Created by the bar’s mixologists, the new Gin Journey menu features unique takes on the favoured gin and tonic cocktail, made from a wide range of gins, tonics and garnishes from all around the world with a particular focus on their personality and the history behind them.
Expect combinations such as Dodd’s Gin with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, fresh chillies and lemon peel. Hand-crafted in Battersea, Dodd’s Gin is made by distilling the lion’s share of organic ingredients in a traditional copper alembic named Christina, with the more delicate botanicals reserved for the contemporary cold vacuum still, Little Albion. The result is a tribute to Ralph Dodd, a brilliant entrepreneur, schemer and engineer.
Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics also features an impressive range of six Tanqueray gins, including rare limited editions like Tanqueray Old Tom Gin (a classic sweeter style of gin with high proportions of juniper, angelica root, coriander and liquorice, that sees founder Charles Tanqueray’s 1835 recipe revived in the present day) and Tanqueray Malacca (a sweeter gin with less juniper emphasis and more citrus than the classic style) among others.
Further concoctions include Portobello Road No.171 with Fever Tree Indian Tonic, blood orange and rosemary, Half hitch with 1724 tonic and cinnamon, Elephant gin with Thomas Henry Indian Tonic, fresh ginger and lemon grass and Monkey 47 sloe gin with Fever Tree Indian tonic and orange peel.
Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics also features an Absinthe Experience, where guests will be able to sample a selection of spirits and cocktails including La Fée, Jade and Pernod.
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