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Fixing yourself a G&T, with cold tonic, crushed ice, a few glugs of gin and perhaps a fresh slice of cucumber or a few sprigs of mint, is one of life’s simple pleasures.
However, over the many months of lockdown we’ve started experimenting with ways to jazz up the humble gin & tonic to transform it into an Instagram-worthy cocktail.
From adding blended fruits to a drizzle of honey, there are myriad ways to spruce up a basic gin-based long drink.
Yes, you read that right, an electric blue gin.
It’s made from a combination of blue and Scottish raspberries, which will not only rock your taste buds with flavours of soft, smooth ripe fruit, but also delivers an added surprise:
When you add a sparkling mixer to this shimmering liqueur, it will trigger a magical colour-changing reaction, which sees the gin turn from blue to pink hues.
Buy it: Zymurgorium Electric Blue Gin Liqueur | £20 from John Lewis
Also available from: Amazon, Master of Malt
Reviews of the unique gin, made by Zymurgorium, on the online shopping site, suggest that the liqueur is more than just a passing fad and will become a long-term addition to our drinks cabinet.
“Most psychadelic gin ever! Changes colour with tonic and the glittery shimmer messes with your eyes as you try to pour a measure out. Tastes fantastic, especially with lemonade rather than tonic, it just disappears,” wrote one gin-lover.
While another added: “Easily my favourite gin so far. It is not a strong flavour if you are too heavy on the mixer but get the amount right and it’s amazing.”
Always drink responsibly. Visit Drink Aware for advice.