As 2015 makes way, Azzurre Spirits is proud to announce its newest addition to their Ultra Premium Portfolio: a botanically infused, naturally gluten free gin that’s already receiving critical acclaim.
Fresh off the still in late 2014, Azzurre Gin received 85 points, with a ‘very good, strong recommendation’ rating from the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
To produce this elegant spirit, Azzurre expounded upon their award winning, ‘un-vodka-like vodka’ base, infusing hand selected Mediterranean botanicals and spices in a pot still, to create a fresh, florid spirit that bartenders and gin enthusiasts will find perfectly suited for their next cocktail creation.
Azzurre Gin Tasting Notes:
Smooth and silky, with juniper, mandarin peel, and violet on the nose. A nod to the Mediterranean with citrus, sweet basil, lavender, and a warm, pink peppercorn finish.
Maintaining their ‘eye catching’ branding, this limited edition bottle features a striking, verdant green iris, and a 100% recyclable bottle and glass bar top. Along with Azzurre’s Ultra Premium Vodka, Azzurre Gin is currently distributed through Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada.
Already attracting over 20,000 cocktail fans on Twitter, Azzurre Spirits is the brand to watch for 2015. We invite you to connect, as they begin to launch special events in major markets.
Got a cocktail idea? Azzurre Spirits fans can submit their recipes and creations on social media, using the hashtag #AskforAzzurre. The very best will be published on AzzurreSpirits.com, with credit to the creator.
Additional announcements will be made for swag, prizes, Twitter parties, recipes, and seasonal entertaining ideas.
For information or sales inquiries, please visit their website at AzzurreSpirits.com.
RECIPES TO TRY AT HOME:
- 3 oz. Azzurre Gin
- Vermouth rinse
- Garnish: stuffed olive or lemon twist
Rinse a chilled martini glass with vermouth, discard. Stir gin with ice, strain into martini glass. Garnish with olive or lemon twist.
- 2 oz. Azzurre Gin
- ½ oz. maraschino liqueur
- ½ oz. crème de violette
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- 1 oz Azzurre gin
- .75 oz Cocchi Americano
- .75 oz dry vermouth
- 2 drops orange bitters
- Garnish: lemon peel
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Stir until well chilled, strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.
- 5 oz Azzurre Gin
- .5 oz agave nectar
- .5 oz fresh lemon juice
- 3 basil leaves
- 2 large strawberries
- club soda
Muddle basil, strawberries, and agave. Add ice, gin, and juice. Shake, strain, pour into a glass filled with ice. Top with soda.
- 5 oz Azzurre Gin
- 5 oz pink grapefruit juice
- .5 oz lime juice
- 3 oz tonic water
- 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Fill a shaker with ice, add the gin, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Shake, add bitters, stir. Strain into two old-fashioned glasses over ice. Top with tonic.
- 1 oz. Azzurre Gin
- 3 oz. Champagne
- ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz. simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, stir. Strain into a chilled martini glass.