Tea Craft Inspiration: Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

T e a C r a f t I n s p i r a t i o n : D r u m s h a n b o G u n p o w d e r G i n

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irigh Gin has received high marks as a specialty gin and its superb use of gunpowder green tea, dialing-in the ideal amount of tea character. It is smooth and fragrantly herbaceous, making it popular for use in cocktails or even enjoyed straight.


Drumshanbo gin contains many of the standard botanicals found in gin, along with a few exceptional items. Unlike the roots and juniper berries that are added to the copper pot, the tea and citrus are placed in the vapor basket, thereby allowing them to more gently infuse while leaving any harsher notes in these ingredients behind.

  • angelica root
  • caraway seed
  • cardamom
  • coriander seed
  • grapefruit
  • gunpowder green tea
  • juniper berries
  • kaffir lime
  • lemon
  • meadowsweet
  • orris root
  • star anise


In addition to the quality craftsmanship and blend of ingredients in Drumshanbo gunpowder gin, gunpowder green tea adds a distinct and recognizable green tea flavor to the drink. Gunpowder green tea is a sharper green tea that adds a crisper bite and a deeper baked-in flavor. In addition to the botanicals regularly included, gunpowder gin balances well with the spicy heat of chili pepper and the zest of citrus.