Gordon’s Zesty New Gin Is A Taste Of The Mediterranean

Plus three recipes to try, flight not included

If you weren’t able to board your flight to Europe last year, don’t worry, Gordon’s Gin is bringing the sun-soaked Mediterranean to you with its new gin. Just in time before summer ends too. The zesty, juicy orange gin, resembles an Aperol Spritz but tastes far from it. 

Made from Mediterranean oranges, the citrus hit complements Gordon’s signature juniper gin, resulting in a refreshing summer tipple, served best over ice, with a splash of tonic, and an orange slice to garnish. 

The Orange Gin joins an already diverse and vibrant Gordon’s Gin flavour range. From luscious and berry-infused Gordon’s Pink to citrusy and tangy Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon, there is a flavour for any occasion. 

The Gordon’s Mediterranean orange Distilled Gin comes in a 700ml bottle and can be picked up at your local bottle store for $50. There is also a ready-to-drink bottle of gin and soda, which is $21.99 for a four-pack. You can also find this at your local liquor store. 

If you’re wondering what cocktail recipes should you try with the new gin, here are three to satisfy your Mediterranean summer cravings. 

How to serve the perfect Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange & Tonic:

30ml Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange Distilled Gin  
120ml Tonic Water 
Orange Wheel (to garnish) 

  • Fill a chilled large glass with ice cubes. 
  • Pour 30ml of Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange over the ice and top up with 120ml chilled tonic water. 
  • Garnish with a wheel of orange, then give it all a final stir. 

Orange Gin Martini
90ml Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange Distilled Gin
A dash of dry vermouth
Orange peel

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker and a dash of vermouth depending on how dry you prefer your martini.
  • Pour in gin and stir
  • Peel a thin sliver of orange peel and reshape with a sharp knife. You can also twist it to get the same effect. 
  • Garnish chilled martini glass with the orange peel then strain gin in a glass.

Orange Gin Negroni
Orange peel
30ml Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange Distilled Gin
30ml sweet vermouth
30ml Campari

  • Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into an old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes or one large artisanal cube. 
  •  Stir well
  • Squeeze the orange peel over the glass then twist and garnish the negroni. 

Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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