Last week we went on a gin tour through Berlin with Gin Mare. Together with the mediterranean Gin brand we discovered some of Berlin’s coolest places through a culinary journey!
Gin Mare Gin
The Gin Mare gin is a gin made in Spain and inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. It takes the best ingredients from the mediterranean countries for it’s fabrication : arbequina olives from Spain, basil from Italy, rosemary from Turkey and Thyme from Greece, are the main ingredients and are all distilled independently for the best gin taste.
It tastes herbaceous, and the thyme definitely comes out.
The perfect gin to have tapas with aka drinking gin the Spanish way!!
Gin Mare Gin Tour – Medtransfers
In a typical german VW bus, we went on a culinary tour through Berlin on the concept of foodpairing.
3 stops during which we discovered a Berlin hotspot and a food creation made especially to taste a Gin Mare cocktail.
Die Küche bar
Our first stop was Die Küche. Die Küche mean the kitchen and this is exactly how the bar looks like. Such a cool bar and the drinks are excellent. There we tasted the Gin Mare gin with fish. My favourite tapas combination was the Triple Orange Gin and Tonic : a Gin and tonic with bitter orange marmelade, orange bitters, and orange zest together with an octopus cornetto.
A recipe for at home – The Triple Orange Gin and Tonic
In order to pimp a little bit your gin and tonic that you do at home here is an easy recipe :
You will need :
50ml Gin Mare
Bar spoon of bitter orange marmelade
2 dashes of orange bitters
200ml 1724 Tonic Water
Recipe : Fill a large glass with ice, add all the ingredients and finish with tonic and stir.
Our second stop was Slate Berlin. Slate Berlin opened earlier this year and is a Michelin like restaurant. There we learned how to taste gin : pure and at room temperature. The secret is to smell the gin breathing through your mouth instead of your nose to not burn it before you take a sip.
There we had two drinks made with rosmary that tasted excellent with pork and chicken tapas.
We ended up the night on the rooftop of one of Berlin’s nighest bar : Grace bar. We tried cocktails that were not only very tasty but also very beautiful. My favorite was the Himmelblau, with a violet cream, lavender and sparkling sake (I did not even know this exist!)
The cocktail for at home – Lavender Gin and Tonic
You will need :
50 ml Gin Mare
Infusion of Lavender tea
200 ml 1724 Tonic Water
Recipe : Fill a large glass with ice, add all the ingredients and finish with tonic and stir. Decorate with a sprig of lavender
*Article written in collaboration with Gin Mare. All opinions remain mine.
** Photocredit „Studio Fabian Hammerl for Gin Mare”