Cocktail Hour: No. 3 London Dry Gin
I recently got a sample of No.3 London Dry Gin to taste and I was super excited to try it! I’m a big fan of gin (see my post about Bluecoat Gin here) and I’m always looking for new ones to sample. So I grabbed my Pink Floyd glass, my bottle of gin, and I was on my way!
The second I saw the bottle, I was intrigued. The gorgeous green glass with the old-fashioned key made it look like it should be in some black and white mystery film. I loved it.
I decided to try it in a simple recipe I found online: gin, soda water, and a twist of lemon, all put together in a highball with ice. It sounded simple enough, and it would allow me to really taste the gin, so I gave it a shot.
I could definitely taste the gin- that’s for sure. It was bursting with flavor and was very dry, which I loved. It was very refreshing and the juniper flavor was strong. Later, when I read more about it, I learned that it was also made using grapefruit peel, orange peel, angelica root, cardamom, and Moroccan coriander. Too bad my taste buds are not distinguishing enough to taste all that!
Next time, I think I’d like to try this in a dry martini. After all, the website does say that “No.3 was created to be the last word in gin for a Dry Martini.” Overall, though, I thought the No.3 London Dry Gin was a hit.
Want to learn how to make a classic dry martini? Click here for the recipe!