The humble apple can often be underestimated and passed over in favour of more exotic fruits but apples are solid, dependable and often delicious and sweet – especially in the form of apple gin.
We’ve rounded up our three favourites available to purchase now and for those who are feeling creative, there’s an easy to make apple gin recipe which will provide a homemade, warming tipple to see you through the colder months.
Best Apple Gin
Sky Wave Spiced Apple Gin Liqueur
Sky Wave Spiced Apple Gin Liqueur is infused with British Cox’s apples, bringing the sweetness of the orchard straight to your glass.
The base of the gin liqueur is Sky Wave’s London Dry Gin which is infused with locally grown apples and a mix of warming spice.
Makers Sky Wave suggest serving neat or turning into a longer drink with the addition of ginger ale or tonic.
Sky Wave Spiced Apple Gin Liqueur (50cl) 20% ABV is available to buy from the Gin Kin Shop, priced at £30.
Masons Steve’s Apple Edition Gin
Masons Steve’s Apple Edition Gin is a crisp and fresh, juniper heavy dry gin with soft citrus and a hint of earthiness from coriander seeds.
The botanicals linger on the pallet, whilst the sweetened Arlington Pippin apples intensify the flavour to a crescendo.
Add some ice, apple juice and Prosecco and you’ve got a sweet and refreshing Apple Gin Spritz.
Masons Steve’s Apple Edition Gin (70cl) 42% ABV, is available to buy from the Gin Kin Shop priced at £30.
Rock Rose Apple & Lavender Gin
Expect an wonderfully fragrant gin with delicious juniper and a subtle, delicate blend of apple and lavender.
The apples used in Rock Rose Apple & Lavender Gin are from Scotland’s Black Isle and are sweet and scumptious.
The beautiful label was designed by Scottish watercolour artist, Liz O’Donnell.
How to Make Apple Gin
Move over cider, it’s time for apple gin to have a moment in the spotlight, and there’s no better time to make it than autumn and winter when we all need a good warming tipple.
- 2 apples
- 1 1/4 cups gin
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp dried lavender
- Pack your apples into a 1L glass Mason jar. Add enough gin to cover. Cover the jar with a lid. Let stand at room temperature for 1 week.
- Stir in 1 1/4 cups more gin, honey and dried lavender.
- Serve strained over ice or top with hard apple cider.