Inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Owner and Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel, Jardin d’été is made with 22 botanicals, 19 of which are used to make Citadelle Original, plus the addition of melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more orange peel.
The pioneer of French gin, Citadelle is a château-to-bottle gin and has been crafting authentic gin de terroir in the southwest of France for more than 25 years at the Château de Bonbonnet.
Citadelle production is significant in two interesting aspects: juniper berries are cultivated at the Château and the botanicals are infused individually by a progressive infusion method that has the only patent ever given for the production of gin (Patent No. 17 58092).
FRENCH BREAKFAST MARTINI
1.75 oz Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été
0.5 oz Ferrand Dry Curaçao
0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
Heaping barspoon jam
Orange strip, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange strip.
GIN & TONIC À LA FRANÇAISE
1 oz Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été
3 oz Tonic
Lemon peel, for garnish
In a large wine glass filled with ice, pour Citadelle and top with tonic. Make a nice twist of lemon peel, express it above the glass and place it delicately in the glass.
CITADELLE & LEMONADE
2 oz Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz Honey
4 oz Sparkling water
Lemon wheel and herbs, for garnish
Combine Citadelle, lemon juice and honey in a highball glass. Stir well until honey is completely dissolved. Add ice and fill to the top with sparkling water. Garnish with lemon and/or aromatic herbs.