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Tanqueray Gin is a gin you can trust to make an epic gin cocktail!
Since 1830, Tanqueray has been surprising people with how delicious their gin is. Over the years, the collection has grown, and Tanqueray remains near the top of the list of best-selling gins globally.
Keep reading to learn about Charles Tanqueray and the beginning of the Tanqueray brand, the four botanicals that make Tanqueray extra special, and the options available. We'll even learn to make some remarkable gin cocktails!
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Tanqueray Gin has been around for a long time. The story starts with Charles Tanqueray. Coming from a family of clergymen, Charles decided to branch out. He wanted to distill gin, and that's what he did. In 1830, Charles and his brother decided to work at a gin distillery in London. And from that came Tanqueray Gin.
When Charles died in 1868, his son took over the operation of the gin distillery, that is, until World War II destroyed the distillery. After the original distillery in London was destroyed, Tanqueray moved its gin productions to Cameron Bridge, Scotland.
Tanqueray did exceptionally well in the spirits business. Although Tanqueray Gin originated in London, it performs the best overseas in the United States.
The Four Botanicals
Gin is all about botanicals. Each gin is made with a unique concoction of botanicals; however, juniper needs to be in the mix for it to be considered gin. It's an absolute must.
Tanqueray utilizes four different essential botanicals to get the perfect gin. The recipe has stayed the same since the start. They've stayed true to their roots. The four key botanicals are juniper, coriander, Angelica root, and liquorice. Coriander and Angelica root are very common botanicals used to make gin.
Although Tanqueray only uses those specific four, other gins use many different botanicals. Some include cassia bark, citrus fruits, anise, cardamom, and lavender. There are several different botanicals to choose from, and each gin is unique to the botanicals they decide to use.
The essence of the botanicals begins to shine through after the "unique quadruple distillation process."
Tanqueray has a few options for you to choose from.
First, we have the classic Tanqueray London Dry Gin. It's the perfect gin to use in your cocktails. It is also one of the most awarded gins on the market. That's quite an accomplishment. It's a favorite among gin drinkers.
Tanqueray Nº 10 Gin is next on our list of Tanqueray gins. It's a small-batch gin that focuses on the essence of citrus fruits. It makes a spectacular Gin & Tonic cocktail! Wine Enthusiast rated Tanqueray Nº 10 Gin 96%.
Next, we have Tanqueray Rangpur Lime Gin, the perfect gin to grab if you want to change things up. It's zesty! Made with rangpur limes, Tanqueray Rangpur Gin is unique, bold, and has a distinct flavor. Tanqueray Rangpur Lime Gin is great as a cocktail base!
Finally, we have Tanqueray Sevilla Orange Gin. Made with orange essences, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange has a bittersweet nature that balances out the gin's complexity. It has a distinctive taste that you need to try!
It's time for a Tanqueray recipe or two! There's no doubt that gin makes some spectacular cocktails! So let's discover what makes the perfect Classic Gin Martini and Tom Collins cocktail.
Classic Gin Martini
We love classic cocktails here. There's nothing better than a Classic Gin Martini.
So which came first, a Gin Martini or a Vodka Martini? It is believed that the Gin Martini came years before people began experimenting and making Vodka Martinis. So it doesn't get any more traditional and classic than a Gin Martini. Here's what you'll need:
A Gin Martini is as easy as pie, although it might take some time to get your ratios just right.
There are no ratios to this Gin Martini because the choice depends entirely on your palate. Some people like an equal ratio of gin to dry vermouth, but if this is your first Gin Martini, try out this ratio: 2.5 ounces of gin to .5 ounces of dry vermouth.
Start by chilling your martini glass.
While you wait for your glass to chill, add your Tanqueray London Dry Gin and dry vermouth to a mixing glass with a handful of fresh ice. Stir for 30 seconds or until your mix is well-chilled.
Strain into your prepared glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Serve and enjoy!
A Tom Collins is one of those cocktails you reach for if you want something cold and refreshing.
Here's what you'll need for the perfect Tom Collins:
1 oz lemon juice
Simple syrup (adjust to taste)
A lemon wheel
Start by chilling your cocktail glass. Drinking your cocktail out of a chilled glass will enhance your cocktail experience!
While you wait for your glass to chill, add your Tanqueray London Dry Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a handful of fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. (Adjust the simple syrup to find the perfect balance. I would start with .5 ounces.) Shake well!
Strain into your chilled glass with fresh ice. Top with some club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel! Enjoy!