This Spicy Pepper and Lime Gin Will Give You a Kick in More Ways than One


habanero and lime gin

Habanero peppers are described as a ‘hot variety of chilli pepper’ so it may seem an unusual choice for a gin flavouring. But that’s exactly what British distillers Adnams have decided to do.

Adnams are better known for their beer than gin and indeed their gin is distilled from un-hopped beer produced from grains in their nearby brewery.

The award-winning Suffolk-based brewery and distillery have decided to take the fate of summer into their own hands and make it that bit hotter for us all with Habanero and Lime Gin.

Adnams’ Head Distiller John McCarthy was inspired to infuse habanero peppers into gin after visiting Mexico where they are grown.

habanero and lime gin

This gin isn’t all about about the spicy pepper though; juniper, angelica and dried and fresh limes are also involved, making for a Mexican-style mix of spicy pepper notes and fruity, zesty flavour.

If you are unsure about your tolerance for heat, don’t worry – the citrus burst of the lime counteracts the heat of the peppers making for a nicely sharp but tolerable kick.

For a refreshing and invigorating perfect serve try this gin with Indian tonic, plenty of ice and lime wedges to garnish.

Habanero and Lime Gin (70cl) 40% ABV is available from the Adnams online shop priced at £29.99.

Top image from Adnams, middle image from Shutterstock. 


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Jamie Cameron