The taste of passion with a touch of cocoa and a whiff of vanilla
Through a collaboration between Xolato's chocolatier Peter Messely and Patrick from De Moor distillery, comes something special.... X-Gin
After many attempts, and over 45 different botanicals, this recipe was settles on. It combines juniper berries with 15 herbs and several of the best spices known to man. These include cocoa beans from Colombia, wild pepper and vanilla from Madagascar as well as hazelnuts from Piemonte in Italy.
It is unique, and deliciously light on the palette. There is a lingering spiciness, with hints of chilli and cocoa. Juniper is quite pronounced at the start, but doesn't linger, allowing the other botanicals their own time to shine. You could say it has the taste of passion, a touch of cocoa and the tiniest whiff of vanilla
It really is a special gin, it's pure and soft aromas definitely provoke an intense feeling of pleasure
A really versatile gin, this can quite easily be drunk neat over ice, but also works well in cocktails.
For a classic G & T we recommend this one with Seventeen Tonic Water. Mix 50ml of the gin with 200ml of tonic in a large copa glass filled with plenty of ice. Garnish with a few of the included cocoa nibs, and a slice or two of fresh strawberry or raspberry.