It’s February and love is all around. The chilly nights however mean that those warming winter spices are still welcome ingredients. Cloves have been associated with special occasions since the 15th century and at one stage were worth their weight in gold.
This wonderful spice, the buds plucked from a myrtle tree, are unmistakable and have long been used to enhance the flavor and aroma of oranges. In this recipe, cloves used as a garnish complement the bittersweet Valencian orange peel, together with the rich notes of blueberries and blackberries, which combine with other botanicals to make the uniquely tantalizing Brockmans Gin.
“Brockmans’ wide range of botanicals allow the gin to compliment classic, winter flavor profiles,” noted Bob Fowkes, director and co-founder of Brockmans Gin. By incorporating earthy spices like clove, Brockmans defies gin stereotypes with tantalizing, elegant seasonal cocktails like Clove Actually that are perfect for winter enjoyment. This Valentine’s Night, Brockmans Clove Actually is the perfect cocktail: a warming, spicy interpretation of a cool, classic Brockmans G&T.
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