With spring around the corner, and certain beasts from the east behind us, it’s time to turn to the colour of the season: pink.
Strawberry gin could be the pink gin du jour this summer. Tis the season after all with the first day of spring is in just a week today.
Plus, there’s a hot new contender on the market from Beefeater, the quintessential English gin, with a new strawberry infused gin set for release in April.
Peurto de Indias Strawberry Gin
This pastel beauty from Seville is produced from the finest strawberries Spain has to offer. Spanish gin lovers do love their “strawberry gin tonics”, so no wonder theirs are some of the tastiest. We reckon fresh Mediterranean strawberries do give them a leg up!
Without treating yourself to a Spanish holiday, sipping Peurto de Indias Strawberry Gin gets you close enough. It’s crisp and sweet, perfect for session cocktails, fruity punch and lazy summer days.
Rose d’Argent Strawberry Gin
This London Dry offering comes by way of France. Produced with 9 classic botanicals and strawberry flavouring, this Rose d’Argent Strawberry Gin is absolutely lush.
Along with key strawberry flavouring, this pink gin is comprised of juniper berries, coriander seeds, ginger, lemon and orange zest, lavender, angelica root, fennel seeds and star anise.
It’s also a friend to bubbly – just mix with fresh strawberries, some sprigs of rosemary or and rosé champagne.
Rose d’Argent Strawberry Gin is available for £19.95
Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition Gin
Sweet and juicy, Mombasa Club’s strawberry offering is a pink gin lover’s dream. It’s based off the original Mombasa Club but with the pink turned up to a 100.
Strawberries are the star of the show here. Delicately and definitively pink, triple distilled and packaged in a charmingly chunky jug, Strawberry Edition just needs plenty of ice, whether the weather’s on your side or not – it is the UK after all!
Larios Rose Premium Gin
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If pink gin weren’t enticing enough, this one is infused with Mediterranean citrus straight from Spain. And to sweeten the deal, Larios won’t leave a dent in your bank account. Win win.
Larios Rose Premium Gin is another great candidate for a ‘long drink’. Just tuck in some generous helpings of fresh strawberries and ice for a super refreshing cocktail. Larios recommends a lime peel garnish for a simple yet unexpected pairing.
Wilkins & Sons Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Gin Liqueur
This strawberry gin liqueur’s label might look a wee familiar. Produced by Wilkin & Sons, makers of the iconic Tiptree jam and marmalade, this jammy gin liqueur is the most richly coloured of them all.
With crisp and rich strawberry notes, Wilkins & Sons Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Gin Liqueur is a marriage of handpicked fruit and neighbouring distillery Hayman’s Gin — as local as it gets.
The little bottle is totally moreish and as rich and smooth as you’d expect from Tiptree. The perfect summer cocktail receptacle for this liqueur would be, of course, a jam jar.
Eden Mill Strawberry and Black Pepper Liqueur
Launched last September, Eden Mill’s gin liqueur range is the popular brand’s expansion into the super popular market for gin liqueurs, especially in the summer time.
The inclusion of black pepper makes this strawberry gin liqueur is a brilliant and balancing inclusion.
“Served over ice, this was a refreshing drink with the strawberry and gin tastes coming through but the black pepper seemed to fade into the background,” writes The Gin Kin’s reviewer.
Read more: Our review of the Eden Mill Liqueurs
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