Opihr Aromatic Bitters
This Premium gin is manufactured in the oldest distillery in England, G&J Distillers, where the first London Dry Gin was born in 1761, Greenall’s.
Its exotic botanicals transport us to the Silk Road or the Spice Route, a route used by large trading companies to bring flavors and aromas from the East to the West.
Origin: United Kingdom
Bottle Size: 700ml
History and Culture
The discovery of this famous alcoholic beverage emerged for medicinal purposes. To understand the origin of gin we must go back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries in Europe. The first to distill a drink similar to gin was the Italian monks, who were in search of medicinal solutions, using cereals and juniper (not very effective) against the bubonic plague.
It was discovered by British soldiers during the Anglo-Dutch wars in the Netherlands. They claimed that drinking it before battles gave them courage and bravery and relieved them from the cold. Hence the reason they named it “Dutch Courage,” later imported it, thus popularizing its consumption.
It was then that the monopoly began because many wanted to drink this delicious liquor.
- 1 ½ oz of pink gin.
- ¼ oz grenadine (if you don’t have Gin pink).
- ¾ oz lemon juice.
Place the gin, grenadine (only if you use traditional gin), and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake for a few seconds, add ice, and shake again. Strain and serve in a shot glass without ice.
- 2 ounces of gin.
- ½ ounce of extra dry vermouth.
- Ice cubes.
For this cocktail, the ingredients must be cold, and the glass must be chilled. In a shaker, add ingredients in the following order: gin, vermouth, then stir with a spoon for 7 seconds. Serve the cocktail in the glass well chilled, straining the liquid. Garnish with an olive on a toothpick.
- ½ ounce of Campari.
- ½ ounce of vermouth.
- ½ ounce of gin.
- orange slices.
- Ice cubes.
Place ice in a short glass. Pour the gin, then pour the vermouth and campari simultaneously. Garnish with an orange.