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Introducing Sipsmith Orange & Cacao: Our Delectable New Gin

in Distillery News April 8, 2019
Orange and Cacao Gin

Orange and chocolate make a perfect pairing—and they’re even better with a dose of juniper alongside. Meet Sipsmith Orange & Cacao: our decadent new gin.

It’s zesty, chocolatey, and unmistakably junipery. We’re thrilled to introduce our new gin: Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin.

Inspired by the citrus gins of centuries past, and boasting rich cacao aromatics and a marmalade brightness, this pleasing gin is as delectable in a cocktail as it is on its own. Read on to learn more about how the newest member of our ginny family came to be, and find sipping inspiration in our orange and cacao cocktail recipes. Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin is now available in on our online shop and in Sainsbury’s from 28th April, so don’t hesitate to try it for yourself.

The History

Citrus-flavoured gins have been around for centuries, but we like to think of Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin as a modern twist on that classic approach. First unveiled as part of our experimental Sipping Society, this gin received so many rave reviews our distillers decided it needed to be more than just limited-edition.

While orange has long been a traditional gin botanical, the addition of dark chocolate evokes nostalgic treats like Terry’s Chocolate Orange while also adding a grown-up profundity and complexity to our gin. The result is a rich and nuanced treat of a gin, suitable for every occasion.

What’s in the Bottle

Orange & Cacao

Our Orange & Cacao Gin is made with an uncompromising focus on quality botanicals.

To make our Orange & Cacao Gin, we add 50% more juniper than in our classic London Dry Gin, as well as increase the ratio of liquorice root—an age-old technique used to naturally sweeten gin. Next, our talented distillers add ample quantities of cacao nibs, orange peel, and orange blossoms before resting the gin on fresh orange zest.

The result is a flavoured gin that’s bright and perfumed, floral and dessert-like—and altogether irresistible. 

Tasting Notes

The Nose: A medley of zesty marmalade, sweet cacao, and fragrant orange blossom

The Palate: A rich blend of dark chocolate, candied orange peel, and Madagascar vanilla bean

The Finish: Piquant pine and bright ginger spice topped with a lasting, biscuity sweetness

It’s zesty, chocolatey, and unmistakably junipery.

Chocolate Orange G&T

Humming with citrus and complemented by a deep chocolate bass note, this is a captivating twist on the classic G&T.

50ml Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin

Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water

Orange wheel, to garnish

Fill a highball glass up to the top with ice cubes. Pour in the gin and top up with tonic. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Inspired? Pick up a bottle of Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin from our online shop now or from Sainsbury’s from 28th April. 

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