As you can imagine, we’re big fans of a good old gin and tonic. Sure, we like to experiment with lots of cocktails and new flavours but sometimes it’s good to bring it back to basics.
In the last 5 years of Slingsby, we’ve certainly perfected our gin selection and we have come up with some amazing gin and tonic pairings that suit all palates. Give them a try and see what you think…
London Dry Gin
Our firstborn, Slingsby London Dry gin is the base for our whole gin range. When creating this gin, we selected botanicals that celebrate our hometown of Harrogate and its spa town heritage. Among our 24 carefully selected botanicals, you’ll find some restorative ingredients in there including Milk thistle, Nettle, Primrise, Hyssop, Rosehip and Taylors of Harrogate green and Jasmine tea. A heavy citrus forward gin, expect a refreshing burst of citrus from our grapefruit base leading the way, before a delicate herbaceous sweetness lingers on the taste buds.
The best way to enjoy London Dry? We suggest pairing it with a premium tonic water and then garnishing the drink with grapefruit peel and fresh blueberries. Perfect to enjoy all year round!
When we created our now award-winning Rhubarb gin, we took our London Dry and infused it with only the best rhubarb. This rhubarb was from Yorkshire’s famous ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ which is an area known for producing the very best quality rhubarb.
What can you expect from Slingsby Rhubarb gin? Sweet fruity flavours from rhubarb paired with tangy grapefruit base of our London Dry gin – unique and wonderful. Serve this gin with a premium elderflower tonic and garnish with fresh raspberries and we think you’ll love it.
Slingsby Marmalade gin again starts with London Dry as a base but is then enhanced with a mixture of citrusy flavours to create a pleasant, light and tangy gin. Our Marmalade features orange and tangerine flavours and of course, Yorkshire marmalade preserve for a sweet finish.
This gin walked away with Top Honours in the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, so you simply need to give it a try. Best served with a premium Mediterranean tonic, a fresh orange slice and lots of ice. The ingredients may scream summer, but we enjoy it at any time of the year as it tastes that good!
Last but certainly not least, we have our glorious Gooseberry gin! This gin combines the citrus taste of our London Dry with the fruity and tangy flavour of gooseberries. From the first drop of this gin, we think you’ll love how the fresh fruitiness from Yorkshire produce and the tangy sharpness work together.
Refresh your palate by serving our Gooseberry gin with a premium Mediterranean tonic and some fresh slices of green apple. The sweetness of the fruit and the fragrant flavour of the tonic are the perfect pairing!
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