Edition No. 23 - Banana

Edition No. 23 - Banana

This is a gin which is all about berries. That’s right, berries. The task at hand was to turn a barrel of berries into a gin. With scrumptious blueberry & banana bread on our mind, we set about to craft a distillate of blueberry and a deliciously distinctive banana gin to pair it with. Turns out that the berry was better on its own. And by that we mean the banana. Confused? Well, blueberries are berries. Juniper? Not technically a berry, but bananas however - actually a berry. Don’t worry, it blew our minds too. There’s only two things we know for sure. One, it’s a damn tasty gin and two, this shit is definitely bananas.

Signature Serve:

StrangeLove Tonic No.8 with an orange wedge.

Banana Gimlet

Promoting fruit juice for its health benefits isn’t a new thing. 
They were doing it with lime juice in the British Navy in the 1800s  as a means of preventing scurvy. We particularly like the part where they chose to add gin to it in order to prevent the citrus from spoiling.  The Gimlet, as it’s named, is sweet and sour and erm, healthy. 
Our Banana Gimlet also has that trademark sweet and sour balance -  and it’s the ultimate cocktail to sip on while you contemplate what the deal is with banana juice.



Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass.
Stir gently to combine.
Double strain into a chilled coupette.

Gin Sazarec

The Sazerac is widely regarded as America’s first cocktail and has been through a number of iterations since it emerged in New Orleans in the early 1800s. The banana is in fact heralded as the world’s first cultivated fruit, and at over 10,000 years old it too certainly looked and tasted a little different in its early days. So you can see why it made sense to pair the two together. Well that, and we just knew it would be a mouth-wateringly flavoursome beverage.

60ml Banana Gin
10ml Verjuice
2 Dashes Peychaud Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Twist

1. Build all ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.
2. Stir gently to combine.
3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over a large cube of ice.
4. Garnish.

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