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14 of the best pink gins to buy for Valentine's Day 2024!
If pink is the colour of love then Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of pink gin with your favourite someone.
Or, even better, get your friends together for your very own Palentine or Galentine celebration and share the love… and the gin - whether in the form of pink gin cocktails or perfect pink gin and tonics!
But which pink gin should you choose?
One look at the Aldi, Sainsbury’s or Tesco pink gin shelves will show you that the pink gin boom has exploded in the last few years.
And, with even the big players getting involved with the likes of Gordon’s Pink Gin and Beefeater Pink Gin appearing on supermarket shelves, there are just so many pink gins to choose from that it can be tricky to know which ones are worth buying.
But fear not! The experienced experts at Craft Gin Club have done the hard work for you. (Well, we say hard work… it is pretty dreamy, as research goes.)
So, whether you’re a fan of classic pink gin flavours such as sweet strawberry, tart rhubarb and juicy raspberry, or you would love to try something a little more innovative (rosé wine-inspired pink gin, anyone?), we’ve got something for everyone to try.
So, without further ado, it’s time to check out Craft Gin Club’s list of the best craft pink gin and the best ways to enjoy them…
14 of the best pink gins available to buy right now:
1. WhataHoot Strawberry & Passionfruit Gin
A beautiful bouquet of strawberry and passionfruit flavours, this subtly sweet pink gin from the master distillers at WhataHoot in Norfolk is fruity and fabulous in all of the right places.
A limited edition Valentin's gin originally created just for Craft Gin Club, it is a truly special tipple that no gin fan will want to miss.
What does WhataHoot Strawberry & Passionfruit Gin taste like?
With a subtle sweetness and a mouthwatering balance of fruit, berry and juniper flavours, this craft pink gin is a symphony of authentic strawberry and exotic, vibrant passionfruit tones that last long into the juicy finish.
How do you serve WhataHoot Strawberry & Passionfruit Gin?
The experts at Craft Gin Club recommend serving WhataHoot Strawberry & Passionfruit Gin with The Artisan Drinks Co. Almalfi Lime Tonic and a garnish of fresh strawberries. What a treat!
2. Mermaid Pink Gin
The Isle of Wight Distillery’s Mermaid Pink Gin is a hugely popular member of the pink gin family and for good reason.
Its strawberry-forward flavour profile, which comes from the Isle of Wight strawberries used as botanicals in this gin, is just as beautiful as its Mermaid tail-inspired bottle design.
What does Mermaid Pink Gin taste like?
Inviting strawberry flavours lead on the nose backed up by touches of citrus and juniper. On the palate, they are combined with complex spices. The finish is a moreish mix of sweet and savoury flavours that are a joy to sip.
How do you serve Mermaid Pink Gin?
We have tried Mermaid Pink Gin with ginger ale and tonic and we have loved both serves. Whichever serve is your preference, we recommend garnishing with fresh strawberries and mint or fresh lime.
3. Downpour Pink Grapefruit Gin
Pink grapefruit is a flavour synonymous with pink gin, and one of the best expressions of this flavour profile can be found in Downpour Pink Grapefruit Gin from North Uist Distillery Co. in the Outer Hebrides.
In a stunning pink glass bottle, the North Uist Distillery has managed to capture the brilliant sweet-tart flavours of pink grapefruit in all its glory.
What does Downpour Pink Grapefruit Gin taste like?
This craft gin is citrusy throughout, with bright citrus tones and juniper coming through on the nose and deep, complex grapefruit notes taking the lead on the palate. The finish is long and elegant.
How do you serve Downpour Pink Grapefruit Gin?
We think this marvellous craft gin is best served simply with a premium tonic of your choice and a garnish of fresh sliced pink grapefruit.
4. Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin
The now-world-renowned Tarquin’s Cornish Gin distillery blew us away with this taste-bud-tingling limited-edition pink gin.
Not only is its zesty flavour profile amazingly bright and sunny, but its pink wax-sealed bottle is drop-dead gorgeous too. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gin gift for your loved ones.
What does Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin taste like?
Fragrant citrus and warm pepper flavours come together in this creative pink gin. On the nose, pink grapefruit and spice notes play, while on the palate you can find even deeper citrus tones and that tongue-tingly hum of pepper which lasts long into the finish.
How do you serve Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin?
We’ve tested a couple of ways to serve Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin here at Craft Gin Club HQ and we’ve found that woody herb flavours work so well with this gin.
That’s why we recommended serving suggestion is a gin and tonic made with Mediterranean tonic and a garnish of fresh rosemary and pink grapefruit.
5. Shivering Mountain Premium Pink Gin
This craft gin comes in one of the most beautiful craft gin bottles we have ever seen!
