Perfect for sipping or spilling over pancakes, this sticky gin is a truly British take on last year’s Black Maple. If one were to open a 19th century larder or a 21st century kitchen cupboard, there would be just one identical product in both: Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Except for a brief period during the First World War, when they abandoned tin for cardboard, Lyle’s packaging and logo hasn’t changed since 1883, making it the world’s oldest unchanged brand packaging – which we think is pretty cool! We’ve taken our classic London Dry Gin and created a rich, smoky depth by adding dry lapsang souchong tea leaves; then we added a blend of golden syrup and bittersweet black treacle, giving us a phenomenally smooth and luxurious gin liqueur. Top with fresh apple juice and garnish with a lime wedge for a super simple serve, or just pour over ice.
Nose: Sweet molasses with notes of fresh pine
Palate: Indulgent treacle crème brûlée balanced with ice tea
Finish: Caramelised sugars, lapsang souchong and charred pine
30ml Golden Treacle Gin Liqueur
20ml Tangerine Old Tom Gin
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, stir down with ice. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
20ml Golden Treacle Gin Liqueur
10ml Elderflower Cordial
15ml Apple Juice
10ml Lemon Juice
Combine first 4 ingredients in a shaker. Shake hard with ice and strain into a deep goblet. Top with sparkling wine and use a long thin lemon strip to garnish.