However, while Plymouth Gin proudly celebrates its long history, the brand consistently has one eye on the future. In a bid to limit its environmental impact, the brand recently revealed a reimagined bottle that, while still retaining the classic shape and look that drinkers love, is now fully recyclable, has a reduced weight and no longer features any single-use plastics. The distillery itself is also powered with hydroelectricity in order to lower its carbon footprint.
[See also: Sustainable Whisky and Spirits for Eco-Conscious Drinkers]
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Upping its environmental efforts even further, Plymouth Gin has also recently announced a partnership with a local charity, The Ocean Conservation Trust. Focused on restoring our connection with the ocean and protecting vital marine habitats, the trust works closely with communities in both Plymouth and beyond to launch collaborative projects, from beach cleans to youth education.
Through its partnership with the trust, Plymouth Gin will be focusing on the seagrass restoration project, which is aiming to rebuild the nearly-ten acres of lost seagrass in the ocean bed that surrounds the city.
While the classic Gimlet is served straight up, Plymouth Gin opts for on the rocks, with the ice slightly diluting the cocktail. Similarly, while the original recipe served on naval ships of the 1800s called for just gin and lime, modern tastes have seen the addition of sugar syrup become more popular. If you’re making this one for guests, be sure to whip up each cocktail individually so you can add varying amounts of sugar to suit different tastes.
- 5 parts Plymouth Gin
- 2 parts fresh lime juice
- Sugar syrup to taste
- Lime wheel to garnish
Add all liquid ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass before finishing with a lime wheel.
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