Cocktail Corner: Royal Gimlet
By Victor Anderson
I wasn’t a gin drinker until I met Empress 1908 Gin out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Thanks to this beautiful spirit, I was able to appreciate gin for the first time. Gin can have a unique combination of botanicals, depth, and character. It’s also more versatile than it’s given credit for and deserves more respect than a simple gin and tonic. At the WAC, I have used Empress 1908 to create new cocktails and add an interesting spin to classics, such as Negronis and French 75s. Another classic gin cocktail is the gimlet. Empress 1908 gives the Royal Gimlet a beautiful purple hue, distinct floral notes, and a subtle citrus character—all as smooth as can be. Order one the next time you’re in Torchy’s. We look forward to seeing you soon!
As published in the April/May/June 2022 issue of WAC Magazine
—Posted March 25, 2022