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M&S have launched gin and wine in a bottle

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When it comes to alternative mixers for gin, there’s one trend to rule them all. Wine and gin continues to be a thing and Marks and Spencer have just dropped the ultimate cocktail. Say hello to GinKing, the wine and gin combination you need in your life.

It’s the perfect blend of white wine and dry gin all encased in a glorious green wine bottle. No need to choose one or the other, if you fancy a little sparkling gin/wine get this baby on chill.

There’s no doubt that gin and Prosecco cocktails have been making waves for a while now, but this particular venture is the brainchild of Litmus Wines.

We’d first like to commend them for a wonderful choice of name, it sounds rather familiar… before rejoicing at the notion that a combined G&T and English sparkling wine would be the perfect summer cocktail.

This refreshing, ready-to-drink beverage now means there’s no need to mix your own. Even better, the idea of wine and gin together may conjure up images of next day hangover hell, but this is actually a low-alcohol option.

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GinKing costs £78 for 6 from Marks and Spencer now

At 8.5% vol per 75cl bottle – or 1.1 units per serving – you can simply sit back in your garden and enjoy guilt-free. Meanwhile, vegetarians and vegans can also rejoice – GinKing is entirely suitable for your summer drinks.

M&S describes this new tipple as “a clever blend of citrusy white wine from award-winning winery Denbies in Surrey mixed with London Dry Gin from Langley Distillery together with a splash of spring water.”

With its fresh and light flavour, the drink can be served either by itself or with a twist of orange peel. Simpy pop it in a flute glass, or try it poured over ice in a highball with slices of orange and lemon. You can even add it to your summer cocktails for a little added fizz at the party.

If you fancy getting your hands on a bottle, GinKing is on shelves now for £13 per bottle, or you can order a case of six online for £78 – perfect for garden parties or summer weddings alike.

Is there anything nicer than a cool glass of wine or gin on a summer’s evening? We think not!

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