Getting gin-ny with it. We’ve been sipping some of the most delicious and visually stunning cocktails this summer during our unforgettable Outdoor Dining series. We first discovered Empress Gin cocktails at Merchants NY. However, you don’t need to leave your home to enjoy these exquisite libations. Whether you’re hosting a cozy happy hour or a lively cocktail party, you use this gin to make the most beautiful Empress Gin Cocktails. We partnered with Empress Gin to create a Pear and Rosemary Gin Cocktail. We are excited to share these Empress Gin cocktails with you.
Introducing Empress 1908 Gin: An Extraordinary Blend of Botanicals
Empress Gin, crafted by Victoria Distillers in collaboration with the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, is a hand-crafted spirit that embodies artistry and sophistication. This exquisite gin incorporates a carefully selected blend of eight botanicals, including juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, butterfly pea blossoms, and the distinctive Fairmont Empress Blend Tea. And let’s not forget the stunningly beautiful bottle that houses this remarkable creation. What’s even better? Empress Gin is all natural and gluten-free, ensuring a guilt-free indulgence in every sip.
Indigo Majesty: Witness the Colorful Transformation of These Empress Gin Cocktails
One of the most mesmerizing aspects of Empress Gin is its captivating indigo hue, derived from the infusion of butterfly pea blossoms. This enchanting flower not only imparts a warm and herbal earthiness but also gives Empress Gin its natural and distinct color. Prepare to be enthralled as the vibrant indigo blue gracefully transitions into a delicate purple when mixed with citrus or tonic. Keep an eye on the magical transformation; it happens in an instant, leaving you in awe of its beauty. Empress Gin cocktails are definitely some of the most beautiful libations to make at home or sip at a bar.
Empress Gin not only captures the essence of botanical beauty but also pays homage to The Fairmont Empress Tea, a signature blend renowned for its exceptional quality and taste. This distinguished tea, sourced from diverse regions including Assam, Kenya, South India, Ceylon, and China, brings a harmonious fusion of flavors and aromas to Empress Gin. Combined with the traditional use of juniper, a key ingredient in gin production, Empress Gin achieves a remarkable complexity that entices the palate. The juniper imparts delightful hints of pine and citrus, enhancing the overall flavor profile and creating a truly unforgettable drinking experience.
A Symphony of Flavors: Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktails
Now, let’s delve into the creation of the remarkable Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktails. To begin, prepare a delectable pear and rosemary simple syrup, which adds a touch of natural sweetness and aromatic complexity to the drink. In a skillet, combine a cup of sugar, water, and the chopped pear and rosemary sprigs. Allow the mixture to simmer and thicken before removing it from the heat. Strain the syrup into a jar, and for an extra burst of flavor, repeat the process with the remaining pear and rosemary, adding more water if needed.
Once the pear and rosemary mixture reaches the desired consistency, the simple syrup undergoes a magical transformation, thickening into a luscious elixir of sweetness and herbal essence. Carefully remove the skillet from the heat, and as the tantalizing aroma fills the air, strain the syrup into a jar, capturing every delectable drop.
Here’s a secret tip: you can extend your simple syrup supply by infusing the remaining pear and rosemary with a touch more water and returning it to the heat. This gentle reheating process allows the flavors to mingle further, resulting in an additional batch of exquisite syrup. By combining this newfound elixir with the initial batch, you unlock the potential to make even more indulgent Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktails.
Next, it’s time to assemble the cocktail. In a shaker filled with ice, combine Empress Gin, the pear and rosemary simple syrup, lemon juice, and tonic water. Observe the captivating color transformation of Empress Gin as it mingles with the tangy lemon juice and effervescent tonic water. To serve two, we recommend doubling the recipe. Fill your chosen glassware with ice, pour the cocktail mixture, and get ready to immerse yourself in a sensory delight.
When it comes to crafting the most exquisite Empress Gin cocktails, one crucial element that should never be overlooked is the choice of mixer. Make sure to select a high-quality mixer, like Fever-Tree that will elevate the flavors of Empress Gin to new heights of perfection. The Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water offers a captivating blend of aromatic botanicals that effortlessly intertwine with Empress Gin’s herbal undertones.
A Finishing Touch of Elegance: Garnish and Presentation
No cocktail is complete without a garnish that adds visual appeal and complements the flavors. Enhance your Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktails with a slice of fresh lemon and a sprig of fragrant rosemary. For an added touch of sophistication, consider garnishing with purple flowers, mirroring the vibrant hues of Empress Gin. Elevate the overall presentation by serving your cocktails in high-quality glassware, allowing the colors and layers to shine. Personalize the experience with custom cocktail stirrers or monogrammed coasters, adding a dash of your own style and flair.
This summer, take control of happy hour at home. You can make these Empress Gin Empress Gin cocktails for yourself, your partner or roommates. You can also make it in larger batches and host a bigger happy hour at home. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a mixologist to make these Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktails. These simple Empress Gin cocktails can be stirred, shaken, or otherwise mixed up and ready for you in just a few minutes. You can order Empress Gin from their website, Wine.com or on Drizly. Cheers and drink responsibly.
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Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktail
Pear and Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 Cup of Water
- 1 Cup of White Sugar
- 1 Pear
- 1 Sprig of Rosemary
- 2 Oz Empress 1908 Gin
- 1 Oz Pear and Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Oz Tonic Water
- Garnishes: Lemon Slices and Rosemary Sprigs
- Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan
- Slice pear
- Add pear and rosemary to the sauce pan and stir for 5 minutes
- Allow the simple syrup to cool; store in refrigerator
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
- Add Empress 1908 Gin, Tonic Water, Lemon Juice and Tonic Water to the cocktail shaker
- Shake, shake, shake
- Fill a glass with ice and pour the cocktail
- Add the garnishes