LE GIN DE CHRISTIAN DROUIN
REGION: FRANCE (PAYS D’AUGE)
So gorgeous, so classy, so French: this is a seductive little number that takes gin to new heights of sophistication. Made on a base of unaged calvados (yes, you can smell the apples), there is the requiem of juniper boosted by rose petals and accents of the Far East with ginger, cardamom and kaffir lime leaves. Tonic flattens all the fun so sip neat or, better still, set free your inner mixologist with Thai- or Vietnamese-inspired cocktails. This begs for a garden party, the only thing missing would be Audrey Hepburn.