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    Bringing back the gin when it all started

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11th of April 1689

When the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange - came to the English throne he made Gin, which originated from Holland, popular with the British people.

In 1689, shortly after the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange – was proclaimed King Of England, Ireland and Scotland, he made gin, a traditionally Dutch drink, popular with the British people. At this time, anyone could distil their own alcohol by simply posting a notice in public and waiting a mere ten days. Soon, of course, the volume sold daily exceeded that of beer and ale.

Gin 1689 launches first ever Dutch Pink Gin!

After a sensational launch last year of Gin 1689, this summer, we mark the birth of the very first ever Dutch Pink Gin. Named after the wife of King William of Orange the Third, the Queen Mary Edition was successfully launched this year in Amsterdam.

This beautiful pink gin is based on the authentic Gin 1689 recipe where strawberries and raspberries are added to the distillation process, which gives it a traditional pink colour. In the 320 year old recipe it was recommended to drink this gin with these two ingredients, bruised in a glass. Hence, this pink gin is as close as it gets to being the first ever pink gin in the world.

Please drink this craft pink gin with an Indian Tonic and garnish with red fruit eg. strawberries and raspberries.

Gin 1689 collection

  • Gin 1689
  • Gin 1689 Pink Gin "Queen Mary Edition"
  • Gin 1689

    This authentic gin was based on the original 1689 recipe of the spirit made by the Dutch King William III (AKA William of Orange) after he was proclaimed King of England, Ireland and Scotland that very year. The recipe, which was amazingly uncovered in the British Library's rare book section, lists the original ingredients but unfortunately, the quantities were concealed by code, which proved unbreakable.

  • Gin 1689 Pink Gin "Queen Mary Edition"

    This beautiful pink gin is based on the authentic Gin 1689 recipe where strawberries and raspberries are added to the distillation process, which gives it a traditional pink colour. In the 320 year old recipe it was recommended to drink this gin with these two ingredients, bruised in a glass. Hence, this pink gin is as close as it gets to being the first ever pink gin in the world.

Gin 1689 cocktails

Negroni 1689

There is a reason why this cocktail is so popular. Try it out yourself and you will be a fan forever!

You'll need:

25ml Gin 1689.
25ml Campari
25ml vermouth
1 Fresh orange

To start, pour Gin 1689, Campari and sweet vermouth into your glass over ice. Stir it and zest the orange over the glass and add the citrus to the potion. Simple but still such a delicious cocktail!

Lime & Gin 1689 Mule

A modern classic, the Gin 1689 Mule is the delicious version of the Moscow Mule with a bit of influence from the Mojito! 

You'll need:

45 ml Gin 1689
2 Table spoons fresh Lime Juice
2 Table spoons simple syrup
120 ml ginger beer
Fresh mint sprigs, to garnish

Add mint to a copper mug or rocks glass. Muddle gently and add simple syrup, lime juice, and gin and stir. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with ginger beer.

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