When Dry January became Ginuary. Like a lot of people, I started off the New Year with one or two resolutions and the best intention of keeping them. One of the resolutions was to embrace Dry January. Combined with the foregoing of chocolate, crisps and biscuits I was looking forward to a healthier, and hopefully slimmer, Me as the month segued into February.
Hibiscus is a popular key botanical in gin often taking centre stage. It also pops up in mixers and is found paired with pomegranate and grapefruit where its tart fruitiness finds natural partners. It is the trumpet-shaped flowers or calyces that distillers are interested in. The calyces are tart to the point of bitterness, adding a jammy floral note to gin.