There are six different botanicals in the No.3 gin, one of them being Angelica root which is supposed to pair really well with orange marmalade. And as we are somehow getting close to Christmas we decided to create a Cocktail Detour original drink, bonding with the orange marmalade and winter theme. Hence we proudly present the .3 Days of Winter cocktail:
That single clove adds surprisingly much flavour to the cocktail. Also using orange marmalade in a cocktail is a lot of fun. Try to find a bitter marmalade rather than a sweet one, as it will compliment the No.3 gin in a wonderful way.
The gin itself is a delicate one. We tried it on its own before creating this cocktail, and it's quite delicious. While juniper leads the way, there's also a lot of citrus notes and this is probably why it works so well combined with the orange marmalade.
We truly look forward to be using this gin in more cocktails going forward.
.3 Days of Winter
1,5 oz No.3 gin
2 bar spoons organic orange marmalade
0,5 oz Cointreau
0,5 oz fresh lemon juice
1 whole dried clove
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with stripes of orange zest.