May 15 - 27

The Garden Hotel

The Cocktail:

Land & Sea

  • Nori Infused The Botanist Gin
  • East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic Water
  • Garnish: Dill & Fennel

Nori infused The Botanist, dill & fennel syrup paired with East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic Water.

An iconic kiwi tonic paired with a Scottish Gin which share many similarities in natural beauty between their homelands. Both with strong ties to the land, fresh, natural ingredients as well as oceanic influences. Tahuaroa (ocean) is a powerful force in the cultures of both NZ & Islay.

With this in mind and a nod to the kiwi beaches and the seaside distillery I have infused The Botanist with nori for a savoury, umami twist and added aromatic dill & fennel to complement the locally foraged Islay botanicals. The East Imperial grapefruit tonic then balances with a subtle sweetness and citrus kick.

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