The recent invention of mixing chocolate and orange flavours with gin means that we can indulge in two of the nation’s favourite treats at the same time. And that is progress.
We’re most familiar with the chocolate and orange flavour combination in Terry’s Chocolate Orange but now it’s in a plethora of gins which means it’s definitely for adults.
We salute the adventurous distillers that have taken on this wonderful flavour pairing and brought it to some fine gins. Here are our favourites…
Sipsmith Chocolate Orange
This undeniable gin-lious creation from Sipsmith is everything a chocolate orange lover desires.
Sipsmith’s take on the british classic blends the sweet creamy taste of chocolate with the zingy, citrus essence of orange.
The London-based gin distillers recommend serving this moreish drink over ice or combine it with a decadent old fashioned – either way you are never going to want to put down your glass.
Sipsmith Chocolate Orange Gin (40% ABV, 20 cl) is available to order at Just Miniatures for £27.99
Ely Gin with Chocolate Orange
One of the most elegantly packaged bottles of the bunch, Ely Gin’s Chocolate Orange is a perfect after dinner dessert cocktail. Serve it with Ledgers Cinnamon Tonic for a full on wintry spice experience.
Their chocolate orange expression comes infused with fresh sweet orange and Ugandan vanilla. Ely Gin Chocolate Orange Gin comes in the distillery’s covetable sophisticated Art Deco styled bottles.
Ely Gin claims this spirit is like “having a mouthful of chocolate orange and a mouthful of gin at the same time.”
Ely Gin with Chocolate Orange is available in 500ml bottles for £25 from Notonthehighstreet.com
That Boutique-y Gin Company Chocolate Orange Gin
The minds behind That Boutique-y Gin Company have imagined yet another creative concoction. Infused with rich chocolate and sweet-scented orange, this gin will take you to Christmas time.
To pull of the signature chocolate orange flavour, bitter orange peel and roasted cacao nibs are thrown into the mix alongside traditional botanicals.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Chocolate Orange Gin (46% ABV, 50cl) is available on Master of Malt for £21.95
Jaffa 2512 Not Terrys Chocolate Orange Gin Liqueur
Sweet and chocolatey, this gin liqueur uses cocoa only prepared by hand. Juniper, chocolate and orange meet for a sweet ride for a delicious dessert cocktail.
As this is a liqueur, Jaffa 2512’s offering is more sugary than the gins. It would be a fabulous addition to a multitude of cocktails or perhaps mixed into coffee? Just try it.
Jaffa 2512 Not Terrys Chocolate Orange Gin Liqueur is available from Amazon for £32.05
McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin
You may have tried their Chocolate Mint Gin, but McQueen also do an exquisite take on a Chocolate Orange. Chin, chin!
McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin is available from The Drink Shop for £28.55 (50ml)
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