Orange & Lemon Gin Recipe

After speaking to Adam from Graphic about a recent acquisition of his, a vintage bottle of Gordon’s Lemon Gin, I started rooting around in the archives to find out a little more about it. I also got thinking about what it would have tasted like and how I might recreate it.

I found an advert of Gordon’s Orange and Gordon’s Lemon Gin, from a 1932 diary. It shows that they were bottled at 60 proof (UK method 34.29%ABV,  US method 30%ABV) and were made with real fruit and not essences.

With an idea of the strength used by Gordon’s, I found some Gordon’s Gin bottled at 37.5% (40% would be an alternative I’d like to try) and prepared the gins thus:

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About DTS

partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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