Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, G’Vine Gin (Spain’s top-selling gin) pushes boundaries with a unique approach. Produced in Villevert, France, G’Vine is distilled with French grapes, juxtaposed to traditional grain. The grape spirit is then infused with vine flowers and nine other ‘luxury’ botanicals including juniper berries, green cardamom and ginger root. In addition, the vine flowers are a rare ingredient, blossoming just once per year, in mid-June, existing for just a few days before maturing into grape berries.
Speaking about G’Vine, Founder and Master Distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet (creator of Ciroc Vodka) said:
G’Vine Gin is traditionally unconventional. We have drawn from the expertise and skill of our heritage and added innovative ingredients to create a gin of remarkable quality and impeccable taste.”
Culminating with the tenth anniversary, a number of summer cocktails featuring G’Vine gin have been created. ‘Red Snapper’, for instance, has a similar profile to a classic Bloody Mary – featuring G’Vine Nouason, tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and black pepper.
G’Vine Gin Nouaison, 60ml
Tomato juice, 120ml
Fresh lemon juice, 15ml
Tabasco hot sauce, 7 drops
Worcestershire sauce, 4 dashes
Celery salt, 2 pinches
Black pepper, 2 grinds
Lemon, a slice
Combine all of the ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass.
Stir and garnish with a lemon slice.
G’Vine Gin is available from Oddbins and Amazon, RRP £38, 70cl. Further information can be found at g-vine.com.