Picture yourself on a cobbled street, sitting in the gentle heat of a Barcelona spring day, sipping gin and watching the world go by. If you were a cool Catalonain the gin would be a local Gin Mare, distilled just south of the Celebrity Cruises port of Barcelona in Vilanova. This is a gin with individuality and true mediterranean flavour.
Distilled in an ancient monks retreat using juniper, coriander and green cardamom, but also basil from Italy, rosemary from Turkey, thyme from Greece, citrus fruits from Spain and local Arbequina olives. Each of these is distilled individually and then blended giving Gin Mare its distinctive flavour and freshness.
Sip a Gin Mare and feel the Mediterranean breeze
Celebrity Cruises and Waitrose have collaborated to highlight the #ATasteOfTravel campaign, I received a fabulous hamper of goodies to make a Bloody Mare. This is a cocktail and a half, full of zinging flavours from soy, hot sauce, lime and horseradish as well as the distinctive Gin Mare character. You don’t have to whip up a cocktail, it’s perfect with tonic or a squeeze of orange. Sip a Gin Mare and feel the Mediterranean breeze.
- 60ml Gin Mare
- 120ml Tomato juice
- 10ml Worcestershire Sauce
- 10ml Lime juice
- 5ml Soy sauce
- 20ml Fino sherry
- 6 dashes Cholula Hot Sauce
- 6 dashes Chilula Chipotle Hot Sauce
- a pinch Salt and pepper
- 1 bar spoon Horseradish
- Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, stir gently to mix well and serve in a tall glass.