so many Gin variations on the market to choose from it’s not easy to know which botanical is the perfect match. Nevertheless, in most cases it’s necessary to serve Gin with a garnish, plus it adds an aesthetic appeal.
Firstly, it’s important to consider what the Gin tastes like.
When you’ve taken a sip and savoured the taste, decide which is the main flavour from these categories: Citrus, Floral, Herbaceous, Spiced or Dry.
Then, look below and see how you can transform your Gin to add contrast or intensify its flavour.
Citrus Flavoured Gin
To make this Gin less zesty, coriander, basil and thyme would be the herbs to start testing your taste buds.
Although, you could create a citrus fusion by adding a slice of lime.
Floral Flavoured Gin
For this Gin, it’s best to stay away from garnishes that would interrupt with its fresh and subtle aroma. So, try a slice of cucumber or a peel of either grapefruit, orange, lemon or lime.
If you choose to use a citrus peel only use a small amount, since it’s more fragrant than a slice.
Herbaceous Flavoured Gin
Savoury garnishes work great with herbaceous flavoured Gins. To accentuate the herby gin flavour try rosemary or rocket, since they’ll pair nicely with the juniper in the Gin.
Spiced Flavoured Gin
For a G&T especially, cloves would do great to intensify the spice level.
Another option is to compliment the spice levels by adding an orange slice or pepper, this would make for a warming and soft combination with a G&T.
Dry Flavoured Gin
Any citrus garnish will do here, to contrast with the dryness of the Gin chose from grapefruit, orange, lemon or lime.
The Bee-utiful Honey & Gin Cocktail
This recipe particularly reminds of the iconic Piaggio Ape, which means ‘bee’ in Italian. The Piaggio Ape is a great vehicle conversion choice for mobile bars, since it has a lot in common with Gin when it comes to the ability to transform.
To make the cocktail you’ll need:
• 50ml Gin
• 10ml runny honey
• 5ml water
• 15ml fresh lemon juice
1. Make a syrup by stirring the honey into the water until dissolved
2. Pour the Gin and syrup into a cocktail shaker, adding the lemon juice and a few ice cubes
3. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass
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