‘I tried Gordon’s two new summer gins – and one tasted like Haribo Tangfastics’ – Bethan Shufflebotham

One of the UK’s most well-known gin brands has launched two delicious new flavors just in time for picnic season. Gordon’s gin, known for their iconic green bottles, have launched two summer flavors that you can only get from certain supermarkets.

The award-winning spirits brand have launched a Passion Fruit version of their much-loved tipple, as well as a Morello Cherry flavored bottle, too.

It’s not the first time that Gordon’s has wowed fans with their flavored gins, having released lemon , orange and peach varieties in previous years.

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Launched last month, the Morello Cherry gin is exclusive to Sainsbury’s, priced at £14.00 for 70cl, while the Passion Fruit version can be found in Asda and Morrisons for £16.50.

The Passion Fruit gin is reminiscent of an ‘adult’ J2O, offering a tropical twist on Alexander Gordon’s original recipe.

The Gordon’s Passion Fruit gin tastes like J2O

Gordon’s Gin said: “Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Distilled Gin is a delicious option for those looking to sip something more exotic, perfect for enjoying evenings with friends and for those looking for a taste of something a little tropical this summer.

“The fruity taste of passion fruit blends perfectly with the botanicals in the original Gordon’s London Dry, to deliver a deliciously crisp and juicy taste.”

The gin is perfect for making a tropical passion fruit martini, adding a 50ml shot of gin to 50ml of pineapple juice or passion fruit puree. Add 12.5ml of lime juice and the same volume of vanilla syrup and you’ve got yourself an Instagram-worthy bar-quality cocktail to enjoy at the family barbecue on the next bank holiday (May 2, if you need reminding.)

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A 70cl bottle is actually on sale at Amazon for £13, but it won’t be dispatched until May 16. That said, it’s just in time for the Jubilee bank holiday at the beginning of June.

If cherry is more to your taste Gordon’s Morello Cherry Distilled Gin tastes just like fizzy cherry sweets, but with that classic juniper flavor of gin still very much coming through.

The gin is sweet, but tart, which reminds me of Haribo Tangfastics and is quite literally the cherry on top of a hot summer’s day.

I find this best served with lemonade, or your favorite tonic, with plenty of ice, a sprig of mint and a glacé cherry.

Gordon's Morello Cherry gin tastes like fizzy cherry Tangfastics
Gordon’s Morello Cherry gin tastes like fizzy cherry Tangfastics

Other flavors available at Gordon’s include the Sicilian Lemon , Mediterranean Orange and White Peach as well as the popular Premium Pink gin . They’re currently all on offer at Sainsbury’s for £14 and would provide a whole rainbow of flavors for your home bar.

A crate of 10 250ml Gordon’s pink gin and tonics are down to £11 perfect for picnics in the park.

On Amazon, a liter of Gordon’s original gin is down from £21.99 to £15.99 which is only £3 more expensive than the 70cl, and half the price of a 1.5l, which costs £33.21.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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