Garden Club

Is this not gin!?

Classics are classics for a reason. They have stood the test of time.

But once in a while new products or ideas come a long to bring old classics in new directions. One thing’s for sure – classics can serve as a solid template and starting point for trying out new things.

When I first tried the alcohol free gin substitute Seedlip Garden I played around with it for a bit and found that it works wonders as a substitute for gin in a classic Clover Club. So much so, that I would prefer this alcohol free version over the original.

With Seedlip Garden and the addition of some licorice, which is a heavenly match for the raspberry content, this cocktail becomes enough of its own thing to deserve a name for itself.

Garden Club, alcohol free Seedlip based cocktailGarden Club
50 ml Seedlip Garden
30 ml lemon juice
20 ml raspberry syrup
10 ml egg white

Dry shake alle ingredients to emulsify the egg white. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe glass rimmed* with raw licorice powder and springle a little licorice powder on top of the drink as garnish.

*Rim the glass by sliding a lemon slice along the outer edge of the glass and dipping it in Johan Bülow Raw licorice power.

Using Seedlip Garden as base within the Clover Club template results in a deep round and full flavored drink with a bit more “body” than the “sharper” gin based original. The salty licorice complements the fresh berries extremely well and offers an interesting tactile dimension to the drinking experience.

This one might just become your new addiction.

Feeling inspired? Download nine other recommended recipes for alcohol free Seedlip Garden based cocktails here or check out the amazing Seedlip based cocktail Dansk Forår from Kester Thomas

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.