The Most Regal Gin You’ll Ever Drink

Victoria Distillers and the Fairmont Empress team up to create a spirit that's fit for a queen.

September 11, 2017

By Vancouver Magazine

The Bottle: Empress 1908 Gin, $47

In our crowded craft spirits scene, it takes a little something special to get us excited, but this mash-up bottle between distilling legend Peter Hunt of Victoria Distillers and lodging legend the Fairmont Empress makes an impact right off the bat with its regal purple hue (all natural, courtesy of dried butterfly pea blossoms), which transforms to a soft pink with the addition of tonic (see below).

The Recipe: ET & Campari

1.5 oz Campari
2 oz tonic water
1.5 oz Empress 1908 gin

Build over ice in a glass in the order listed above. Sip and repeat.

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