Dear friends and other interesting creatures,
My son, @liamjamescadger and I recently attended a rooftop party (nothing like a Wench on the town with her son who is legal!) at The Copper Bar, where we got down to doing The Salty Dog... we didn’t learn about THE Tom Collins until much later, so we had to skip.. even if he did arrive with a cherry on top!
Wikipedia has this to say about “this liquid legend“:
Gordon’s is a brand of London dry gin first produced in 1769. The top markets for Gordon’s are (in descending order) the United Kingdom, the United States and Greece. It is owned by the British spirits company Diageo and is made in Scotland (although flavourings may be added elsewhere). It is the world’s best selling London Dry gin. Gordon’s has been the UK’s number one gin since the late 19th century.
The recipe for Gordon’s is known to only twelve people in the world and has been kept a secret for 250 years. Triple-distilled, the gin contains juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice, orris root, orange and lemon peel. It takes ten days distillation after receiving the wheat to create a finished product of a bottle of Gordon’s Gin. Gordon’s recipe differentiated from others at the time in that it didn’t add sugar, which other distillers had used to disguise impurities. This made it a “dry” gin.
In terms of clear spirits I’m usually on the vodka side of the bar, but I was pleasantly surprised with Gordon’s. It was subtle, not overpowering and mixed well with my standard favourite, orange juice. Yes, I will sip and try all things but may not necessarily finish the entire glass. I was thankful I had Liam James waiting in the wings to try all combinations with ample feedback! We really had a smashing afternoon.
The venue was ever so upmarket, beautifully decorated, stylish and refreshing, with platters of food that just kept appearing. All that was missing was a Palm leaf. I really do believe life might just be a tad more legendary with #GordonsLegends @GordonsGinSA . Especially when shared with people you love and wonderful memories are made!
Thank you for the invitation, it is an afternoon neither I, nor my son will soon forget. Sophisticated we sipped our gin, watching the sunset over the City Of Gold. Snacking on salmon… as one does.
A salty dog is a cocktail of Gordon’s gin, or vodka and grapefruit juice, served in a highball glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only difference between a salty dog and a greyhound. Vodka may be used as a substitute for gin; nevertheless, it is historically a gin drink.
As for the THE Tom Collins … google him. He has a history. #wink
I wish you enough,