Hayman’s Gin is one of those rare drinks that the bartender at the bar would tell you to make at its core. It’s an old-school gin with an actual history. This gin is a blend of American and Italian whiskeys—the latter from Italy—and is typically served in a glass made of Italian green glass.
While the gin is generally made from American whiskey, and is generally not a gin, the drink is actually made with the Italian whiskey Giandugini, which is made from a rare variety of italian red wine. The recipe for it was created by Luigi Ginori, a bartender at the famous Piazza Farnese in Florence. Giandugini was actually made in 1843, but not for sale.
Giandugini is a “watered down” version of the Italian red wine that is typically made with the red wine, but it is actually made with the dried grapes and the grapes are boiled down for a few days. It’s quite a unique drink.
Hayman’s gin is a very classic drink, but don’t confuse it with the popular, over-the-top drink gin and tonic. As I understand it, gin and tonic is a light, refreshing drink. Whereas gin and tonic is usually made with vermouth, gin and tonic doesn’t have the alcohol content.
Actually it’s a variation on the Italian word for grape, gianducine. Gianducine is derived from the Italian word for grape, giandusco. This is a very common word, but in the case of gin and tonic, it is used to describe any drink that has vermouth in it. In other words, gin and tonic, if it has vermouth in it, is not a gin and tonic.
This is why I say a gin and tonic just doesnt have the alcohol content of a gin and tonic. There is no vermouth in a gin and tonic. What vermouth does is it gives it a nice, crisp, smooth taste that is better than drinking a whole bottle of gin and tonic.
At the same time that gin and tonic is becoming the drink of choice, it’s also becoming increasingly popular around the world in places such as Italy. In fact, some Italian restaurants have their own versions of gin and tonic. My favorite is at L’Alcina, run by a family of distillers.
I was at an Italian restaurant the other day that had a gin and tonic that came in a glass with a straw. The straw was a new technology, but the gin and tonic was great. It was actually kind of like a shot (I don’t drink shots). The gin was made in the distillery, and the tonic was made at the restaurant.
This is kind of fun and it’s sort of a sign of progress. You know how the last gin and tonic you enjoyed was made in a distillery? You’re thinking “I really wish I could do that.