Lemongrass Gin: A Citrus Gin Botanical

Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass Gin Bottle

Why Lemongrass?

We love lemongrass here at Twisting Spirits and it was one of the 1st gin botanicals we experimented with.  Why you ask? Well, it’s because I love a Thai green curry and I had some lemongrass in my freezer.  Alongside its favourite friend Kaffir Lime leaves.  We quickly worked out that this bright citrus botanical had to be cold distilled in order to preserve its lovely lemony flavour. Unlike others, we do not infuse our gins, we distill using hot and cold techniques and then twist them together. That is why we are called Twisting Spirits 😊 

We only every use fresh lemongrass rather than dried as the flavour changes so much when it is dried.  Currently we import this from Thailand, but if anyone knows a UK grower please do let me know as I am always trying to source as many ingredients as I can locally.  Did you know our Kaffir Lime leaves are grown in the UK?  I also have a Kaffir Lime tree which lives outside in the summer and comes inside during the colder months to live with my other plants.  

Make a Gimlet 🍸

If you are looking to make something other than a gin and tonic with this gin then how about a gimlet?  Check out our Gimlet Blog Post to learn how to make this cocktail with full recipe details.  Perfect for a celebratory evening!

Saying that, if you do want a GnT then I would recommend serving with a plain tonic so you can taste the 19 botanicals in this gin.  If you don’t like tonic (some people are averse to the bitterness) then try it with lemonade.  Yes, I said it, lemonade!

Enjoy :) Mary

Lemongrass Gimlet
Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass Gin

Have you tried our Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass Gin? Please do let us know what you thought, we really love to hear from you! 

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