Luxebook June 2023

BY ARUSHI SAKHUJA Ritu Kumar Set of 3 – `1800 From elderflower infused gin to berry, here’s looking at the best flavoured gins in the market. The best flavoured gins! 6 5 2 4 3 7 Let the fun begin as you get experimental with your favourite gin tipple. Be it a classic G&T or a new gin-based cocktail, adding a flavour punch is always a good idea. From zesty citrus notes to fresh fruity flavours, the world of flavoured gin is vastly growing. Flavoured gin is far from a new concept, however, today’s variations have a stronger colour to appeal to consumers looking for visually enticing, as well as great tasting drinks and cocktails. Think from Gordan’s Elderflower to Sipsmith Strawberry Smash, and Hendricks Flora Adora, these are the best flavoured gins that deserve a spot in your bar! 1. Gordan’s Elderflower A fresh, summery gin with delightful aromas of fragrant elderflower along with a bright and inviting berry note. Gordan’s Elderflower gin is a soft and elegant gin with a light sweetness and floral character. An excellent choice for a G&T 2. Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale Want something a little sour and fruity? Tanqueray’s fruitforward gin is going to be your new favourite. It’s all about the blackberries and blackcurrants, complemented with a touch of vanilla. Top it up with sparkling wine to stir up a delicious cocktail or enjoy with plenty of ice, lemonade, a wedge of lemon, and a handful of dark berries. 3. Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin A unique twist on classic London Dry Gin, the Sipsmith Strawberry Smash is distilled with real Wimbledon strawberries and a hint of English mint. The strawberries give it a sweet and juicy strawberries lead flavour, while it is balanced by refreshing mint and citrus. A delightfully versatile gin, enjoy it this summer with tonic and a freshly sliced strawberry as a garnish. 4. Hendricks Flora Adora Gin Looking for something more exclusive and elusive? Then Hendricks’s limited-edition Flora Adora (to be launched by the end of 2023) offers a burst of fresh, floral flavour. Inspired by the flowers the gin is crafted from a refreshingly floral infusion. The complex profile includes a beautiful balance British flavours It is smooth and easy to drink and less pronounced on the palate. The sweetness of this gin would pair best with a sparkling wine, and a Bellini sounds just about right. 7. Samsara Grapefruit and Rose Gin Immerse yourself in a crisp and refreshing afternoon with Samsara’s Grapefruit and Rose Gin. Distilled with 11 signature botanicals and infused with elegant rose petals and fresh Himalayan grapefruits it promises a unique sipping experience. The flavour profile includes notes of grapefruit and very subtle juniper, the mid-palate is sweet and tart grapefruit with some hints of citrus oil. And finally, there’s a gentle pepperiness in the background suggestive of vetiver and rose petals. Crafted to be wholesome, delicious, and flavourful, enjoy this gin on the rocks, with a mild tonic or sparkling water, alternatively pair with sparkline wine and a slice of grapefruit & Rose Petals. of rose water, violets and lemon with an aroma of Turkish delight. Team it with tonic water to delight your palate with a fresh spin on the classic G&T. 5. Bombay Sapphire Bramble Gin Bombay Sapphire has just the thing you need to spruce up your cocktail with flavours of berries. The Bombay Bramble Gin is a bold new gin bursting with the natural flavour of freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries. It is best enjoyed with tonic, poured over ice and garnished with a squeeze of lemon and is perfect for the approaching summer season. This gin is a sophisticated option for those that enjoy a touch of fruit in their G&T. 6. Beefeater Peach & Raspberry Gin This is a fruity gin which has a bubble-gumsweet upon first impression, but gradually a tart raspberry takes over. With notes of fresh peach and a contrasting raspberry tang, Beefeater Peach and Raspberry takes inspiration from the quintessential 1 4|LUXEBOOK|JUNE 2023 JUNE 2023 |LUXEBOOK|5 TRENDING