If you’re a gin drinker, odds are you’ve had plenty of G&Ts made with either Tanqueray or Beefeater, as they’ve been the industry standard since the 1800s. If gin martinis are more your thing, perhaps Bombay Sapphire became your brand of choice once its pretty blue bottle hit shelves in 1986. Or maybe you prefer the refreshingly floral, vegetal taste of Hendricks, which bartenders have been mixing and muddling with since 1999.
If you ask any newbie their go-to though, they just might name Empress Gin as their favorite, due to its Insta-worthy color-changing abilities. Read on to find out how the viral spirit works, plus for tips on concocting Empress Gin cocktails at home.