Don’t think that Mad Men fever has escaped us here at Tate. A few months ago after watching Don Draper swim through another episode in a river of cold gin we picked up the phone to Highgate based micro distiller Sacred.
The result? Tate Gin! Blended by our very own cocktail aficionado Alex Stevenson alongside Ian Hart from Sacred, it has botanicals such as cardamom, angelica and liquorice. Creating a delicately spiced, aromatic gin which is great in classic cocktails. So slap on some suave and make like the 50s and drink Gin.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT & LIME GIMLET AS SERVED AT TATE MODERN:
Grate the zest from 3 large pink grapefruits and 5 limes, set to one side. Juice the grapefruits and limes into a saucepan and reduce by 2/3rds. Add equal volume of caster sugar (as the reduced juice) and dissolve. Remove from the heat and add the grated zest, stirring for 5 minutes. Strain, chill and strain again through muslin. Combine 50ml Tate Gin and 25ml cordial and shake hard. Strain into a martini glass and squeeze over a wedge of lime for zesty freshness.
N.B please note that this cocktail will be available in the Tate Modern Level 6 bar from the 17th September