Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin
Mixing the freshness of sweet, sun-dried lemon peel with the crisp taste of a classic London Dry gin, Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin delivers a masterpiece of balanced sweet and bitter flavours for those long summer evenings.
This is a drink that really lives up to the name – it combines the comforting crispness of the finest gin with the playful flavours of lemon drizzle cake.
It was inspired by citrus gin drinks that were popular in the 1900s and brings a rich-tasting drink that needs very little enhancing with flavoured tonics or garnishes.
How does it taste?
This is a rich and complex gin drink that will really take your taste buds on a journey.
It starts with a lemony and biscuit-like sweetness. A heady infusion of vanilla and lemons create the lemon drizzle cake-like taste that really wakes up and excites the palate.
Next is a fresh, zesty, yet warming zing followed by a crisp, liquorice-flavoured finish that goes down smoothly every time.
This is truly a drink with character, but you need to know what to drink with it to get the full enjoyment.
What should I mix it with?
With all of the layers of freshness and flavour, it can be difficult to decide what tonic goes with this beverage and which garnishes to select.
With such a complex and well-balanced flavour, the key is to keep things simple.
A standard Indian or Mediterranean tonic will work perfectly, and a slice or two of fresh lemon, served over ice of course, will finish off the flavour mixture nicely
So don’t worry too much about what to mix with lemon drizzle gin – use ingredients that won’t mask the flavours and let this wonderful drink speak for itself.
How is it made?
When they learn about the complexity of the flavour profile that goes into a drink like this, people often wonder how to make lemon gin in the first place. This one has four main components:
- The classic London Dry gin which serves as a robust backbone for the drink
- Peels that have been sun-dried to maintain flavour intensity
- Extracts of the aromatic herb lemon verbena, from the garden of Sipsmith’s Master Distiller, for added floral taste
- Fresh, hand-peeled lemons that have been infused with vapour to draw out the zesty bite
Additional botanicals give the drink even greater complexity. Spanish ground almonds add notes of marzipan and spice while Bulgarian coriander seeds bring additional depth and warmth for a well-rounded drinking experience.
Indian vanilla pods are also added to bring hints of a biscuit-like taste reminiscent of the most delicate lemon drizzle cakes – an element that truly makes this drink special.
These flavours are expertly combined by Sipsmith’s master distillers into a drink the drips with smooth summer evenings and juicy freshness.
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