From the refreshing meadows of the twilight zones in Finland comes the best distilled rye and wild botanicals that have contributed to the best ever gin in the world – Napue Gin. It is known best for its sweet, chilling and spicy flavor that takes you back to the battleground of Napue. Here, the low northern sun and day’s length smile upon the quintessential forests of Finland, which feature the intense flavors of the fresh herbs. The award-winning rye-based gin is brought to you in Hong Kong by Food Linkers, known for bringing the best European flavors to Asia for your enjoyment.
Although Napue gin has a flavor of its own kind, you can enjoy it in several ways suiting your style and taste. Here are a few gin cocktail recipes to keep your drink bubbling and fizzing with new flavors:
- Cucumber Mint Gin Cocktail
- 50ml Napue Gin
- 2 soft branchlets of mint
- 1cm thick piece of cucumber, quartered
- Chilled elderflower presse
- Some ice cubes
- Mint and lemon for garnish
The perfect cocktail for summer, it’s so unbelievably refreshing! Like a spa trip, for your mouth!
Place your Napue Gin, mint and cucumber pieces in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass, and stir- squashing down the mint and cucumber with the back of a spoon to bruise them well and release the juices. Strain into a tall thin tumbler containing a couple of ice cubes, and top up with spritzy elderflower pressé. Garnish with mint and lemon.
2. The Bee’s Knees Cocktail
- 50ml Napue Gin
- 10ml runny honey
- 5ml water
- 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- A couple of ice cubes
Why isn’t this brilliant combination of gin and honey, more widely known? It’s delicious!
Stir the honey into the water until dissolved to make a syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker with your Napue Gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Ready to try the clear, refreshing taste of Napue Gin? Find it in Hong Kong at Three Monkeys Hong Kong.