Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewery and distillery has launched a small batch and hand-crafted gin, Jardín Mexicano, to bring the flavours of Mexico to gin-lovers across the UK. This limited-edition seasonal gin includes a rare ingredient to the UK, Avocado leaf, traditionally used in Mexico for its antioxidant and mood enhancing properties in tea.
The inescapable avocado trend of the past few years has brought avocado face masks, avocado latte and even avocado proposals – not to mention the brunch icon, ‘smashed avo’ – but the avocado leaf has yet to make waves on these shores, until now.
Avocado leaf brings subtle notes of anise and liquorice which blend with a mix of classic and Mexican-inspired botanicals including punchy epazote, smoky chipotle chili, lime peel, Mexican oregano and coriander to create a flavoursome fiesta in a glass – olé!
This fresh and zesty, small batch gin is available online and in Adnams stores from Thursday 29 April for a limited time only.
John McCarthy, head distiller at Adnams, says: “I first discovered Avocado leaf on a trip to Mexico where it was the secret ingredient in a plate of black beans. I was blown away by its delicate anise quality which paired so beautifully with classic Mexican flavours of lime, chili and coriander and was determined to recreate this in gin form! Whilst the UK is no stranger to avocado, I am excited to make avocado leaf the star of the show in Jardín Mexicano. It’s produced a really vibrant, complex but most importantly delicious gin that can be enjoyed all summer long.”
The small batch gin is priced at £31.99 and is available to buy online at adnams.co.uk and in Adnams retail stores from Thursday 29 April.
Jardín Mexicano G&T:
50 ml Adnams Jardín Mexicano
Top with tonic and ice
Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of fresh coriander