Ultra-premium London Dry Gin, Berkeley Square, is set to unveil its exquisite new look for the first time with an exclusive residence, GINTESSENTIAL, at prestigious Mayfair members’ club, Morton’s.
Open to club members and Londoners alike from September 5th to the 28th, guests are invited to step into a cocktail oasis like no other featuring bespoke serves using Berkeley Square Gin.
The GINTESSENTIAL menu, co-created by Berkeley Square Gin and Morton’s head bartender, Constantino Armocida, includes a selection of gin cocktails that show the versatility of the UK’s favourite spirit, and also how enjoyable it can be sipped neat with only a garnish.
The GINTESSENTIAL menu includes the award-winning gin brand’s signature serve, Berkeley Square Gin on the rocks, garnished with fresh basil, plus a collection of iconic Martini and Negroni cocktails with a delicate twist.
The Berkeley Square Martini – featuring a blend of gin, Lillet Blanc and basil, comes highly recommended.
For drinkers with a sweet tooth, The Nightingale might be a better shout, with a very sippable mix of gin, Lillet Rose, lime juice and hibiscus syrup giving it a soft pink blush.
Commenting on the unique pop up collaboration, Armocida said: ‘It takes a gin of outstanding quality to be sipped neat in a martini and Berkeley Square Gin is exactly that, as the GINTESSENTIAL collection goes to show.
‘Its smoothness comes from the way in which it is made with great care and precision, taking inspiration from the culinary world with its use of the Bouquet Garni technique. I am delighted to be able to showcase this to our guests at Morton’s and celebrate the refined taste of Berkeley Square Gin in the most refined of settings, in the very heart of Berkeley Square.’
Each serve is designed to enhance the smooth flavour of the gin, which is the result of an intricate production process.
The technique sees the gin’s four ingredients – kaffir lime leaves, lavender, sage and peppery basil – hand-wrapped in a muslin cloth and submerged into the liquid as it distills, to preserve the essential herbal oils, creating a type of gin that can be enjoyed neat.
The GINTESSENTIAL menu will be served alongside a tailor-made canapé pairing, crafted to complement the herbaceous flavours.
The month-long residence will take place within Morton’s ground-floor bar, with the space transformed into a sleek botanical den overlooking the leafy Berkeley Square.
Bottles of Berkeley Square Gin can be seen on display, with the bodies shaped like square glass decanters with silver engraved stoppers and small lion head embellishments, inspired by the knockers adorning the majestic doors around Berkeley Square.
Guests should expect to be ‘transported to an era of refined elegance and style’.
GINTESSENTIAL will be open to club members and the general public from September 5 – 28, Monday to Friday from 5.30pm onwards at Morton’s, 28 Berkeley Square. Guests are encouraged to make table reservations by contacting Morton’s on 020 7499 0363.