Chloe Walden enjoys a sparkling sherbety summer with sherbet gin liqueur.
I’m not one for messing around with gin – I tend to go for the classics, with not a gimmick in sight. However, I was intrigued when I heard about the new Sherbet Gin Liqueurs, which sounded summery and fun, and I thought I would step outside of my comfort zone to give them a go. Tough sacrifice, I know…
When your gin arrives, the first thing you notice is the colours – vibrant doesn’t begin to describe it. Loud yellow lemon gin, bright orange gin, and vivid pink raspberry gin all certainly stand out. Plus, when you give them a shake, they have a fabulous glittery shimmer that adds to the overall fun effect of these gin liqueurs, alongside the retro label designs.
The Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur, which is new for 2021, was reminiscent of limoncello – a tart, zesty, lemony flavour which can be enjoyed cold from the fridge neat or over ice, or as part of a Lemon Spritz. To make a spritz, simply combine 50ml of the Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur with lemon juice and club soda in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake hard and strain into a glass before garnishing with lemon and fresh mint.
The Raspberry Sherbet Gin Liqueur took me back to being 18 again – it was pink, sweet, and sparkly. If you brought this out on a sunny Saturday picnic, even the most traditional of imbibers would be tempted into giving it a go. Promising to take you back in time to the 80’s (I’ll have to take their word for it), this Gin Liqueur can be added to a glass of prosecco or enjoyed as Raspberry Gin Fizz. To make the fizz, add the Raspberry Gin Liqueur to a shaker with ice, as well as a shot of sugar syrup, and club soda before shaking. Strain into a glass and garnish with mint and raspberries.
The final flavour in the trio is orange. The dry spice and citrus of orange make this a fruity, sweet and tangy Orange Sherbet Gin Liqueur. Like the other two flavours, this can be enjoyed over ice, added into a Cosmopolitan for added sparkle as we enjoyed it, or made into a St Clements Martini. Simply pack a cocktail shaker with ice and add 50ml Orange Sherbet Gin, lemon juice, orange liqueur and simple syrup, before shaking and pouring into a Martini glass.
These gins, while maybe not traditional, certainly bring fun to any occasion with their eye-catching designs and fruity flavours. And at only 20% abv, I can certainly see myself sipping on one of these in the sun over what will hopefully be a lovely few months. Or on World Gin Day, which this year conveniently falls on Saturday 12th June (as if we needed an excuse!). Cheers to that.
The Sherbet Gin Liqueurs are also vegan and allergen free and come in 500ml bottles.
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