The Gin Tonic offers endless creative potential.
The apparent simplicity of the pairings hides a complex and richly experienced reality.
Each ingredient plays a key role in the overall balance.
From ice to tonic, from gin to flavorings, everything must lead to the best possible result.
Passion, expertise and lots of experimentation raise the bar of quality higher and higher.
Bembo has created a line of Botanicals for Gin Tonic suitable for discerning enthusiasts who wish to impress their guests with unusual pairings.
Inside the box are the 6 basic botanicals to be combined at will to flavor your own Gin Tonic:
- Juniper berries (25g)
- Orange peel (10g)
- Cinnamon sticks (20g)
- Ginger Rhizome (20g)
- Pink Pepper (25g)
- Hibiscus flowers (10g)
Method of Use:
1) Choose your favorite gin and consult which botanicals make it up;
2) Select the ones you want to enhance;
3) Crush the botanicals you have chosen using, for example, a marble mortar;
4) Pour the crushed botanicals into a glass;
5) Add the selected gin;
6) Wait 15 to 20 minutes;
7) Strain the contents into a Cocktail glass, in which ice is already present;
8) Add the appropriate tonic water;
9) Garnish with choreographic elements that recall the flavors and aromas of the cocktail.
Here are some valuable tips:
Properly dosing the spices and flavorings to add to Gin tonic requires practice and experimentation. In fact, the balance of flavors is achieved only after trying different techniques and mastering the exact doses.
Alcohol accentuates the scent and flavor of spices, and it is advisable to have the utmost mastery in handling these flavors. In fact, spice tends to cover up other flavors and it is prudent to start with small doses.
Equip yourself with the right tools to crush them (the Bembo marble bowl mortar is ideal) and place great importance on steeping, the moment when all the flavor is released.
The Spice Pantry
Place Bembo spice jars in a cool, dry place, preferably in the dark.
Use them for your Gin Tonics but also for other Cocktails or in the kitchen to flavor your dishes. This is the only way to familiarize yourself with the scents and flavors that will characterize your preparations. You will be able to select and choose your favorites, always maintaining the freshness of your supply.