NYE Cocktail Creations – BrewDog Zealots Heart Martini
BrewDog Distilling Co. have recently launched a range of high-end luxury spirits, a few weeks back we covered their spectacular Five Hundred Cuts rum.
This time, to celebrate the New Year, I was on the lookout for a speciality cocktail to see in 2020. Brewdog’s Zealots Heart gin caught my eye after reading up on their new release.
My research led me to learn that no less than 197 recipes were concocted, tested and refined to get the liquid to hit the pinnacle of flavour, character and form.
BrewDog Distilling Co.’s proprietary gin is made from scratch in a unique triple-bubble still. The extreme copper contact delivers uncompromising character and flavour. BrewDog Distilling Co are fanatical about their botanicals; citrus, pepper and spice – only the best are selected. But ultimately, it’s in juniper. The beating heart of a gin made by zealots, for zealots.
Ingredients: juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, Thai lemongrass, grapefruit peel, lavendar flower, all spice, goji berries, meadowsweet, lemon peel, lime peel, mace, kaffir lime leaves, szechuan peppercorn, sansho peppercorn and grains of paradise.
After speaking to the team over at BrewDog Distilling Co they recommended mixing the gin with a vermouth to put together a ‘BrewDog Zealots Heart Martini’. Due to the high-end nature of the Zealots Heart gin, only the worthiest of ingredients were chosen, hence why the Martini is the serve of choice.
• 50ml BrewDog Zealots Heart gin
• 15ml dry vermouth
• Lime for garnish
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker over ice, stir well, strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with pressed lime peel.
I’ve always appreciated a good Martini but the Zealot’s Heart added a new dimension to the classic and I would happily recommend the tipple for a New Year’s celebration.
Available from BrewDog.com
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