WHAT: LIFESTYLE, KITCHEN
WHY: HOLIDAY, HOUSEWARMING, JUST BECAUSE, TREAT YOURSELF
WHO: FAMILY, FRIEND, COWORKER
WHERE: GINMAYO/GINCHUP, CHELSEA MARKET
I’m the winning combination of genial, devoted, and affectionate with a healthy dollop of attitude. “Sugar and spice and everything nice” sums me up. Though being well balanced with a sense of humor applies to me, you wouldn’t necessarily peg it as descriptors for a sauce condiment, right?
You all understand the ins and outs of mayonnaise and ketchup – a colorless glob starkly contrasted by its cloying, sticky cousin. While fine in tuna salads or atop burgers, these typical toppings play a very distant second to the starring roles of all they adorn. But, what if every time you opened the fridge you could relish a relish of awesomesauce?!
GinMayo was conceived in an Amsterdam eatery in 2017. Mossel & Gin chef, Joshua Selter, wanted a more dynamic dip to enhance his seafood dishes. His recipe, which includes a sprinkle of the finely distilled Bobby’s Gin, is a charismatic concoction that is sweet and tangy with a hint of floral and citrus from the spirit. The booze is present enough for a “not suitable for children” warning, but deftly mingles with the creamy mayo so that the only bite is the one you’ll take.
In 2020, the GinMayo family welcomed a saucy sibling: GinChup. The if-ketchup-and-cocktail-sauce-had-a-baby addition is Mom’s personal favorite. This is an A-Z condiment – aromatic to zesty. These splashy tubes caught Mom’s eye in a men’s gift shop in Raleigh. The GinMayo and GinChup packaging’s primary colors scream fun, while the blonde belle and capped chap appear to scream “gin!”
GinMayo and GinChup are a superb pantry upgrade. This dynamic duo complements anything from crab cakes to roasted potatoes to asparagus to omelets. Bring them as your plus-twos to any BBQ, housewarming, or cocktail mixer. Double fist with a twist with GinMayo and GinChup.