Clemengold Gin –
Citrus-Infused with the Essence of Sunshine
We’re always excited when the season for ClemenGold fruit rolls around. When we see those beautiful bright orange orbs we know we’re in for a treat. So, we couldn’t contain our excitement when ClemenGold decided to distill a gin infused with those recognisable citrusy notes – allowing us to enjoy it all year round! Genuis.
How did ClemenGold become involved in making gin?
The passion surrounding SA’s leading branded mandarin, ClemenGold has led to the development of various products over the past few years. Distilling a gin from this flavoursome citrus was always a dream of CEO Abraham van Rooyen and, when he met Cobus Joubert (of the well-known Barrydale wine family), the dream came to fruition.
Get to know ClemenGold Fruit
ClemenGold is a wonderfully sweet and aromatic (and easy to peel and virtually seedless) soft citrus fruit that is sun-ripened and handpicked by selected mandarin growers from across the world. In South Africa, it is grown in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Southern and Western Cape. Not only is it great to eat, it’s amazing to cook and bake with as we show in these ClemenGold recipes.
The flavour profile of ClemenGold Gin
The essence of sunshine that the fruit imparts to this cosmopolitan gin is headily aromatic and upon raising your glass of gin for the first sip, a perfume of citrus draws you in.
ClemenGold Gin is handcrafted and infused with nine botanicals – with sundried ClemenGold peels taking the flavour lead.
ClemenGold and orange peel, cinnamon, honey, ground almond, juniper berries, angelica and orris root, and coriander are macerated and vapour-infused to bring gin aficionados this smooth Classic Cape Dry style gin with subtle hints of citrus.
Where is ClemenGold Gin distilled?
Hope on Hopkins Distillery, in the heart of the Mother City, creates ClemenGold Gin using the age-old process of small-batch distillation with their two faithful stills, Mildred and Maude. Leigh and Lucy are true gin guru’s and have been entrusted with the ClemenGold brand and the consistency of the product.
Try your hand at an Elderflower Collins
The Tom Collins cocktail is a classic gin inspired drink. Jazz yours up with the addition of citrusy Clemengold Gin and a little Elderflower cordial.
40 ml ClemenGold Gin
15 ml lemon juice
10 ml elderflower syrup
top up with soda water to finish
Mix and serve in tall in a highball glass; decorate with a sprig of thyme or your favourite herb.
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