A good quality gin needs to be mixed with a premium tonic.
Thankfully, with the boom of quality gins, there has been a re-invention of the tonic. No longer an ice and a slice, today we have a great choice of flavoured tonics to bring out the best in the gin.
Double Dutch was founded by Dutch twin sisters, hence the name. Thave created revolutionary mixers to intensify enjoyment of spirits, or to be drunk solo.
This tonic water rewards the palate rather than shocking it, by brightening the top of the quinine flavour with pink grapefruit while deepening the lower notes with a subtle hint of juniper berries.
Often considered to be a superfood, pomegranate has a complex flavour profile that straddles sweet and tart but also offers a tannin note to provide body and structure to cocktails.
Basil, in the anise family, has always been renowned for lifting acidic flavours such as tomatoes and in a soft drink its peppery top note is a superb counterbalance to pomegranate, delivering a complex, exotic mid-taste that supports rather than overwhelming a mixed drink.
Herbaceous aroma with a sweet and tangy finish.
For the sophisticated drinker, a herbaceous aroma with a sweet and tart finish.
50ml Mezcal, top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil. Garnish with orange wheel
50ml Vermouth, top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil. Garnish with sprig of basil
50ml Herbaceous Gin, top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil. Garnish with floral ingredients