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For Your Drinks Cabinet: Hoxton Gin

This week’s recommendation for your taste buds is an old classic. That’s right, this week we’re talking to you about gin, but just not any old gin. The discerning gent requires a gin of the highest order so this week for your drinks cabinet is the delectable Hoxton Gin.

 

 

We mentioned this isn’t just any old gin, that’s because Hoxton Gin comes from expert mixologist and entrepreneur Gerry Calabrese. Those in the know will have heard the name before, perhaps whilst sipping one of the many signature cocktails Gerry has created and served up around London. Or perhaps it might be that you’ve frequented Gerry’s bar, The Hoxton Pony in East London, for its acclaimed drinks, entertainment and sustainable -sourced food.

 

More about the gin’s creator in a moment, but first here’s more about the spirit. Gin is traditionally based on a juniper character and distilled with tasteful tones. Here’s where Hoxton Gin comes into its own as this ethically sourced spirits’ ingredients include coconut, grapefruit, iris, tarragon and ginger. You might be thinking that is quite a flavour combo there, but it all works together perfectly – the gin is smooth and rounded in its taste.

 

 

The tipple has head notes of grapefruit and coconut and this poses a great versatile base for classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins and timeless G&T, but with added twist. However, Hoxton Gin can also be served on its own too, very much like a Naked Martini. Simply serve this gin straight from the freezer into an ice cold martini glass and enjoy. It’s this kind of versatility that makes this gin a staple bottle for your cabinet – something you, your lady and your friends can saviour regardless on the serve of your gin.

 

The spirit’s creator Gerry is recognised by those in the bar and restaurant industry as an innovator in the field – a character Elysium regards highly, with another hat-tip from the discerning gent.

 

Hoxton Gin is available from The Whisky Exchange, RRP £27.95 for a 70cl bottle. For more details visit: www.hoxtongin.com

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.