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5 Best Magical Colour Changing Cocktails

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Some occasions call for a bit of glamour and some call for pure fun. Whatever comes your way, events will always be enhanced by colour changing cocktails.

A simple G&T will always be there, sure, it’s a staple – but sometimes you want a bit of…magic.

There’s hardly a prettier sight than a vividly-coloured gin cocktail changing colour right before your eyes – the ultimate party pleaser.

We’ve rounded up the pick of the bunch, including recipes from The Old Curiosity Distillery, who use only natural ingredients to make the magic happen, and Ink Gin, who incorporate butterfly pea flowers, which are highly sensitive to pH and change from blue to blush pink upon mixing.

Best Colour Changing Gin Cocktails

  1. Lavender & Echinacea G&T

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Pour the gin into a glass with ice.
    2. 2. Top up with tonic and watch the glorious colour change.
    3. 3. Garnish with a lavender sprig and a lime wheel.
  2. Ink & Tonic

    Ingredients:

    • • 30ml Ink Gin
    • • 120ml tonic
    • • Seasonal garnish.

    Method:

    1. 1.  Pour the gin and tonic over ice and watch the magic happen.
    2. 2. Use a seasonal garnish such as strawberries in summer or herbs in winter.
  3. Bute 75

    Ingredients:

    • • 37.5ml Isle of Bute Gorse Gin
    • • 25ml lemon juice
    • • 12.5ml sugar syrup
    • • 37.5ml Butterfly Pea Tea
    • • Sparkling Wine
    • • Lemon twist and butterfly pea tea flower to garnish

    Method:

    1. 1.  Shake up all ingredients apart from sparkling wine into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice.
    2. 2. Fine strain into a flute without ice.
    3. 3. Top up with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon twist and a butterfly pea tea flower.
  4. Southside

    Ingredients:

    • • 60ml Ink Gin
    • • 30ml lime juice
    • • 20ml simple syrup
    • • Mint leaves

    Method:

    1. 1.  Shake gin, juice and syrup, plus three mint leaves, in a shaker with ice.
    2. 2. Double strain into a coupe glass and float a mint leaf on top to garnish.
  5. Pink Elderflower & Jasmine G&T

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Add the gin to a glass with ice and top up with tonic.
    2. 2 Garnish with an orange slice.