Ellis Gin Got Us Dreaming of Magic Colour Changing G&Ts


It’s no surprise that colour changing gin has only increased in popularity. With its clever colour reveal by tonic water and interesting brands emerging all the time, it has most definitely captured the hearts of the public.

If you’re one such person who can’t get enough of the style, then you might be intrigued by this Scottish gin distillery.

Ellis Gin is a handcrafted Glaswegian brand that creates small-batch expressions.

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This particular edition, No. 2, is a Scottish Bramble Gin that was made by macerating Scottish brambles with gin.

That beautiful red colour you see will actually change to a bright orange when tonic is added, which is neat. Berry fruitiness, coriander, nutty juniper and plenty of delicate floral elements.

Ellis gin

Ellis Gin No. 3, meanwhile, has a botanical selection that includes the butterfly pea – an Asian ingredient that when mixed with tonic (or another carbonated mixer) will naturally change the gin into an eye-catching lilac colour.

It’s best served over ice with a premium tonic and an orange peel garnish. Earthy floral notes combine with bright juniper and honeyed sweetness.

If you’ve just discovered the brand, you might also be interested to know the distillery has also dabbled in another popular style – shimmer gin.

Typically rising in popularity thanks to Instagram trends, the No.4 limited edition actually incorporated pink shimmer, showing openness in the industry to experiment.

No doubt the debate on what gin should and shouldn’t be will continue, but if you fall on the side of ‘gin-novation’ this distillery might be one to add to the radar.

You can pick the Ellis Gin No.2 and No.3 tipples on Amazon for £31.53 and Master of Malt for £29.95


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