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Casa Salvia Gin
About Casa Salvia Gin
I don’t often come across gins made in Mexico, so I was really excited when I found Casa Salvia Gin. This gin is made from 100% cane neutral spirit, and features four botanicals: Salvia (Sage), Toronja (Grapefruit), Enebro (Juniper), and Menta (Mint).
❖ Spirit: Mexican Gin
❖ Distillery: Product of Mexico and Imported by Saranty Imports
❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof)
❖ Moderate Price
❖ Nose: Orange, Mint
❖ Taste: Sweet Mint, Grapefruit, Light Juniper, Floral. Overall flavor is sweet at first, turns bitter with the citrus and juniper and finishes sweet.
❖ Finish: Long, Sweet Mint, Light Juniper
- 1 1/2 oz Gin
- 3/4 or 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- Lemon Lime soda
- Sage and grapefruit slices for garnish
- Add gin, grapefruit juice and lime juice to a shaker, fill with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with lemon lime soda.
- Garnish with a sprig of sage and grapefruit slices
Although Casa Salvia Gin has a straightforward flavor that makes it a decent option for a variety of cocktails, I was inspired by the botanicals to create this recipe for a Salvia Fizz. After experimenting with various citrus fruits, I settled on the classic combination of grapefruit and lime. While the more balanced measurement of grapefruit juice is 3/4 oz, I personally enjoyed using a full ounce, as it provides a stronger tartness and grapefruit flavor.
Since I had no Prior knowledge of the brand and this was my first experience with a gin from Mexico, I wasn’t sure what to expect form Casa Salvia Gin. However, I was quite impressed with its quality. The citrus, mint, and juniper notes are consistently present throughout the tasting experience, and hold their own against other ingredients in cocktails. I would have liked the sage to be more prominent, but the overall flavor still has a pleasant floral and herb quality. One minor issue I had was the inconsistency in the sweetness when drinking this gin neat. Nevertheless, I still recommend Casa Salvia if you’re looking for a reliable gin, and I’m happy to see there is a market for more international gins.
As always, drink responsibly.
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