No.3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
3 fruits, 3 spices, 3 centuries of heritage. They say that good things come in 3s, and No.3 London Dry Gin is no exception.
Distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros & Rudd, No.3 is made using only the finest juniper berries, orange peel & grapefruit to create this ultra premium spirit. No.3 prides itself on taking gin back to its roots by only using 6 core ingredients and distilled in traditional copper pot stills.
When the courier arrived at the door, I was greeted by a mesmerising emerald green bottle and couldn’t wait to sample its contents. There is certainly a strong citrus smell coming from the grapefruit and to taste, the first thought that came to my head ‘freshness’. It is hard to explain, and I am usually not brave enough to drink gin straight up, but I found No.3 much smoother than other dry gins.
In a G&T, add a slice of lemon and the blend of 6 fruits & spices really start to show their prowess- creating an enormously refreshing long drink. However, this gin was made almost exclusively for creating ‘The Perfect Martini’ and even with my very limited bartending experience (1 night at the student union) I managed to create a martini that rivals anything I’ve tasted at any cocktail bar. I very much doubt that I’ve become an expert mixologist, so I can only deduce that No.3 have helped create a martini which is as close to perfection as can be. I have included the recipe at the bottom of the article, so you can see if my effort was a fluke or you too can become an overnight bartending sensation.
For more information, visit www.no3gin.com
Available for purchase at Waitrose stores nationwide, RRP £33.65 / 70cl
‘Dukes’ Classic Dry Martini
Ingredients: 1 tsp Extra Dry Vermouth, 85ml No.3 Gin, 1 Lemon
Method: Pour the Vermouth into a frozen Martini glass & coat the rim. Top up the glass with ice cold No.3 Gin. Par the rind of the lemon and twist to extract the oils into the glass.