We were so lucky to be gifted a bottle of Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liquor to help celebrate the launch of Bridgerton Season 2! Their curated cocktail menu that they sent us is simply divine. No lie, I haven’t been able to stop making them.
The Gin itself is its own luxury. It is a Gin Liquor, so it is sweetened and can be enjoyed simply on the rocks (which is not something I would typically gravitate too, but this I can get behind). It has a lovely citrus note with the botanicals, which makes any cocktail with citrus juice really stand out.
The menu we were sent gave us instructions on three different cocktails (although I have since found out there are more Bridgerton inspired cocktails and will be trying them as soon as I get to the store)! The first of which was The Whistledown inspired Lavender 75.
This cocktail is a twist on the classic French 75 pairing two of my favorite things, Champagne and Gin. Their new take on it is now my favorite! Making the lavender simple syrup is so easy and so worth it. The drink is light and bubbly with just the right amount of sweetness. The lavender helps to soften the drink from feeling like pure sugar and the Pomp & Whimsy really shines with the brut backdrop. The lemon juice helps to brighten the whole thing, so you could easily drink this day or night.
Our next drink is inspired by Anthony (swoon) and it is called the Bee’s Knees!
Part of the fun of this recipe was that I learned what a Nick and Nora glass was. Turns out I do not have one in my house and will be adding this to the list of glassware needed when I’m allowed to upgrade my dining service. The Bee’s Knees is a simple drink of lemon juice, honey*, and of course Pomp & Whimsy. Even without the honey, the lemon and gin pair beautifully together, the honey just gives it that little bit of natural sweetness and earthiness that a bit of complexity to this simple drink. I love bright citrus cocktails and this is one I can easily make at home for myself or for guests.
*add the honey in and mix it with a stirring spoon before adding the ice. Otherwise you’ll end up with frozen honey in your shaker instead of in your drink.
The final cocktail on our list was inspired by Kate Sharma and it is a twist on the Negroni, entitled the Negroni Rose.
I have to say the first time I had a Negroni, I was not a huge fan. I hate to say it but I like my cocktails to taste sweet or sour, tasting like more alcohol is not my thing. However, the use of the Pomp & Whimsy with the Orange Bitters Amaro and Sweet/Dry Vermouth really make it something different. Because Pomp & Whimsy is a liquor, it adds additional sweetness to a classic Negroni that makes all the difference for me. The bitter orange is the front flavor but then instead of getting a hit of alcohol, the flavor instead becomes more of a burnt sugar, similar to the top of Creme Brulee. I found it really pleasant to sip on and would not turn my nose up at another!
We are so thankful for the chance to try this amazing product. I now consider Pomp & Whimsy a staple in my house and will be a loyal customer after this experience. They not only have a great selection of Bridgerton inspired cocktails, but they have simple recipes for their cocktails you can make easily at home right on the bottle. There’s sure to be something that sparks your fancy even if you just find it’s your new favorite in your classic G&T!
**Please Drink Responsibly**