The ultimate garnish for your g&t
*Full disclosure, this post was sponsored by Ginfusion, but all opinions remain my own!*
What is Ginfusion?
Ginfusion are bespoke garnishes for your gin and tonic. Rosie and Paul came up with the idea after playing around with their gin and tonics at home. They can be used to complement your gin and tonic with ice and slice, instead of a fresh garnish, or they can be used to change the taste of your gins. Each pack includes a perfectly proportioned selection of different herbs, spices and other botanicals.
The classic tin is a selection of 20 packs of the different garnishes (5 of each of the current 4 flavours). And as mentioned the packs come in that handy tin, very sleek and great to seal in the freshness of these dried spices. You can also get a taster pack – one of each of the flavours and refills for your tin too.
Next up in Katie’s gin week is @ginfusion_uk – this bespoke gin garnish set can be used to complement or highlight different flavour profiles in your gin Choose from citrus, spiced, tropical and rose garnishes, all separately packaged and presented in a sleek tin to keep them fresh And… if you head on over to Facebook you can enter a competition to win the whole set! (Link in bio) #ginfusion #gingarnish #ginandtonic #upyourgingame #bespokegingarnish #ginspiration #imbibegram #imbibe #instacocktail #happyhour #instadrinks #drinkstagram #womenwhodrink #drinkup #feedfeed #gintonic #gintonica #propergin #reGinned #tropical #rose #spiced #citrus
What flavours does Ginfusion come in?
The Ginfusion range includes the following four flavours:
I think most of the flavours are self explanatory. Rose obviously includes rose buds, but also peppers and cardamom – a classic combination with rose. Tropical includes hibiscus, which gives it a red tinge, and allspice & white pepper. Citrus includes dried peels, lemongrass and pink peppercorns. The spiced includes ginger, cinnamon, quince and star anise.
Which flavour would you try?
Keep watching though, as they will launch more flavours in the upcoming months!
How to use Ginfusion
Once you have poured a shot (or double!) of your favourite gin, you add your garnish pack and let it infuse with the alcohol for 30-60 seconds. Then add ice and tonic and you are ready to drink, so simple!
You can use the Ginfusion packs on their own or with a slice of your favourite citrus fruit too. Apparently they also work well with vodka #cheatingongin or to make your plain tonic more fancy – good for the drivers.
My perfect Ginfusion serves
What I found super interesting when testing out the Ginfusion packs was how the different garnishes can change the flavour of one gin. With Adnams Copper House I tried both citrus and rose, to see how they worked with the citrus and floral notes in the gin.
The citrus garnish added a sweetness from the dried citrus peel, but also a freshness from the lemongrass and pink pepper.
The rose garnish really pumped up the floral flavours of the gin. The added note of cardamom is one of my favourite flavours!
Each flavour has the suggested gin pairings that Rosie and Paul have been trying out. In general they pair the citrus with citrus and herbaceous gins, such as Bombay Sapphire, Portobello Road and Caorunn. The rose is suggested for fresh and floral gins, including Martin MIller’s, Edgerton Pink and Tarquin’s Dry. Playing around with Martin Miller’s with the different garnishes would show you how you can complement the flavours in the gin, or draw out the more subtle notes in there.
The tropical garnish note’s stand up best to rich and robust gins, such as Plymouth, Bath gin and Darnley’s View. The spiced would work well with any aged gin, think of serving with ginger ale and you get the idea. They suggest using the spice for Monkey 47, Bombay Sapphire East and Saffron gin. All of those pariings would work really well.
Check out their blog for a new gin and suggested serve each month.
Let me know which gins you would try with which garnish!
The classic tins can be bought online and in select retailers from £19.99. Find Ginfusion online here