The dimple in the bottle of the bottle is shaped like Mam Tor, a mountain also known as “shivering mountain” that looks over the Shivering Mountain Distillery in Derbyshire.
The gin in the bottle is just as pretty with its remarkable floral, berry and citrus tones.No pink gin collection would be complete without this sublime edition.
What does Shivering Mountain Premium Pink Gin taste like?
This gin has a very light mix of citrus and juniper that is delicate yet fragrant on the nose. The palate is where the berry and floral tones come to the fore, with a touch of pine. The finish is refreshing and will leave you wanting more and more.
How do you serve Shivering Mountain Premium Pink Gin?
We think Shivering Mountain Premium Pink Gin is best served with a light premium tonic and a slice of grapefruit for a world-beating pink gin and tonic.
6. Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie
The Salcombe Distilling Co., based on the Cornish coast, has turned its chic distillery toward pink gin with Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie.
This “rosé” gin has been inspired by the rosé wines of Provence, France, and is just as sophisticated. Crisp, fragrant and refreshing, it’s a delight to sip in the sun at any time of year.
What does Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie taste like?
A gorgeous medley of Provence herbs, citrus and strawberry tones grace the nose and palate of this sumptuous tipple. The finish is long and inviting, with a soft sweetness.
How do you serve Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie?
This brilliant edition doesn’t need much embellishment, we recommend finding a light premium tonic and garnishing the serve with slices of fresh strawberry and lemon peel for a fantastic rosé gin and tonic experience.
7. Altitude Alpine Strawberry Pink Gin
For the adventurous, there is Altitude Alpine Strawberry Pink Gin! Inspired by the luxurious French ski resort of Chamonix, it boasts alpine botanicals like myrtle, pine and sweet alpine strawberries.
All perfectly balanced, this gin is utterly scrumptious!
What does Altitude Alpine Strawberry Pink Gin taste like?
On the nose, expect fragrant strawberry and juniper tones which are then complemented by subtle herb, pine and floral notes on the palate and they all last long into the finish.
How do you serve Altitude Alpine Strawberry Pink Gin?
We have tried this versatile pink gin in a number of different cocktails - it works great in a Floradora - and simple serves. We recommend starting by mixing the gin with a premium tonic, garnishing with fresh strawberry and mint then experimenting from there.
8. SIXTOWNS Pink Gin
Named "Best pink gin" in the IndyBest list of the best flavoured gins of 2023!
SIXTOWNS Pink Gin is more than a pretty pink ceramic bottle, although it could easily make this list just for that. It's full of British summer fruit and berry flavours like rhubarb, strawberry and raspberry and is perfectly balanced with that rich, earthy juniper.
What a treat!
What does SIXTOWNS Pink Gin taste like?
Fragrant rhubarb and warm juniper notes lead on the nose. On the palate, those flavours are joined by touches of bright citrus and juicy berry tones. The finish is long and sweet and moreish.
How do you serve SIXTOWNS Pink Gin?
This versatile craft gin is great served with a premium tonic of your choice and garnished with either fresh strawberry and rosemary or orange cinnamon. Delicious!
9. Batch Roses Are Red Gin
This is the newest and almost certainly the rarest pink gin to be distilled on this list, but when we first tried it, we just knew it had to be included.
Made using rose botanicals to represent and celebrate joy and compassion by Batch Distillery, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day pink gin.
What does Batch Roses Are Red Gin taste like?
This pink gin is led by floral notes on the nose and they are joined by rich juniper and fruity tones of quince, apple and strawberry on the palate. The finish is long and delicious.
How do you serve Batch Roses Are Red Gin?
Two of our favourite ways to enjoy Batch Roses Are Red Gin are in a pink G&T with Artisan Pink Citrus Tonic, garnished with pink grapefruit, and in Craft Gin Club’s Cupid’s Kiss Valentine’s Day cocktail.
Find the recipe for both here!
10. Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused
This perfectly pink spirit combines the delicate flavour of fresh raspberries with Manchester Gin’s wonderfully smooth signature recipe, which includes dandelion and burdock root.
That one-of-a-kind mix is a must-try for any gin fan.
What does Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused taste like?
Incredibly clean and smooth, this pink gin is led by juniper and raspberry on the nose and they are joined by touches of citrus on the palate along with earthy dandelion and burdock flavours. The finish is berry-licious. Yum!
How do you serve Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused?
For serving with this raspberry-flavoured gin, we recommend a crisp, clean premium tonic and a garnish of fresh raspberries and mint for a world-beating pink gin and tonic.
11. Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
It’s hard to say “craft gin” without thinking about Warner’s Distillery. Now a household name, their gins can be found in bars and pubs across the UK.
