During the peak of the Empire, Salcombe Schooners shot across the Channel delivering fresh fruit from the Continent. The town’s docks became synonymous with citrus. Subsequently, the gin pays homage to this heritage through both the obvious, gin-English-nautical-history parallels as well as bright citrus flavors in the spirit.
- Base Spirit Gin
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Bitter
- Served Up
Fin de Siecle is French for “end of the century.” The drink is believed to date a bit later, a Prohibition era staple later featured in Albert Stevens Crockett’s The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book. (Note the “old”in the title referencing the original Waldorf which had been demolished a few years earlier.)
The drink offers a bittersweet take on the martini.
- Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass
- Garnish to taste with an lemon twist