Fruit-flavoured gins make a refreshing change from the classic style, and can look striking in the glass too. OK, so it might not count as one of your five-a-day, but a fruit-flavoured gin will help start your evening in style, giving your G&T an original twist. And don’t forget to stock up on fresh fruit for the garnish!
We’ve tracked down some berry good deals to a-peel to every fruit (and gin) lover…
Great deals on fruity gins (and liqueurs)
Tarquin’s Sunshine Blood Orange Gin
A gorgeous hue in the glass, and a real taste of summer. Blood orange, pink grapefruit, rhubarb, raspberry and gentian root have been infused into the spirit, giving a lovely bittersweet character. Alc: 38%
£33.95 at The Whisky Exchange
Malfy Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Italian Gin
With its vibrant, warming colour, Malfy’s Blood Orange gin is as good to look at as it is to taste. Deliciously fruity sipper or in a G&T. Alc: 41%.
£28 £25 on Amazon UK
Malfy Gin Rosa Pink Grapefruit Italian Gin
Distilled from fresh Sicilian pink grapefruit, Italian lemons, and other handpicked botanicals. Enjoy with Mediterranean tonic and a pink grapefruit slice, on ice. Alc: 41%
£28 £25 on Amazon UK
That Boutique-Y Gin Company Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin
From the Med to the tropics – this individual gin is made with whole pineapples coated in Demerara
sugar and then spit roasted until caramelised. Mix with ginger beer for a delicious Pineapple Gin Mule. Alc: 46%
£29.95 on Amazon UK
Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin (50cl)
Handcrafted in small batches at the Sipsmith Distillery in Chiswick, London. A light, bright lemony gin with a zesty, warming citrus zing. Alc: 40.4%
£23.99 on Amazon UK
Gin Ting, Passionfruit, Mango & Elderflower Gin
Based around a recipe of juniper, cassia, coriander, orange and lemon, Gin Ting features an infusion of passionfruit, mango and elderflower. Alc: 42.5%.
£34.50 on Master of Malt
Chase Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo Gin
Created in Herefordshire by Chase Distillery, home to Chase Potato Vodka. This zingy blend combines robust juniper, floral lime zest and a grapefruit tartness. Alc: 40%.
£40 £30 on Amazon UK
Edinburgh Gin Strawberry and Pink Pepper Gin Liqueur
Instead of buying a fruit-flavoured gin, you could snap up this delicious-sounding liqueur and just add bit as and when the fancy takes you. A punchy combination of sweet and savoury. Alc: 20%.
£16.50 £14.89 on Amazon UK