At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Mix Some of SoCal's Pomp & Whimsy Gin into Your Next Cocktail Hour

Allison Mitchell | May 3, 2019 | Food & Drink

Enjoy Pomp & Whimsy neat; half and half with soda, tonic or Champagne; or use it in place of hard liquors in classic cocktails.


Raise a glass, ladies—there’s a new spirit floating around L.A. and it’s been developed with you in mind. Meet Pomp & Whimsy, a SoCal-based elevated gin liqueur with bright floral notes that’s potent enough to be sipped on its own, yet light enough to blend with your favorite bubbly. It’s all thanks to entrepreneur Dr. Nicola Nice, who’s spent her career consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their beverage choices. It was during company meetings that she noticed the male bias when it came to product creation. “I had a desire to create a spirit for women that circumvents debates about whether they ‘should or should not’ have spirits marketed toward them by simply asking them what they want,” she explains. The result is a liqueur that blends the tradition of gin (the “Pomp”) with today’s modern palate (the “Whimsy”). “We also love exploring its use in food, especially in cakes and desserts!” she adds. “Try it poured over grapefruit sorbet, mixed into icing on cakes, or in classic boozy desserts like a trifle.” Sip the spirit now at Bottega Louie, Son of a Gun and Norah, among others.


Photography by: T.J. River