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The ancient Persian book of Kings - the Shahnameh - tells of a time when the King demanded that India send him 10,000 musicians to entertain him. They did, and the King was so pleased that he gave each musician an ox, a donkey and a cart filled with wheat so they could wander the countryside, support themselves on the crop they grew and entertain the people of Persia.
Of course, these were musicians - a group of people famously incompetent at pretty much everything except music and trashing hotel rooms. So, it was to no one's surprise when they returned to the King a year later, having eaten through their supplies.
The King, of course, was furious and expelled them to Europe. The Europeans assumed that they had migrated from Egypt and began to call them "Gypsies", along with the usual persecution of outsiders which we're all familiar with.
How true is this story? We have no idea.
What we do know is that the name of THE GYPSY brings a hint of exotic spices, a touch of the orient and a hint of magic. Just the thing to describe our latest blend of gin.
A spice driven gin, with a pungent juniper base. Flavoured by four different peppers, as well as cardamom, clove and cumin. Fresh citrus notes added from lemon and lime, with a crisp finish from the added cucumber. A bold gin, which makes a great "Red Snapper", or a "Dirty Martini". Serve with any of Lemon, Lime, Cucumber, Capsicum, Fresh Ginger, Orange, Mandarin in a Gin and Tonic
Add tonic with
cucumber = cool the spice
orange = almond sweetness
clove or Capsicum or Ginger = warm spice
Mix with Ginger beer
#TheGypsy 43% alc.
700ml - 23.8 standard drinks
200ml - 6.8 standard drinks
THE GIN QUEEN'S REVIEW - Top 10 of 2018
‘The Gypsy’ is my favourite of the three. The recipe has juniper, six different peppers, cardamom, cumin, clove, lemon lime and cucumber. Damien has managed the bold botanicals well – clove in particular can quickly overpower. The result is a bold, spicy gin, with the peppers lifting the juniper to create a nuanced gin that suits a variety of cocktails. Definitely one to seek out.