Inspired by the history and flavors of the Ancient Spice Route, Opihr Gin is the brand you need to know this World Gin Day.
Inspired by the legendary region called Ophir, the brand carries four distinct expressions that highlight the spices and flavors found along the Spice Route. Each bottle is inspired by a particular area along the route which traveled from Europe all the way to the Western coast of Japan. After ingredients are sourced, they all travel back to England to the oldest still operating distillery in the country.
This World Gin Day, get to know the brand and its expressions and mix up a totally unique gin cocktail.
This highly perfumed gin opens with notes of cumin and cardamom that create a warm and earthy opening for light and floral grapefruit peel. The London Dry Gin starts with a range of hand-picked botanicals including Tellicherry black pepper, coriander, and spicy cubeb berries. The result is a warm mouthfeel with soft camphor and some sweetness.
This bold and savory spirit is inspired by Venice and the Italian love of cascarilla bark, which was traditionally used to create bitter, vermouth, and tonics. The expression starts with a base of the Brand’s London Dry Gin balanced with myrrh and cascarilla bark that creates a savory note followed by burnt orange and bitter notes.
Inspired by the flavors of Iran and ancient Persia, Opihr’s Black Lemon expression has soft perfume notes that open with soft camphor leading into bursts of citrus and spice. The richly intense expression’s bold citrus and spice flavors come from black lemons, or ‘loomi’ and Timut peppers.
Perfect for savory cocktails like a Red Snapper, the Far East Edition features flavor profiles with heat and spice. Warming Szechuan pepper and smoky ajwain take the leading notes in this unique expression. Subtle flavors of lemon thyme and lavender round out the spirit for an intense, bright mouthfeel.
Gin & Ginger Ale
- 1 1/2 oz. Opihr Spiced London Dry Gin
- Premium Ginger Ale
- Chilli or slice of ginger to garnish
Preparation: Build in our globe glass (or Collins glass) with ice. Stir down and garnish with a slice of chilli.
Spiced Red Snapper
- 1 1/2 oz. Opihr Far East Gin
- 2 1/2 oz. Tomato juice
- 4 dashes Worcester sauce
- 2 dashes Tabasco
- 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
- 1/4 oz. Olive brine
- Dash Black pepper
- Lemongrass garnish
Preparation: Build in Collins (or similar glass) with ice. Stir down and squeeze over lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemongrass.
- 1 1/3 oz. Opihr Arabian Gin
- 1/3 oz. Kaffir lime leaf liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Lime juice
- 2/3 oz. Sugar syrup
Preparation: Shake over ice and double strain into coupette. Garnish with bay leaf.
- 1 1/4 oz. Opihr European Gin
- 3/4 oz. Sweet vermouth
- 3/4 oz. Campari
- Orange peel garnish
Preparation: Stir down. Serve over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.