Following the launch of our limited-edition Shetland Reel Gin Bean last week, we thought we’d share a few serving suggestions for our delicious new coffee-infused tipple.
Made in collaboration with Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, an artisan coffee roastery in the Scottish Highlands, this really is a gin like no other.
The gin is infused with the roastery’s El Salvador SHG 'Cuzcachapa' single origin coffee, which is vibrant, rich and has intricate hints of mocha. It’s an organic bean, full of body with a warm twist of fruity flavour.
If you’re unsure whether mixing coffee and gin together works well, let us assure you it does! Our team of testers have been raving about Gin Bean’s unique flavour profile for the past few weeks.
On the rocks
Enjoy it on the rocks with masses of ice to fully appreciate Gin Bean’s quirky character. The first thing that will hit you is the citrus and juniper of Shetland Reel’s London Dry Gin, followed by the rich aroma of coffee on the nose and in the finish, which is subtle and cleverly reveals a rich mocha taste.
The classic: tonic & orange
Fans of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, might want to add a twist of orange peel to accentuate the citrus but with that same smooth, mocha finish. Zesty and smooth all at once, just like orange-infused chocolate.
Just a little tonic
If a straight up tipple is too much for you, pair Gin Bean with Fever-Tree Premium Tonic. This will really open up the flavours, with the tonic adding a hint of sweetness to cut through the coffee.
A unique twist: coke & lime
For those who prefer to be bold and push new boundaries, this serve is as far from a classic G&T as we could get.
Coke, with a premium gin? Really? Yes - really! Mix a serving of Gin Bean with plenty of ice, coke and a garnish of lime peel for a complexity of flavours and a sweetness that makes it perfect for late summer.
This is a warming tipple to be enjoyed as the nights start to draw in and you want to enjoy love and laughter with your nearest and dearest. It’s about sharing a coffee and gin with friends. Why have one, when you can have both?