Orchard Empress & Tonic
The Orchard Empress & Tonic is an enticing and warming blend of Empress Gin, chai tea, apple cider, and tonic water for the perfect libation this fall.
I partnered with Empress 1908 Gin to mix up the Orchard Empress & Tonic recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.Jump to Recipe
I’m loving all the fun, fall recipes including this delicious Orchard Empress & Tonic cocktail made with only 4 ingredients! It’s the ideal drink for those days when you want to kick back and relax with an easy-to-make cocktail. Treat yourself this season to this delicious gin-based cocktail. This drink is elevated by using Empress 1908 Gin which balances beautifully with the spicy chai and tart apple cider notes. Empress 1908 Gin is one of my favorite gins to mix with because it’s smooth, botanical and adds the prettiest hue to your cocktails. Keep reading to find out where you can pick up a bottle for all your gin cocktails!
Selecting a gin for your cocktails can be a tricky task. Most gin is juniper dominant, giving it a noticeable pine flavor. But I personally prefer a more balanced, citrus-forward gin with botanical tasting notes, which is why I love Empress 1908 Gin!
Empress 1908 Gin is handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills from Victoria Distillers. This gin includes a signature blend of traditional botanicals like black tea and butterfly pea blossom which gives this spirit its deep purple hue. Inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Empress 1908 Gin comes from tradition with a modern, unique twist. Find out more fun facts about the brand here and order Empress 1908 Gin online here!
Let’s make the Orchard Empress & Tonic! Start by filling a cocktail glass with ice. Then, add the apple cider, chai tea (make sure it’s already cooled down), and tonic water, and stir with a bar spoon. Next, slowly pour Empress 1908 Gin into the glass, allowing it to float on top of the cocktail. The last step is to garnish with an apple slice, sage leaves, and star anise. Make sure to stir before enjoying. Cheers!
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