Oriental Elixir's Chrysanthemum Gin
This is the second release from Oriental Elixir — a collaboration between The Spiffy Dapper and Tanglin Gin Distillery. This gin was created by resting the Tanglin Orchid Gin in dried Chrysanthemum buds.
The Chrysanthemum is full on the nose and gentle on the palate. It will work well in cocktails and in G&Ts.
What is Chrysanthemum?
Native to East Asia and northeastern Europe, Chrysanthemum (mum) is a plant. It gets its name from the Greek words for “gold” and “flower.” People use the flowers to make medicine. As a beverage, Chrysanthemum is very popular as a summertime tea in southern China.
What is the Best Way to Enjoy the Gin?
The Perfect Gin & Tonic We recommend a ratio of 1 part Chrysanthemum Gin to 2 parts Tonic Water. The Chrysanthemum is prominent in the gin so we recommend that you use a fresh herb like kaffir lime leaf and a slice of grapefruit for garnish.
Optional Cocktail Kit + Masterclass
You also have the option to add on a cocktail kit with a masterclass. This kit includes ingredients for up to 10 cocktails. The ingredients will stay true to Oriental Elixir — weird but some kind of wonderful. You will get the ingredients along with the tools in a kit. Then you can get a Zoom call with the bartenders to learn about the ingredients and how to use them.
The kit includes ingredients for the following style of cocktails.
- 2 x Martini Style
- 2 x Negroni Style
- 6 x Sour Style
Optional Tonic Waters
We have the option to add a mixed-pack of craft tonic waters to experiment with. These tonic waters have been chosen for the unique perspectives each can offer when paired with the gin.
- Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
- Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
- East Imperial Old World Tonic
- East Imperial Burma Tonic
- East Imperial Yuzu Tonic
- London Essence Grapefruit & Rosemary
Bottle Size: 500ml
ABV: 42% ABV