Orange and Thyme Gin Cocktail ft Siegfried Gin (*)
Siegfried Gin is a German gin founded by Gerald and Raphael from the Rhine region.
The name Siegfried comes from a character in a poetic saga. After slaying the dragon Siegfried bathed in its blood which rendered him invulnerable. Unfortunately for him a leaf from the linden tree fell onto his back leaving one small patch of skin not covered by the dragon’s blood, leaving that single spot vulnerable. Hence why the founders of Seigfried have given a created a gin that uses the blossoms of the Linden Tree among 17 other botanicals.
The other botanicals include juniper, angelica root, orange zest, thyme, cubeb berries, lavender, ginger and cardamom.
The key flavours of the gin are juniper and linden blooms giving a bitter orange and earthy taste followed by spicy notes of ginger and angelica root.
When creating the gin cocktail I wanted something that would pull out those earthy and sweet flavours, complementing the key juniper taste. Scanning through the list of botanicals I pulled out two flavours (orange zest and thyme) that I knew wouldn’t overpower the gin but would create a fresh, earthy cocktail.
Orange & Thyme Gin Cocktail
50ml Siegfried Gin
50ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Sprig of thyme
1 Cube of ice
Top with Fevertree tonic
Add 50ml of Siegfried gin and 50ml of freshly squeezed orange juice (don’t forget to save a segment to garnish) to the cocktail shaker
Pop in 1 large cube of ice and shake until the cocktail shaker becomes misty
Pour into a coupe glass and top with Fevertree tonic
Garnish with a sprig of thyme and a segment of orange
The perfect fresh, citrus cocktail that adds an extra something to your typical summer G&T. The great thing about this cocktail is that it's incredibly easy to make and you can swap out the orange for any citrus fruit whether that'd be grapefruit, blood orange or clementine.
(*) Disclaimer: As part of this review I was gifted the Siegfried gin however all opinions and the recipe are my own.