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Five Islands Old Tom Gin

Five Islands Oolong Old Tom Gin

TeaEsk's award winning WuYi Mountain Oolong Tea is cold macerated in our gin before carefully balancing the tea by sweetening with cane sugar like an 18th century Old Tom Gin.

The delicate stone fruit flavour of the tea compliments the rich piney juniper and citrus profile of the gin. The added sweetness elevates both to a rich and elegant partnership.

 

Five Island Iced Tea

Five Island Iced Tea

A simple and refreshing ‘instant cocktail’. The soda elevates the complex notes of the spirit while the lemon and peach accentuate the delicate flavours from the tea.

  • 30ml Five Islands Old Tom Gin
  • Soda water
  • Lemon and peach (fresh or tinned) to garnish

Add gin and garnish to a glass of ice, top with soda and stir gently before serving.

 

Charl-Tea Chaplin

Charl-tea Chaplin

A very drinkable take on the simple yet classic Charlie Chaplin cocktail. The stonefruit notes from the tea pair perfectly with the apricot brandy and the sweetness is balanced with the acidity of the lemon.

  • 30ml Five Islands Old Tom Gin
  • 30ml Apricot Brandy (Maraska)
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • Lemon to garnish

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Double strain into a coupe or tea cup, garnish with a lemon wheel.

 

Pimm’s Cup

Pimms cup

  • 60ml Five Islands Old Tom Gin
  • 15ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 120ml ginger ale
  • 1 cucumber slice, 1 mint sprig, 1⁄2
  • strawberry sliced, 1 lemon wheel,
  • 1 orange wheel

Add all ingredients over ice in a highball glass, stir briefly to combine.

 

Perfect Serve

The crisp lighter notes of the Mediterranean Tonic brings the underlying gin to the front while embracing the sweetness of the spirit. The Mediterranean inspired garnish of orange and rosemary provides an additional depth to the drink.

  • 60ml Five Islands Old Tom Gin
  • 125ml Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water
  • Orange and rosemary to garnish

Pour the gin and the tonic into a glass of ice, garnish with two slices of orange and a fresh sprig of rosemary.

 

Other Recommendations

Try it in any recipe that calls for Sloe Gin or Old Tom Gin (using it in a Ramos Gin Fizz is incredible). For a shorter drink serve it over ice with a dash of fresh citrus juice.