Caspyn gin – inspired by Cornwall*
Cornish Dry Gin
Caspyn Cornish dry gin is a classic dry gin. The ingredients include hibiscus, lemon & orange peel, lemon grass, lemon verbena, Japanese tea, gorse and orris to hold it all together.
The taste is almost savoury – salty notes definitely come through, evoking the Cornish seaside. I think this gin would be a superb complement for a dirty martini or even a red snapper. I tried it with lemon and mint to garnish, to keep the fresh taste. Caspyn recommend serving with orange, but I think any citrus will complement the floral and citrus notes in this gin.
Midsummer Dry Gin
The Midsummer gin ramps up the floral and citrus flavours with the addition of an English cucumber infusion. Whilst they say it will have a slight green tinge, I didn’t notice it and the cucumber is definitely not in your face like some cucumber gins. I found that the Midsummer gin works very well with Peter Spanton lemongrass tonic, the flavours complementing this refreshing gin for a lovely long drink more akin to a cocktail.
Cornish Summer Cup
Made with a mixture of spirits, including port, this Summer cup also has raspberry juice in it – making it a delightful pink colour. I served it with Merchant’s Heart ginger ale and I would recommend this as my top tip for the Summer!
Add some zing to your Summer Cup with ginger ale instead of lemonade!
To further enhance the fruity flavours I garnished with fresh ripe English raspberries, strawberries and a sprig of mint. This went down very well with the family on a hot summer’s afternoon and it looks so much more than a Pimms (sorry Pimms!!). One to invest in this Summer for sure.
If you now have a hankering for Caspyn gins and Summer cup you can find them online at Caspyn.com where there is a list of stockists. They also have recipe ‘ginspiration’ on the website.
If that is not enough reason to try, every bottle sold includes a donation to the Cornish Wildlife Trust. So the more you drink the healthier the planet becomes!