This week we would like to show you another of our gin collection G&T twists – made with the awesome Portobello Road Gin.
The Portobello Road Story
The guys behind The Ginstitute, Ged Feltham, Jake Burger and Paul Lane crated Portobello Road Gin. This Mecca for gin fans is based at the Portobello Star in Notting Hill, and is a tribute to all things gin. Their gin experiences will leave you steeped in knowledge about England’s only true spirit. And fairly well steeped in the spirit itself, of course… You will even get to create your own blend, which can be recreated for you at any time.
When they were opening their museum to mother’s ruin, they realized they needed something they could call their own, and set about creating their own gin using their 30L still Copernicus the second. After much trial and error they arrived at a recipe that is classic London dry but with some richer spice as well. This results in a much more versatile drink. The nine botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, cassia bark, liquorice and nutmeg) are nowadays distilled with neutral grain spirit. Charles Maxwell, whose family have been distilling for 300 years, oversees production at Thames Distillers in South London.
The finished gin has plenty of juniper, as you would expect form a classic London Dry blend. This is softened by cleansing citrus and a slight berry flavour, all held together by a pleasant, warm spice.
To compliment this delicious and award-winning gin we mix it with classic Fever Tree Indian Tonic, dehydrated orange, fresh raspberries and a cinnamon quill.
As well as our G&T twist, it is great served simply with grapefruit for a long, refreshing drink or mixed into classic gin cocktails. It works equally well as a martini or as something more complex like a negroni.