The Gintessential menu is the brainchild of both Berkeley Square Gin and Morton's head bartender, Constantino Armocida, and includes a exceptional collection of gin cocktails, which shows not only how versatile the UK's favourite spirit is, but also how it can be enjoyed neat, accompanied only with a garnish. The Gintessential menu includes the award-winning gin brand’s signature serve, Berkeley Square Gin on the rocks, garnished with fresh basil, as well as a number of iconic and delicious Martini and Negroni cocktails designed to emphasise the smooth and refined taste of the gin.
Morton’s head bartender Constantino Armocida explains “It takes a gin of outstanding quality to be sipped neat in a martini and Berkeley Square Gin is exactly that, as the Gintessential collection goes to show. Its smoothness comes from the way in which it is made with great care and precision, taking inspiration from the culinary world with its use of the Bouquet Garni technique. I am delighted to be able to showcase this to our guests at Morton’s and celebrate the refined taste of Berkeley Square Gin in the most refined of settings, in the very heart of Berkeley Square”.
Designed to create a gin so smooth it can be enjoyed neat, the bouquet garni technique sees the gin's four hero ingredients, kaffir lime leaves, lavender, sage and peppery basil, hand-wrapped in a muslin cloth and left submerged in the liquid as it distills, to preserve the essential herbal oils. Alongside the intense smoothness of the gin and gin cocktails, Gintessential will be serving tailor-made canapés, paired perfectly with the herbaceous flavours of Berkeley Square Gin to create a truly unique and complementary taste experience to remember. With style that reflects on the packaging as well as the taste, each bottle of Berkeley Square Gin features an individual design reflecting the characteristics of its eponymous name. Gintessential's month-long residence at Morton's will see the prestigious Mayfair members club transform into a sleek botanical heaven, overlooking the famous Berkeley Square, transporting visitors to a place of timeless elegance and sophistication.
Gintessential will be open to club members and the general public until 28thSeptember, Monday to Friday from 5.30pm onwards at Morton’s, 28 Berkeley Square. Guests are encouraged to make table reservations by contacting Morton’s on 020 7499 0363.