The name Pomp & Whimsy sounds like it was designed to toast the Platinum Jubilee. But this new gin is made in Los Angeles and is the work of Nicola Nice, a former sociologist living in New York who co-founded the Women’s Cocktail Collective to amplify women’s roles in the drinks industry. The company’s first product was a cordial, a somewhat sweet and citrusy gin-based liqueur. Now there is a bolder big sister: an 80-proof gin also with hints of citrus, but subtly blended with more austere herb and spice components that bespeak gin. It’s lovely on its own with a twist and mixed with tonic, a gin for summer. For a martini I’d just rinse the glass with a splash of dry vermouth.
Pomp & Whimsy Gin, $37.99, pompandwhimsy.com.