Have you ever been caught out by an April Fool’s Day joke? Hands up, a few of us here at Craft Gin Club have been left with sheepish grins over the years… here’s a round-up of some of our favourite gin-based April Fool’s Day pranks, past and present. Did you fall for any of these?
SMELLS A BIT FISHY TO US
Back on 1 April 2017, Caledonia Spirits alarmed not a few readers with the announcement of the launch of their new “smoky trout-flavoured gin”. A collective sigh of relief went around at the realisation that the story was a hake - oops, we mean, fake.
A dissolvable, effervescent gin tablet that magically transforms your water into raspberry gin? If only, Pinkster Gin, if only. One of our favourite April Fool’s jokes from 2019!
DOUGHN’T JOKE ABOUT GIN
A few years ago, innocent consumers were invited to purchase the Boutique-y Gin Company’s “Gluten-Free Gin”, with a discount for people with “a doctor’s note confirming a proven intolerance to gluten.” Cocktail recipes included the Grain-Free Martini.
WATER GREAT COCKTAIL RECIPE
Our very own refreshing cocktail recipe for the H2-No is ideal for quenching your thirst in spring time - particularly on 1 April…
ARE THEY BARKING MAD?
Meanwhile Chilgrove Spirits chose 1 April 2019 to launch their ‘K9 Edition Gin’, a puppy-safe tipple for the discerning dog. The recommended serve? A bone-dry martini, of course! Chilgrove Spirits, we applaud you.
A G&T TO FRY FOR
In 2018, the “Greasy Spoon Distillery Co.” were responsible for the Full Breakfast Gin, whose, um “unique” flavour profile came courtesy of, you guessed it, classic hangover fuel such as the fried sausage. A truly egg-cellent April Fool’s Day joke, we think you’ll agree!
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