Their iconic pink Rhubarb Gin has been popular from the start and the gin world’s love for it only seems to grow. Its nostalgic, sweet-tart rhubarb flavours, which were inspired by the rhubarb grown in Queen Victoria’s garden, are simply divine!
What does Warner’s Rhubarb Gin taste like?
The nose is an inviting mix of sweet rhubarb and rich juniper flavours that develop on the palate, which brings out a tart side to the rhubarb profile along with touches of spice and orange citrus.
The finish is long-lasting and fragrant.
How do you serve Warner’s Rhubarb Gin?
We love the combination of rhubarb and ginger here at the club, so we recommend serving Warner’s Rhubarb Gin with ginger ale and a slice of orange, to garnish.
However, if ginger ale isn’t for you, this gin also works fantastic with a premium Mediterranean tonic.
12. Cuckoo Supernova Gin
Cuckoo Solace Gin from Brindle Distillery was Craft Gin Club’s May 2021 Gin of the Month and it’s one of the most loved gins we have sent to members so far. It’s therefore no wonder Brindle’s Cuckoo Supernova Gin is so popular too.
Made with that same attention to detail and devotion to quality, using pink grapefruit and pomelo, it’s bursting with vibrant citrus tones that we simply can’t get enough of.
That’s why we just had to include Cuckoo Supernova Gin in Craft Gin Club’s Explorers Collection: Pink Gins set. You can find this incredible pink gin gift set here!
What does Cuckoo Supernova Gin taste like?
Cuckoo Supernova’s nose is a symphony of citrus flavours. They are combined with juniper on the palate, which adds its own depth. The finish lingers with pink grapefruit tones that are so yummy.
How do you serve Cuckoo Supernova Gin?
Here, we recommend bringing out the Indian tonic water and using fresh slices of pink grapefruit to garnish for the perfect Cuckoo Supernova Gin and tonic.
13. Anno B3rry Pink Gin
This vibrant, fun pink gin from Anno Distillery in Kent is fruity and juicy in all of the right places.
What’s more, this tasty edition has a chocolatey base that has us head-over-heels in love - this one is sure to excite gin fans and chocoholics alike!
What does Anno B3rry Pink Gin taste like?
Summer fruit and chocolate flavours abound in this mouthwateringly juicy pink gin. They lead on the nose and then are accompanied by rich juniper and deeper berry notes on the palate. The finish is fruity and exuberant.
How do you serve Anno B3rry Pink Gin?
This punchy gin is great for using in pink gin cocktails like a Clover Club (we think those chocolate aromas are a great match for the raspberry tones of a Clover Club).
If you are looking for a simple pink gin and tonic, mix Anno B3rry Pink Gin with a premium tonic and garnish with fresh berries and orange slices.
14. Brass Lion Pahit Pink Gin
This exciting craft pink gin comes from Brass Lion Distillery in Singapore and takes inspiration from the original “pink gin” - a gin drink flavoured with bitters, which gave the drink a pink tinge.
Here, the masterful distillers at Brass Lion have taken their signature Singapore Dry Gin and have added bitters to give a spicy and fruity pink gin that you will not be able to put down.
What does Brass Lion Pahit Pink Gin taste like?
Fragrant citrus and spice tones characterise the inviting nose. Juniper, orange and cinnamon then come through on the rich, deep, complex palate. On the finish, you can find luscious red date and zesty ginger notes, both of which are delectably moreish.
How do you serve Brass Lion Pahit Pink Gin?
This pink gin should be enjoyed “on the rocks” first, so you can really enjoy all its flavours. Next, we recommend trying it with ginger ale or beer and a slice of fresh lime for a wondrous simple serve.
What is pink gin?
Pink gin emerged as a cocktail that mixed gin with bitters. The bitters would turn the gin pink, so the serve became known as "Pink Gin".
Today, the term "pink gin" refers to any gin that is pink in colour, although it is not an officially recognised category like London Dry - there are certain criteria that need to be met for something to be labelled "London Dry".
There are very few rules around what may or may not be categorized as a pink gin.
What flavour is pink gin?
Pink gins are most associated with sweet, fruity flavour profiles, as it is usually a red fruit or berry ingredient that imbues the liquid with its pink colour.
Some of the most common and popular pink gin flavours are rhubarb, strawberry and pink grapefruit. However, not all pink gins are sweet and fruit, as you can see from the list above.
Brass Lion Pahit Pink Gin, for instance, has a spiced edge to its flavour profile and Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie has a herbaceousness and a crispness which makes it closer to rosé wine in flavour than it is to other sweeter pink gins.