The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on May 3 issued a countrywide recall of 1.14-liter bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, due to grossly mislabeled alcohol content.
According to The Globe and Mail, the agency recalled the bottles of gin after it was discovered they contained not the 40 percent alcohol content (80 proof) declared on the label, but a whopping 71 percent alcohol.
The Star Martini cocktail. Serve a smooth variation of the classic Martini cocktail and sip long into the night. Ingredients: Serves one 50ml Star of Bombay 25ml Noilly Prat® Dry Vermouth 1 Dash of orange bitters Orange peel twist to garnish Method: 1. Fill a mixing glass with ice and stir to mix. Strain off excess water. 2. Add the Noilly Prat, Star of Bombay and orange bitters. Stir until the liquid is cold and viscous. 3. Strain the liquid into a frozen martini glass from the outside to its centre to capture the essential oils. 4 Garnish with an orange peel twist. #BombaySapphire #gincocktail #gin
The 142-proof bottles were first recalled by several state agencies, beginning with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, before the CFIA moved on the nationwide recall.
The CFIA said the liquor should be thrown out or returned to the point of purchase.
Interesting — usually my gin is being taken because I’m too full of alcohol, not because the gin is.