Height of Arrows – The Power of Garnish

How can we elevate the g&T?

“A gin and tonic, so venerable, so established, it can simply be ordered by its initials.”

Elsie 

A G&T is no longer as simple as ‘add tonic to gin’. Today, garnish is as important and impactful. Traditionally, a wedge of lime, a slice of lemon or whatever is recommended by the gin makers themselves is the garnish. As well as beautifying your glass, the garnish in a G&T infuses and builds flavours that complement, accentuate or contrast the botanicals of the spirit.

 

So what do we recommend for Height of Arrows? Well… we don’t have a recommended garnish. We want you, your bartender to experiment, invent and build your perfect serve using the flavours of Height of Arrows. If that’s an intimidating prospect, I’m here to help.

Let's strip it back to basics

Firstly, what are the botanicals? What are the flavours? Juniper, sea salt and beeswax. Aside from a hint of salinity, the main flavours of Height of Arrows stem from juniper berries. Juniper berry is a fascinating botanical, strictly speaking, it’s a cone, not a berry and is closely related to the pinecone. So is pine the flavour of Height of Arrows? Well no, not just pine anyway. Juniper is a complex flavour bomb that can deliver bright, citrussy, woody, earthy, fresh and fruity characteristics. 

 

The juniper used by Height of Arrows comes from Italy and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of juniper on earth (Grazie, Italy). We have chosen this particular juniper for its high levels of limonene – the molecule responsible for citrussy and minty flavours. As well as beta-myrcene, producing peppery and piney tastes. 

A G&T is no longer as simple as ‘add tonic to gin’. Today, garnish is as important and impactful. Traditionally, a wedge of lime, a slice of lemon or whatever is recommended by the gin makers themselves is the garnish. As well as beautifying your glass, the garnish in a G&T infuses and builds flavours that complement, accentuate or contrast the botanicals of the spirit.

 

So what do we recommend for Height of Arrows? Well… we don’t have a recommended garnish. We want you, your bartender to experiment, invent and build your perfect serve using the flavours of Height of Arrows. If that’s an intimidating prospect, I’m here to help.

the power of garnish

When it comes to garnishing a Height of Arrows and tonic what you are pairing with is the abundant flavours of juniper. So what do you want? A citrussy G&T? A fresh G&T? A fruity G&T? Fresh, herbal, spicy, sweet? We can do it all. 

 

So let’s start thinking outside the box. 

 

Here are a few suggestions I have tried during my dedicated ‘research’: 

TROPICAL G&T:

50 ml Height of Arrows gin

Mediterranean tonic

Kiwi slice and fresh coriander

Give the coriander a light smack to release its aroma

fruity G&T:

50 ml Height of Arrows gin

Original tonic

Raspberries and peach slices

fresh G&T:

50 ml Height of Arrows gin

Original tonic 

Lemon slice and basil leaf

Give the basil a light smack to release the aroma

spicy G&T:

50 ml Height of Arrows gin

Original tonic 

Watermelon slice & 2 pickled jalapeño slices

Other out-the-box ideas

Pomegranate and pink peppercorns

Orange peel and star anise

Peach and thyme

Rose and hibiscus

White grape and fresh ginger

Whether you’re looking to keep it simple or experiment in your search for your favourite serve, as long as you’re enjoying Height of Arrows that’s all we care about! So get creative, or stick to what you know – either way we’d love to know what you think!

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