Monkey 47 Gin, founded by Alexander Stein in 2006, has become a household name. While there are hundreds of botanicals, there is an immediate lime note, which is followed by lingonberry, juniper, and sweet woodruff, which leads to a mild pepper note.
Use Indian Tonic with a sprig of lavender to enhance the flowery notes, or a handful of cranberries to emphasise the sour, juicy heart. Try it in a Marini with lemon zest, and if you’re creating a Negroni, use a lighter vermouth.
“Monkey 47 has transcended the category to become a cult spirit brand. While it’s well known, it is because it’s a formidable package that it’s become a global name; intricate small bottles, a whiff of crazy and a whole lot of tasty – a must try Gin.”