Diageo has expanded its premium Tanqueray gin range in Britain with a new expression flavoured with bittersweet Seville oranges.
Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla is described as having a tangy sweet profile, tangerine notes and hints of juniper and coriander, with soft golden amber and red orange tones. It has ABV of 41.3%.
Launching in the UK this month, it is said to be suitable for a summer twist on a gin and tonic as well as aperitifs such as a twist on a classic Negroni (pictured).
The use of the oranges from southern Spain goes back to Tanqueray’s roots when the gin’s founder Charles Tanqueray used them in his original 1830s recipes.
Anita Robinson, Europe category director for gin at Diageo, said: “Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla is something really new for the world of gin and reflects our love of innovating with flavour.
“We’ve matched the quality of 200 years of Tanqueray heritage with a fresh new flavour that captures the spirit of Seville in a perfectly balanced gin.
“The result is incredibly exciting and we’re sure that bartenders everywhere will enjoy bringing a little bit of Seville into their customers’ lives this summer.”
Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla G&T
50ml Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla
150ml Premium tonic water
1 wedge Seville orange
Fill a copa glass to the top with good-quality cubed ice and pour over the gin and tonic and add the garnish.
Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Negroni
25ml Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla
25ml Red herbal liqueur
25ml Sweet vermouth
Seville orange slice/peel
Add ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass full of ice. Stir to mix. Garnish with a Seville orange.