Cilantro is an aromatic and tasty herb that has been present in culinary culture for centuries. It is a versatile plant that is used in different types of cuisine around the world, from Asia to Latin America.
In recent years, it has gained popularity in cocktails, especially in combination with gin.
In this article, we will show you everything you need to know about cilantro and its relationship with gin.
History and origins
Its origins are in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, where it has been used for thousands of years in cooking and in traditional medicine.
Thanks to its facility to grow, it has spread worldwide and is now found in many countries.
It´s one of the oldest plants known in human history.
Egyptians used it in the preparation of perfumes and as a medicinal plant.
Romans used it in cooking and as a medicinal plant for digestive problems.
Currently, cilantro is a popular herb in Asian, Indian, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine.
Cilantro properties and benefits
This aromatic herb has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antispasmodic properties.
In addition, it can also help improve digestion and lower cholesterol levels.
Antioxidant compounds found in cilantro can also help protect the skin and prevent premature aging.
Use in cocktail bar
It is an increasingly popular ingredient in cocktails. Its flavor and aroma blend perfectly with gin, making it a key ingredient in the preparation of cocktails.
Here are some cocktail recipes that include cilantro:
1. Gin and Tonic cocktail with cilantro and lime
- In a glass, crush several fresh cilantro leaves and a slice of lime.
- Add ice and 50 ml of premium gin.
- Finish with tonic and decorate with more cilantro leaves and a slice of lime.
2. Cilantro and cucumber cocktail:
- In a shaker, mix 50 ml premium gin, fresh lemon juice, agave syrup and cilantro leaves.
- Add cucumber chunks and shake.
- Serve in a glass with ice and decorate with a slice of cucumber and fresh cilantro leaves.
In cocktails, this aromatic plant brings a fresh and aromatic flavor to drinks. In addition, its combination with gin can help enhance the taste of the drink and give it a unique touch.
Cilantro and gin
The combination of cilantro and gin, as already mentioned, is a popular choice in cocktails.
It can improve the taste of gin and balance the other botanists used in the making of the drink. Some gin manufacturers use it in the distillation process to improve the taste and aroma of their product.
In the distillation of gin, it is used together with other botanists such as juniper, cardamom and angelica to create the perfect blend of flavors and aromas.
In the production of our gin Bruni, cilantro and other botanists such as juniper, cardamom and angelica are used to achieve their unique and characteristic taste.