Our Language of Flowers Gin is a bouquet in a bottle, abundant with floral perfume and fitting to toast with.
Spring is normally a time of celebration—the return of blossoms and warm and sunny days—and this year, it’s even more special. That’s because Sipsmith has just celebrated our 10th anniversary. We can hardly believe it’s been a full decade of ginful delight, cocktail making, and ginnovations like our Sipping Society, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring. To mark the occasion and the season, our Language of Flowers Gin is a bouquet in a bottle, abundant with floral perfume and fitting to toast with.
Language of Flowers Gin – 40.7% ABV
For the Victorians, there was a language in the flowers. Floriography—a form of communication via bouquet—is something of a lost art these days, but given the bounty of blossoms springing up around London, we decided it was the ideal moment to revive the practice in liquid form. Our Language of Flowers Gin features White Chrysanthemum, Southern Wormwood, Mountain Ash, and Ox-eye Daisy, which respectively denote Verity, Constance, Prudence, and Patience—the names of our four gleaming copper pot stills. Beginning with a base of classic London Dry Gin, we gently vapour-infused the blooms in a botanicals basket in lieu of macerating them—a technique which preserves their delicate, floral character. Our Language of Flowers Gin does beautifully in a violet-flavoured (and -hued) Aviation, or simply top with tonic for a delicately floral G&T.
The Nose: A bouquet of fresh spring flowers, mingled with spicy pink peppercorn
The Palate: Peppery, bright with citrus and a touch of violet
The Finish: Dry and herbaceous, a subtle hint of lavender amidst the pine
50ml Sipsmith Language of Flowers Gin
15ml Maraschino liqueur
15ml Lemon juice
7.5ml Violet liqueur
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Fine strain into a coupe and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Language of Flowers
50ml Sipsmith Language of Flowers
15ml Bianco Vermouth
5ml Islay Whisky
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, stir down over ice then strain into a coupe. Garnish with a flower.