Cocktail recipe: The Marylebone G&T

Adam Lowe

The Pleasure Gardens Distilling Company’s exquisite Marylebone Gin has launched exclusively in Selfridges, retailing at £55.00 for 70cl. An eminently flavourful spirit, with finely pitched botanicals that nevertheless retain the drink’s delicacy, this is the perfect gin to drink alone, with your preferred tonic or in a martini.

Recalling the 18th Century Marylebone Pleasure Gardens, where the distillery was founded in 1762, this gorgeous tipple relies on botanicals inspired by the area. Popular with high society and the public at large, the three original Pleasure Gardens of London, were the height of fashion at the time and retain their historical significance today. Marylebone Gin manages to capture the grandeur, tradition and worldliness of 18th Century London.

Distilled in batches in a tiny pot still, Marylebone is an overproof spirit coming in at 50.2% ABV, but its 13 botanicals create a sublime balance, complexity and depth.

Marylebone Gin contains a complex but subtle floral bouquet, with notes of juniper, sweet citrus and grapefruit upfront leading into more intense floral and citrus notes. This precedes a beautiful warming finish with notes of cassia, cloves and liquorice.

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For the G&T fanatics, here’s our recommended serve:

The Marylebone G&T

50ml Marylebone Gin
200ml Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
Garnished with chamomile flowers and orange
Twist/grapefruit and lemon slice
To be served in a balloon glass

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.