As the SW19 tennis championship enters its second week, there’s clearly no better time to serve Wimbledon Garden Gin, a small-batch dry gin that uses botanicals from the titular common. It’s described as ‘quintessentially English: sweet but tart, smooth yet bold.’
Gorse and heather grow in abundance on Wimbledon Common, giving the gin floral notes that balance the spice of juniper. It’s distilled with liquorice, lemon and, more unusually, honey; made by bees that have harvested nectar throughout the local gardens of Wimbledon. The final note is said to be Cascade Hops from Wimbledon Brewery, for a smooth clean finish.
Sold in hand-finished 70cl stoneware bottles, refillable at the brewery, this very English gin, 43% ABV, has won a Gold Medal of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021, as well as the International Gin Masters 2020 Gold Medal.
Gorse and heather grow in abundance on Wimbledon Common, giving the gin floral notes that balance the spice of juniper…
What is the perfect summer serve?
While a classic G&T would be our first suggestion, for the tennis why not celebrate with a Wimbledon Bloom?
Ingredients for a Wimbledon Bloom cocktail comprise 25ml Wimbledon Garden Gin, 25m Apple Juice, 25m Elderflower Cordial, lemon juice, and prosecco.
Muddle the gin, apple juice and the juice from half a lemon and shake with ice. Serve in champagne flute three quarters full and top with prosecco.
Wimbledon Gin is sold here, priced £37.50.
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