Flavored gins have been having a moment in the U.K. and they’re starting to make their way to the selves in the U.S.
We have all tried flavor vodkas that make great cocktails but flavored gin? Typically, gin is going to have a juniper-forward flavor. While not all gins are made from juniper, the ones that are needed to have to be balanced when it comes to adding flavors.
For London dry-style gin, juniper will be the dominant flavor and other botanicals will flavor the gin during the distillation process without adding any color or flavor after. However, the game changed when Hendrick’s Gin launches a cucumber and rose flavor, setting the tone for every other gin distiller.
Keep an eye out for some of our flavored gin picks.
Pour it over ice, add a splash of tonic, and garnish with a squeeze of lime. This blackberry and raspberry flavored gin is going to take a gin & tonic to the next level. Made from fresh blackberries and raspberries, the vibrant and ripe taste will be the go-to for summer.
Not only is this deep ruby red gin appealing to the eye, and on a bar cart, but it has a rich and bittersweet citrus flavor that can’t be beaten. Escape to Italy and pour this Italian orange and ripe Sicilian blood orange over sparkling water for the perfect spritz.
This sweet gin liqueur is made with fresh rhubarb and ginger to give a sweetly spiced flavor like no other. It’s steeped for four weeks, allowing the complex flavors to become one. Enjoy it over ice and topped with your favorite Prosecco for a match made in heaven.
A cardamom flavored gin results in a unique and beautifully fragrant gin. Produced from organic green cardamom pods with classic juniper notes supporting it. The subtle sweetness this gin has is a developing finish.
While gin might not be the first winter drink that comes to mind, this winterized version will replace any whiskey you have laying around. It’s a limited-edition release that is steeped with honey from the Catskills. It also has a spot of Earl Grey tea.
Amethyst starts with eight botanicals that are traditionally found in gin and adds hints of lavender. The lavender is grown at their farm at Spring Creek, which adds sublet aromas to it. It can make the perfect G&T but the addition of muddled blueberries or grapes takes it to the next level.