Over the past 7 years we have been working on the development of a Perfect Alcohol Free G&T.
The main focus was to get the classic Gin botanicals to come through both on the nose and in the taste without the use of alcohol. Also to give it the right balance between the “Gin” part and the Tonic. Many blends later we today have what we call Perfect.
Well, easier said than done! When extracting flavors from the botanicals, in the same way as you do for traditional gin making, by a combination of high pressure and vacuum, you need to ensure that you are left with only the pure essence of each natural product.
Once you have the selected flavor’s, the work of combining them into this classic drink begins. This is a huge challenge as alcohol carries and accentuates,while water can subdue flavors.
Tonic matters and we found it difficult to get too Perfect with so many options available, so our preferred solution is to pre-mix our G & T for consistency of experience and enjoyment. We use natural quinine and just enough carbonation for refreshment and enjoyment.
Finally, the blend was ready. With a nose championed by soft Italian juniper with hints of coriander and citrus, followed by the clean classic gin taste, yet again the juniper and a number of other botanicals with citrus freshness and, ofcours, the slight but enchanting bitterness from the quinine. This all together, is the character of a truly premium G & T.
Ready to enjoy, over ice with a slice of lime… Perfect!
Henrik Facile – Master Blender