Orange Gin – The Burst of Citrus You’ve Been Looking For
When we embarked on our mission to make everyone a gin lover, we wanted to create a range of gins from the traditional London Dry gin style through to more contemporary flavours that have seen the gin industry explode to where it is today. With a couple of contemporary gins under our belt, we thought it was time to make a gin that Traditional gin drinkers would love. Gavin our distiller wanted to create a recipe that included all the components of a London Dry style, and at the last minute decided to add navel oranges anticipating they would provide a soft warm undertone to the gin. Tasting the gin as it was coming out of the still was nothing like a London Dry and to our delight it tasted soft, smooth and full of flavour.
For the base of the Orange Squeeze, we use the highest purity alcohol available in Australia and doubled the quantity of Juniper berries that we typically use in our gins. We wanted to bring out a big juniper taste. We further added coriander seeds, cinnamon, cassia sticks and finely cut locally grown lemon and anise myrtles to the mix. Oh and of course some fresh navel oranges. The botanical basket is also filled with fresh navel oranges to further infuse the gin vapours. With so much orange there is no wonder the Orange Squeeze tastes as it does. The resultant concentrated gin has a very smooth and rounded taste with a navel orange finish. It comes out of the still with an average alcohol by volume (ABV) of 79%.
The gin is then stored in stainless-steel tanks and after some time is diluted to 43% ABV, bottled and packed ready to enjoy.
This gin is an award winner and the most popular gin in our range. The Orange Squeeze stands on its own and you’ll know why once you taste it. We love drinking the gin neat over ice. It also pairs well with tonic or soda, we recommend an orange slice as a garnish. And if we could make any cocktail with the Orange Gin, first up would always be an Orange Squeeze Spritz, checkout the recipe for yourself.
HOW TO SERVE
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HM cocktail suggestion
ORANGE SQUEEZE SPRITZ
30ml HM Orange Squeeze Gin
20ml Fresh orange juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Orange slice to garnish
1. Fill your glass with ice.
2. Pour in your gin, orange juice and sugar syrup. Lightly stir to combine.
2. Top glass with Prosecco and add your garnish. Lightly stir again.