When the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange - came to the English throne he made Gin, which originated from Holland, popular with the British people.
In 1689, shortly after the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange – was proclaimed King Of England, Ireland and Scotland, he made gin, a traditionally Dutch drink, popular with the British people. At this time, anyone could distil their own alcohol by simply posting a notice in public and waiting a mere ten days. Soon, of course, the volume sold daily exceeded that of beer and ale.
25ml Gin 1689.
1 Fresh orange
To start, pour Gin 1689, Campari and sweet vermouth into your glass over ice. Stir it and zest the orange over the glass and add the citrus to the potion. Simple but still such a delicious cocktail!
45 ml Gin 1689
2 Table spoons fresh Lime Juice
2 Table spoons simple syrup
120 ml ginger beer
Fresh mint sprigs, to garnish
Add mint to a copper mug or rocks glass. Muddle gently and add simple syrup, lime juice, and gin and stir. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with ginger beer.