Dear readers, we know we’ve shared Death’s Door Gin but today’s it’s time for our full thoughts on Death’s Door Gin. Death’s Door Spirits hails from Washington Island, Wisconsin and take’s its name from the body of water between Door County peninsula and Washington Island. The hard red winter wheat used to make the vodka, gin and white whisky comes from this area and the Potowatami and Winnebego tribesmen originally named the waterway, though the French called it Port de Morts when trading in the area to ward off other traders. The simple bottle has an exact map of the waterway on it and it’s actually quite striking.
The gin contains only three botanicals juniper berries, coriander and fennel. It’s a classic London Dry Gin and we love the simplicity of the gin. It’s not bitter and has a delightful citrus, yet licorice taste that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was also incredibly smooth so perfect over rocks.
Death’s Door Gin’s perfect serve includes 50mls of Death’s Door Gin, Tonic water to fill and Orange and Mint for garnish. The flavour of the gin is not over powered by the tonic water, which is a problem we’ve found with some gins with only a few botanicals.
Our favourite cocktail though was the Blackberry Lemon G&T, containing 50ml of Death’s Door Gin, 60 mls of simple syrup, Juice from 1/2 a lemon, 2 Fresh Black Berries, 4 Mint Leaves and Tonic water. To make you combine blackberries, mint leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup in a highball glass ans Muddle. Fill glass with ice. Add gin and stir. Top with tonic water, Garnish with mint and blackberries. It’s incredibly refreshing and remincisant of one of my favourite cocktails, the blackberry bramble.
Now a cocktail we’re keen to try though is the Wonder Cocoa, which contains 25ml Wondermint, 15ml Death’s Door Gin, Hot Cocoa, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings for Garnish. To make you pour Wondermint and Gin into mug. Fill mug with your favorite hot chocolate, then top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This certainly may be our Christmas tipple this year.
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