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Introducing Elderflower Rose Gin!

OUR NEW FLORAL GIN EXPRESSION IS HERE!

You’ve been waiting for this since we first announced it in BC and AB. We’re so excited to reveal that Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin is now available in the US!

Inspired by our beautiful location in Victoria, British Columbia, Empress Elderflower Rose Gin pays homage to ‘The City of Gardens,’ where flowers blossom nearly year-round.

Nine beautifully blended botanicals create a delicate spirit with a stunning all-natural rose hue. Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose has a rich aroma and a surprisingly understated floral palate. With exquisite citrus and spice notes and a hint of sweetness, Empress Elderflower Rose Gin allows each botanical to shine. Learn more about this new gin here!

With that in mind, let’s dive into some RECIPES to get you started!
  1. Blossom & Tonic
  2. Negroni Rosa
  3. Shades of Pink
  4. Pollination
  5. Gardener’s Spritz

1. BLOSSOM & TONIC

You know how much we love our G&Ts! The Blossom & Tonic is a new favourite that boasts light floral and citrus notes for a refreshing and vibrant twist on a classic.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • 3 oz Premium Tonic Water
  • Orange Slice
Method

Fill a copa glass with ice, add Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin and premium tonic water. Garnish with an orange slice.

2. NEGRONI ROSA

Empress Elderflower Rose Gin is amazing in a more spirit-forward sip to really highlight the flavour profile. Our Negroni Rosa perfectly balances bittersweetness and botanicals for an elegant cocktail that truly makes a statement.

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin ⁣
  • ¾ oz Luxardo Bitter Bianco ⁣ ⁣
  • ¾ oz Dry Vermouth
  • Orange Twist
Method

Stir over ice. Strain into a rocks glass onto a large ice cube/sphere. Garnish with an orange twist.

3. SHADES OF PINK

A floral version of the Tom Collins, this highball maximizes the beauty of Empress Elderflower Rose Gin with layers of flavour that match the presentation. Definitely one of our favourites for spring and summer!

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin, split
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Soda Water, to top
  • Lemon Wheel
  • Lavender Sprigs
Method

Shake ½ oz gin, lemon and simple syrup on ice. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and float remaining 1 oz gin on top. Garnish with a lemon wheel and lavender sprig.

4. POLLINATION

This take on the classic Bee’s Knees is the epitome of the thematic relationship between honey and seasonal blooms. The rich and sweet honey provides contrast from the sharpness of the lemon to highlight the aromatic qualities of our Elderflower Rose expression.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Honey Syrup
  • Lemon Twist
Method

Shake ingredients on ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

5. GARDENER’S SPRITZ

What do you get when you combine the best of the French 75 and the Hugo Spritz? Summer perfection! This recipe kicks up the light elderflower a notch with the liqueur and adds fragrant mint for a sparkling sip fit for enjoying out on the patio.

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • Prosecco
  • Soda Water
Method

Shake ingredients except for prosecco and soda water on ice and strain into a wine goblet filled with ice. Top with prosecco and a splash of soda water and garnish with more mint leaves.

We can’t wait to see all the cocktails you make with Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin! Be sure to share your creations with us on Instagram @empress1908gin with the hashtag #EmpressElderflowerRoseGin.

For more cocktail inspiration, check out our InstagramCocktail Page, or Blog!

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