Tamworth Garden Damson Gin

Damson Gin is made by infusing tart, sweet damson plums into gin, and is the lesser-known cousin of Sloe Gin. Both damsons and sloes are commonly found growing through Britain’s iconic hedgerows. Since the 1700s, while Colonial Americans were preserving their apple crops by fermenting cider and cold-distilling applejack, commoners and farmers in Britain were harvesting sloe berries (much too tart and astringent to eat on their own) and making them consumable by soaking them in alcohol. Since both fruits are harvested in the fall, they were infused just in time for holidays, and thus, a winter tradition was born.

We’ve paired damson plums with juniper, bitter orange, anise hyssop, and hops to create a tartly sweet and herbaceous spirit, which sits at a low proof for perfect sipping. Enjoy Damson Gin on its own as a pre or post-dinner sipper, or mix yourself a Damson Gin Fizz. Available now for a limited time only at Tamworth Distilling!

 

 

Damson Fizz

1 ½ oz Damson Gin
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz honey syrup
Splash dry sparkling wine

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice.

Damson Twist

1½ Damson Plum Gin
1 oz dry vermouth
1 bar spoon simple syrup
4 dashes Dashfire Cardamom Bitters
Lemon peel garnish

Stir ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Plum Crate

1 1/2 oz Tamworth Garden Damson Gin
3/4 Triple sec
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Apple cider vinegar
Grated nutmeg and thyme sprig garnish

Combine ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into large rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg and thyme sprig.

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