French Gin producer Citadelle invites you on a sensory stroll through a fragrant garden with its newest gin, Citadelle Jardin d’été
A permanent addition to the Citadelle portfolio, the expression has been inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Founder Alexandre Gabriel.
Jardin d’été is made with melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more orange peel, in addition to the 19 botanicals used to make Citadelle Original.
“Jardin d’été is inspired by wandering through the beautiful summer garden that Debbie plants each year,” says Alexandre Gabriel. “This garden is bursting with incredible flowers, vegetables and fruits and the scent is always so intoxicating. We created Citadelle Jardin d’été pairing melon flesh and whole lemon with zests of yuzu and sweet orange.”
Jardin d’été is also uniquely rooted in its magnificent terroir. In keeping with its total commitment to authenticity, Citadelle Gin now cultivates several hectares of juniper trees just across the road from the Château de Bonbonnet. The juniper berries are a key ingredient of Citadelle and the flavour foundation of Jardin d’été.
“When you’re lucky enough to have a great terroir like ours in Charente, you have to let it sing!” Alexandre continues.
Jardin d’été can be enjoyed however you enjoy gin – neat, on the rocks, in a martini or in a more elaborate cocktail. Our suggested cocktail for Jardin d’été is a wonderful G&T.
1 part Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été
3 parts tonic
Peel of an organic lemon
In a large wine glass filled with ice cubes, pour 1 part Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été. Top it off with 3 parts tonic. Make a nice twist of lemon peel, express it above the glass and place it delicately in the glass.
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