Zest, Spice and All Things Nice: The Tanqueray Mandarin and Clove Cooler
According to new research into the changing tastes of Christmas, 73 percent of Brits would like more food and drink variety this Christmas and that, as a nation, we’re growing tired of the same old traditional Christmas flavours.
So to mix things up this festive season, Tanqueray London Dry Gin has partnered with YBF award-winning mixologist, Carl Brown, and flavour expert, Sian Anderson, to create the Tanqueray Mandarin and Clove Cooler, a contemporary twist on classic seasonal flavours; the perfect way to start a Christmas feast.
The cocktail is a perfect pre-dinner treat, with over a quarter of Brits saying they prefer to start their meal with a gin & tonic.
Designed to cut-through heavy festive flavours, this delightfully bright and zingy serve has all the right notes to get taste buds tingling before dinner. Combining the fresh, clean flavours of Tanqueray London Dry Gin together with the zest of lemon, subtle sweetness of mandarin, and the warming spice of clove, it’s the ultimate drink to begin a Christmas celebration.
Tanqueray Mandarin and Clove Cooler
If you have a shaker;
Add all ingredients except the bitter lemon
Fill with ice
Seal and shake
Strain into a tall glass over ice
Top with Bitter Lemon
Without a Shaker
Build all ingredients over ice except bitter lemon
Stir and lengthen drink
Top with bitter lemon
Garnish with dried mandarin
Clove bitters ;
In a container, add the gin
Then the cloves
Seal from air
Leave for as long as possible (min 24hrs)
Looking for an appetiser to pair with this aperitif? Try it with bacon wrapped figs, black pepper and sour cherry jam.