A Gin for the Ages
Posted: January 7, 2011
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Citadelle Gin Reserve Vintage 2010 (44 percent alcohol, 88 proof)
Usually we don't note appearance in tasting gin, but this one has a slightly golden hue. The nose is vibrantly floral with hints of orange peel, juniper and sweetness. The juniper is dialed back on the palate compared with the standard version. In the mouth, the gin is quite floral and sweet with cinnamon and other spices. The honey of the standard version is joined by a distinct and very creamy vanilla note. The sweet and floral finish is longer, more delicate and not as dry.
Silver Gin Fizz Cocktail
1 1/2 oz. Citadelle Gin Reserve
3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup or 1 tsp. sugar
1 egg white
Shake gin, lemon juice, sugar and egg white with ice. Keep shaking. When you think you're done, shake some more. The point is to shake the egg white into a froth. Pour over rocks in a highball glass. Top with seltzer.
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