Rumor (and Wiki) has it, Boodles gin was named for a gentlemen's club in St. James, London founded in 1762. Not the kind of “Gentlemen's club” we see on Columbus Street, but a proper club, where people went to discuss the business of the day and conduct deals.
Boodles, this historic British Gin, rooted in tradition and St. James style, has broken out and lent some holiday flavor to the season. Their newly launched Mulberry Gin is sure to become a tradition in any holiday household. Everybody wants a little extra, but sometimes when you are hanging at home with friends; it is the festive glass that salutes the relationships.
We have enjoyed Boodles Gin cocktails with friends and family, and I look forward to serving the Royale this December 25th.
Check out our interview with Tom Walker, gin aficionado, lover of Boodles Mulberry limited edition Gin and creator of the recipes below, and others on www.BoodlesGin.com.
Ask for Boodles Gin and Boodles Mulberry Gin at your local fine retailer and sipping establishment.
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Mulberry Fizz – by Tom Walker of www.BoodlesGin.com
2 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin
1 oz. lemon juice
2 mint leaves
Combine Mulberry Gin, Lemon Juice and Mint in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice, top with soda water.
1 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin
3 oz. Champagne
Lemon Twist, garnish
From the Boodles Gin website www.BoodlesGin.com
Boodles Proper British Gin introduces Boodles Mulberry, the first-ever mulberry gin in America. Boodles Mulberry pays homage to the humble mulberry tree which has been a familiar sight in the English countryside for centuries. Inspired by the traditional sloe gin liqueur, Boodles Mulberry is a fresh interpretation of a British classic.
Traditional sloe gin – a product long steeped in British tradition – serves as the primary inspiration behind Boodles Mulberry. Made with mulberries, Boodles Gin and a blend of natural ingredients, Boodles Mulberry is a liqueur that is perfect for sipping both warm and cold over the holiday season.
The taste combines delicate mulberries with notes of raspberry and currant to create a sweet and subtle medley. Boodles Mulberry adds the perfect complement to Boodles British Gin’s unique botanicals of rosemary, nutmeg and sage, creating the proper balance and complexity of flavour.
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Every batch of Boodles Gin is made with labour and patience. It begins as a clean spirit distilled from British wheat and is then infused with a number of traditional herbs and spices including nutmeg, sage, and rosemary. These ingredients add a mellow but herbal quality to Boodles, which balances out the essential piney notes from juniper.
Boodles Gin contains no citrus botanicals - a practical decision made by distillers who expected a gin cocktail to include a slice of lemon or lime. Boodles Gin is as balanced and refined as a silver service tray, suitable for any proper drink including a Boodles & Tonic, Churchill Martini, Tom Collins, or further mixology for those so inclined.