Madderty Micro's Flavoured Gin is usually a little straight laced and simple focusing on just fresh fruit flavours. On this one our resident mad scientist "Wally Wonka" started experimenting with some of his own homegrown herbs as Strawberries lend themselves to flavour combinations so well. Our recipies are designed to stick as closely to how liqueur style spirits have, for generations, been made in kitchens across the UK. When I first discovered the magic of a homemade Sloe Gin it most certainly was not 20%abv! It was a full strength gin infused with fresh sloe berries and sweetened with sugar, so in reality the ABV would be around 35%. Thanks to modern laws and regulations we have had to ramp the ABV up to 37.5% so we can call it a flavoured vodka, the only alternative would be to dilute it down to 20-24% to be allowed to call it a liqueur! Quite frankly the thought of that did not appeal and is far removed from the delicious drinks I remember.
For the Strawberry & Chocolate Mint Vodka it is actually simpler and more appealing than the name! Fresh Perthshire Strawberries, sweetened up with some sugar and given an extra dimension with a version of mint known as the chocolate mint. It has just a hint of cocoa to it and we never let the mint dominate those nice fresh strawberries. The result is just devine, fresh and fruity focusing on the strawberry with the mint just adding that structure to it. This is a recipe that just works with anything, frankly for us though just on the rocks is perfect!
Well that depends on what you like really doesn't it! I know how I like it, but then if that does not rock your world then try something different. Any way below are some suggestions
- On the Rocks
- Fresh raspberries
- Soda & Lime
- In a whole host of fabulous cocktails
Got some better suggestions? Please do Contact us and let us know.