If you only drink a traditional dry gin, you may be in the wrong place this month. Lucas Cattell, the owner of Catcher and Co. has created a bold adventure for drinkers of his Bathtub Gin.
As a result of the unique barrel ageing process, the gin has vanilla and caramel notes. It’s robust flavour profile is made complex through the spiciness of pepper, counterbalanced by citrus and lavender.
This is not a martini gin, but it goes well in a traditional G&T. The Bathtub Gin is complex enough without a fancy garnish; stick with a wedge of lemon.
If a cocktail is more up your alley, try a Tipsy Monkey. Take 45ml of Bathtub Gin, around 60ml of freshly squeezed orange juice and 15ml grenadine. Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass, then garnish with an orange peel.
Or perhaps a Floral Finn, should you enjoy something fruity. Take 45ml of Bathtub Gin, 15ml of raspberry cordial and 5ml of lime juice. Pour everything into a tall glass with generous amounts of ice and top up with ginger ale. Serve with a lime wedge.