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Thursday 17 February 2011

Cocktail Hour: Tanqueray 10

A little while ago, Tanqueray posted me a bottle of Tanqueray 10 gin. I'm going to assume that this is because they love me and want to marry me. Only someone who was smitten with me would send me such nice boozy presents. And their love is reciprocated too, because this is one damn tasty gin.

For a start it's in a very swish bottle. That's always a good start, isn't it? If something is in a nice bottle, I want to drink it. Now, I'm not usually a fan of drinking gin neat, but in the interests of tasting, I must. Usually, this would make me feel like a massive lush, but here's the thing: You could drink this over ice. It even smells nice. It's not harsh, it doesn't make you cough after one sip. It's light, it's fragrant, it tastes subtle but it still packs a punch. I really like this gin. It's not cheap at around £35 for a bottle, but if you're a real gin fan, I do think it's worth the extra pennies. I'd happily buy it again. If you see it on the menu in a bar, order it instead of your usual to see what you think.

Now, I did play around with some recipes, but try as I might I couldn't get one perfect enough to share with you (that'll teach me to use out of season fruit), so here's a tasty recipe that T10 sent me. It's perfect for spring, and it'll really go with all those subtle flavours.

Queen of Hearts.

You'll need:
  • 50ml Tanqueray 10
  • 10ml Fraise liqueur
  • 10ml lychee syrup
  • 5ml Elderflower cordial
Shake it!

Shake everything together in a cocktail shaker over ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with half a strawberry.

What's your favourite gin cocktail?

1 comment:

  1. That looks glorious and I would love to try it in a gin fizz. But did you still cry it all out the next day? Or is that me?


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