This isn’t a new gin flavour as such, but it is a newbie to Beefeater. I am pretty much obsessed with all things blood orange so when Beefeater Blood Orange Gin was released, it was a must try.
There are 10 different botanicals in this gin ranging from coriander seed, liquorice root, lemon peel and of course Seville orange peel and blood orange flavour. This gin promises fresh citrus flavours of blood orange that tune perfectly with the classic notes of juniper and citrus of Beefeater Gin.
When news broke that the Beefeater Blood Orange Gin was hitting shelves, it was only in Asda. This has swiftly changed and can be found in Sainsbury’s, Tesco and on Ocado, as well as on online gin/spirit retailers. Each bottle is 70cl and retails from £14 – £16.00.
Oddly the Beefeater Gin website has only just listed this as one of their flavours. They have also given us some delicious cocktail recipes. FYI the Bloody Sgroppino sounds amazing! If you don’t want a full on cocktails go for a simpler approach and mix things up with your tonics and mixers. Pair with a simple tonic, a flavoured tonic or even ginger ale. Lush!
This was thicker than general gin but not as thick as a liqueur. The bright orange transpires to the glass and barely diluted in colour when the tonic was added to it. Pairing mine with my all-time favourite Fever Tree tonic and a couple of orange segments was an absolute win. Although blood orange is generally less sweet and has a bit of bitterness to it, this gin was more on the sweeter side of things which I liked. The clementine tonic brought additional zest to this G&T, and the hint of cinnamon gave a bit of bitterness. On the whole it did remind me of Aperol.
This Beefeater Blood Orange Gin screams summer and has certainly been a staple for the BBQ, party and get togethers this summer. What will their next flavour be?
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x