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  • What kind of experience do you offer?
    With BUGIN you can walk a bridge that unites apparently different territories: mixology, food, cooking and BBQ. You can choose BUGIN gin, distilled with Piedmontese botanicals complementary to those used in cooking, to dine with cocktails and to marinate cuts of meat in the kitchen. It has the possibility of flavoring meat, fish, fruit and vegetables with Cocktail rubs before any type of cooking: barbecue, grill, pan and oven. All you have to do is accompany your delicacies with the Cocktail BBQ Sauces: the "Negroni" and "Gin Tonic" barbecue sauces. You can taste Piedmontese pork cured meats massaged with gin to give them the aromatic notes of the most iconic cocktails.
  • Why is BUGIN the ideal gin for combinations with cuts of meat?
    BUGIN gin gives its best in food pairing. Thanks to its botanicals complementary to those used during cooking, BUGIN is the ideal ally for cooking and accompanying meat: from marinades to cocktails to dine with. It is distilled with eight botanicals collected on the hills and Piedmont Alps: Juniper, Genepy, Artemisia, Thyme, Yarrow Yarrow, Angelica, Tansy and Zedoaria. It is intense on the nose, dry on the palate. Balsamic and aromatic. The most persistent note is that of thyme.
  • Are Cocktail rubs soluble cocktails?
    They are not soluble cocktails and do not contain alcohol. Cocktail rubs are a mix of salt, spices and herbs that must be placed on the cut of meat, fish, fruit or vegetables before cooking them. We created it for every type of cooking: from barbecue to grill, from oven to pan. We called them Cocktail rub because, through work on the choice and quantity of spices and herbs, starting from those already present in BUGIN gin, we allow customers to rediscover the aromas and flavors of the most iconic cocktails: Gin Tonic, Martini Cocktail, Negroni, Gin Mule, Spritz and Mojito. To take a look at photos, videos and recipes, follow BUGIN on Instagram or access the dedicated section.
  • How long should the gin marinade take?
    BUGIN gin, with its nine botanicals from the Piedmontese hills and Alps, was born for combinations with cuts of meat and food. It is a very aromatic distillate. For this reason, in addition to being suitable for all types of cocktails and in particular for cocktails during aperitifs or dinner, it is also at its best in the kitchen: you can use it to blend or marinate meat or fish. For example, put your cut of meat in a vacuum bag or tupperware, with BUGIN gin, a clove of garlic, a sprig of rosemary, salt and pepper. Then let it rest for a variable time depending on the size and type of cut of meat. Watch the videorecipe about how to marinate meat with gin.
  • How long should the marinade with Cocktail rub last?
    Focusing on the meat, the larger the size of the cut, the greater the time that the rub must rest on the meat to be cooked and the quantity to add: for example, 15 minutes is enough on hamburgers and fine steaks, while on pork ribs at least 2 hours. Simply open the bag and place the rub on the delicacy you want to cook. You can also use the BUGIN Shaker Rub with different sized holes. Gently massage all parts of the cut of meat with the rub.
  • Is marinating with cocktail rubs an alternative to marinating with gin?
    Yes, dry marinating with Cocktail rub is an alternative to marinating with gin. You can, however, pour a little gin on the cut of meat right before you go over the rub.
  • What are the differences between the six Cocktail rubs?
    With the GIN TONIC rub, to the taste and smell, the characteristics of the most popular cocktail are perfectly found. Multipurpose, elegant, between bitter and citrusy. ​ The NEGRONI rub transforms your pork ribs into a work of art, where the botanicals of the BUGIN gin flirt with the strong and intense aromas of the Negroni cocktail. ​ The MARTINI COCKTAIL is delicate but, thanks to Timut pepper, it also has an elegant peppery note. It gives its best with red meats and shellfish. With the rub SPRITZ give an original and lively touch to your barbecue. Ideal for pork, especially pulled pork and burnt ends. ​ With the MOJITO rub you transform your barbecue into a Caribbean party. Citrus notes and a pinch of mint to make the fish dance to the samba rhythm. ​ GIN MULE rub enhances white meats and salmon. A fusion of flavors that combines freshness and depth, creating the perfect pairing for a classy barbecue.
  • Do Cocktail BBQ Sauces contain alcohol?
    No, none of BUGIN's barbecue sauces contain alcohol. We called them "Cocktail BBQ Sauce" because, only through the work of selecting and dosing the ingredients, we are able to recapture the aromas and flavors of the cocktails.
  • What's special about BUGIN's barbecue sauces?
    BUGIN Cocktail BBQ Sauces are the first and only American-style BBQ sauces that bring together the worlds of mixology and barbecue. ​They are produced in Piedmont by BUGIN, with recipes of herbs, spices and top quality ingredients to recreate the aromatic notes of the most iconic cocktails. ​They contain neither alcohol nor preservatives.​ Take a look at the dedicated section.
  • How are gin cured meats produced?
    We use our BUGIN gin which was created for pairing with cuts of meat: on the market they are the first and only cured meats massaged with gin. We created them in our Tasta Food artisan laboratory in San Mauro Torinese. We produce them only with the highest quality Piedmontese pigs. You will notice the aromatic notes (delicate and non-invasive compared to the taste of the cured meat) characteristic of the gin and the cocktails: loin with Gin Tonic, lard with Martini Cocktail, Pancetta Spritz, coppa with gin, raw salami with gin, salami cooked with red Vermouth Turin. If you already want to receive them sliced ​​and vacuum-packed in a gift box, order the tasting box.
  • Where do you ship?
    We can ship directly all over the world. Through our e-commerce we ship throughout the European Union. For orders outside Europe, you can write to us at info@bugin.shop in the language you prefer.
  • How much is shipping?
    Shipping costs vary according to the destination country. Shipping is free if the order exceeds a certain amount. ​ In Italy, if the purchase is less than € 110, the cost of delivery is € 8. Above € 110, delivery is free. ​ In Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Slovenia and Hungary, if the purchase is less than € 150, the cost of delivery is € 12. Above € 150, delivery is free. ​ In Denmark, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and Portugal, if the purchase is less than € 150, the cost of delivery is € 15. Above € 150, delivery is free. ​ In Estonia, Ireland, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom and Sweden, if the purchase is less than € 150, the cost of delivery is € 18. Above € 150, delivery is free. To find out more, access the section dedicated to shipments.

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