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Review: FlaGINgo Pink Gin by Zymurgorium

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FlaGINgo Pink Gin is one of the latest releases from the Zymurgorium team – based in Manchestre, UK. With its cute design and very reasonable price tag, this would make a great gift for your flamingo loving friends. 


A Little of Background

Manchester-based Zymurgorium are one of the fastest growing drinks companies in the UK. Known for their huge selection of quirky gins and gin liqueurs, they’ve produced everything from chocolate gin, to parma violet inspired liqueurs, to syllabub gin.

Released earlier this year, FlaGINgo Pink Gin is (unsurprisingly) inspired by flamingos. It features tropical Caribbean flavours that will bring the taste of holiday sun to your glass.

The Botanicals

The full recipe for their FlaGINgo Gin is a closely guarded secret but, we can tell you that it contains the flavours of:

  • Juniper
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Passionfruit
  • Allspice
  • Ginger

The Bottle

Zymurgorium are famous for their bold, unique bottle designs and this is no different.

FlaGINgo is served in their signature tall, slim bottle. The Zymurgorium logo, a bee encased inside a honeycomb, is printed proudly at the top. Underneath is a whimsical and flamboyant flamingo design, complete with rubber rings and sun hats. Finally, the bottle is printed with a batch number – a nice touch for gin collectors.

The Perfect Serve

Our favourite serve for FlaGingo Pin Gin is

  • 50ml FlaGINgo
  • 150ml Lemon Tonic Water
  • A slice of tropical fruit of your choosing (we had pineapple!)
  • A large handful of ice

However, Zymurgorium suggest spicing things up and serving this gin in jelly shots!

You will need:

  • 300ml lemonade or tonic
  • 200ml FlaGINgo
  • 5 sheets of gelatin

Method:

  • Soak the gelatin in cool water for 4 mins
  • Simmer the tonic/lemonade for 5 mins, remove from the heat and add the soaked gelatin sheets
  • Add the FlaGINgo gin
  • Allow to cool then pour into moulds or shot glasses
  • Transfer the shots to the fridge and leave them to set overnight

The Gin

On the Nose

The scent of this gin is very rich and fruity. The flavours of mixed tropical fruit and berries definitely take the forefront. There is also a hint of juniper fighting to come through.

Straight

Sipped neat, this reminds me more of a gin liqueur than a gin – despite it’s 38% alcohol content. In fact, you could probably easily drink this neat with a handful of ice if you fancied it.

The taste itself has more of a berry flavour than a tropical fruit flavour, in my opinion – but that’s not necessarily a negative. There is a slight aftertaste of piney juniper lingering in the background but, it doesn’t overwhelm the fruity notes.

With Mixer

With tonic, this strangely reminds me of drinking a blackcurrant cordial. The flavour of the gin is lost slightly in a mix, so I would perhaps suggest that drinking this one neat is the best way to go.

It doesn’t taste overly ginny, so this maybe isn’t one for you gin purists! However, fans of sweet and fruity flavoured gins will enjoy a glass of two of this tipple.

You can pick up a bottle of FlaGINgo Pink Gin by Zymurgorium on their website for £19.


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