Ahh Valentine’s Day, it’s a wonderful day to act smug if you’ve got someone or hate the world if you haven’t. But you know who doesn’t care if you’re happily single or if you’re heading the down the aisle? Gin, gin doesn’t give one hoot!
So, this Valentine’s day, get in the spirit by drinking some loved-up gins. Warning: drinking alone on valentine’s day can lead to singing ‘All by myself’ like Bridget Jones! Or drunken texts to that douchebag you dumped years ago!
The below are mainly pink gin’s, cause, you know, Valentine’s day equal pink! Hopefully these don’t suffer from the horrible Pink Tax!
Edinburgh Gin seems to be dominating the market with pink gins, here are to top ones:
My ultimate favourite flavoured gin, Rhubarb and Ginger seems to go so well with the classic gin botanicals.
This one is a delicate rose colour, so don’t go too heavy on the tonic, or you’re going to lose that lovely light pink colour, and also drown out the delicious flavour.
Can be served with tonic, or if you’re drinking to a special occasion, serve a splash in your champagne. Some people serve it with Ginger Beer and lots of ice.
I love serving Rhubarb and Ginger Gin with a simple tonic and thin slices of fresh ginger root.
It’s extremely easy to drink, smells like the rhubarb and custard sweets you can get. Not too expensive, so I would say this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, well it would be for me.
If you are buying it as a gift, I recommend buying this version.
it has lovely Hotel Chocolate (my favourite chocolatier – just give the salted caramel puddles a go. Yum!) heart shaped chocolates and comes in a lovely heart printed wooden gift box.
You get a 50cl bottle of their Rhubarb and Ginger Gin, two bottles of fever tree tonic, and chocolates.
Or there is another gift set that includes sweets:
This shabby chic hamper includes a heart cut distressed wooden try.
Rhubarb and Custard boiled sweets and on top of that a heart shaped box full of Belgium chocolates.
The gin which comes in this set is a 50cl of Rhubarb and Ginger Gin.
Very cute and stylish and full of sweet stuff.
And Edinburgh Gin does it again, so Raspberry Gin Liqueurs, end up overwhelmingly sweet, but this gin, its fruity, tart and refreshing.
Almost perfect for valentine’s day due to the deep red flavour, but it might be too cold to truly appreciate this gin. This is a gin for summer picnics.
If you like damson, or sloe gin, you will love this Raspberry gin.
Add to some dry sparkling wine for a summertime fizz.
Bursting full of raspberries, this gin is jam-packed of flavour.
I’ve served this with frozen raspberries, lots of ice and fever tree tonic at bbq’s and it always goes down a treat.
As it’s not very alcohol, this might be a good choice to make for valentine’s day if you’re not a big drinker, as hopefully it won’t get you too drunk.
Or you could use it in your cocktails, you could make a nice Gin Raspberry Daiquiri.
Can’t make you your mind? Well if you fancy trying the two gins I mentioned above plus Edinburgh Gin’s Elderflower Gin Liqueur, then this is the set for you.
It’s the perfect valentine’s gift for the gin lover in your life. Also 2 out of the 3 gins are pink and we all know pink gin is perfect for valentine’s day.
I’ve had all three of these gins, as mentioned above. The Rhubarb and Ginger one is my favourite. The Raspberry one is a perfect summer drink and does well for cocktail making. And….. Okay, I’m not a big fan of elderflower gins, well elderflower in general. But people I know who like Elderflower, like this gin. I suppose you will have to try it as I’m just not a lover of elderflower.
It’s a good option if you are unsure what to get.
You’re not going to get anything better than a gin that’s been designed for Valentine’s day itself.
A light pink coloured gin bursting with a mixture of flavours.
Calming chamomile, herbal yet tangy lemon balm, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaf should provide an almost oriental flavour, but it is also combined with floral rose notes, giving it it’s pink colour.
Watch out, it is 43% abv, so might creep up on you if you’re planning on more than one drink.
You need to order this one fast as only 500 bottles where produced. I will definitely be putting in an order for this one closer to the date, it’s an intriguing blend and so unique I cannot recommend how best to garnish it.
This is the last Edinburgh Gin, I promise. No I am not sponsored by them, they just seem to do a lot of Pink Gin’s which are perfect of Valentine’s Day.
This is a wintery gin, and if it is still freezing by valentine’s day, this is the gin you can enjoy snuggled up by the fire.
They’ve used the juiciest plums and Madagascan vanilla to make this award-winning gin.
Would be the perfect base for some cocktails but I think it is nice enough to enjoy simply over ice.
This comes in a nice little black gift box so you don’t even need to worry about wrapping it up.
Time to check out the rest of the competition. And here is a new twist on what’s becoming the most popular flavoured gin.
Rhubarb Crumble, sounds delicious! They recommend serving this with lemonade and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now I’ve never had a gin ice cream float, but it’s something I will be trying, sounds yummy!
Not too sweet, and more on the tart side, which is a good thing as isn’t the tartness of rhubarb why we like it so much?
To garnish a simple gin and tonic, go low key with a few slices of strawberries, hey its valentine’s day, cut those strawberries into love hearts and summon cupid!
This beautiful pink strawberry gin is a must if like me you look forward to Wimbledon every year, just because you know it’s the time of year when sweet juicy strawberries are in season.
It’s an easy to drink strawberry gin liqueur, serve simply over ice and a simple tonic.
Rose d’Argent is known for keeping the traditional gin true to the heart of all its flavoured gins, providing you with a traditional dry London gin with a twist of strawberries. Suitable for the gin lover that wants to give gin liqueurs a try.
The strawberry flavour isn’t overpowering, but you get enough of a hint to make a sweeter than usual gin, to add a twist, garnish with basil.
Beautiful taste, not too sweet like other flavoured gins. Have this on valentine’s day with chocolate dipped strawberries!
You can order it in a gift box if it’s for a present too.
Another Rhubarb Gin, I do love rhubarb.
This is a 2015 Silver Medal Award Winner.
Warner Edwards Rhubarb gin is less sweet than Ediburgh’s and seems to be a favourite. You can still introduce your ginger flavour by serving with ginger beer and a slice of orange.
There is nothing the dislike about this gin, absolutely divine and well worth the money.
It’s 40% abv so best with a tonic as it’s a little too strong to serve over ice.
Warner Edwards seems to have made a perfect rhubarb gin, by this for valentine’s day you won’t be disappointed.
But, if you’re unsure, why not try Warner Edwards Gin Collect:
Here you will get a selection of four Warner Edwards hand crafted gins.
Including four bottles of 5cl gin, the award-winning Harrington Dry Gin, Elderflower Gin, Victoria’s Rhubarb gin and Harrington Sloe Gin.
A great way to taste four Warner Edwards gins. This would make an amazing valentine’s day gift for your loved one.
Make sure you have a stock of tonic to go with these gins and you’ll have a very happy valentine’s day.
The Ultimate Pink Gin!
Gordon’s is one of the oldest gin makers in the UK, established in 1769 they know everything there is to know about making gin.
This version is inspired by Gordon’s original 1880 gin recipe drunk by naval officers in the last century. Gordon’s were making valentine’s gin before we were even celebrating the day.
A classic gin with refreshing hints of raspberries, strawberries and red currant’s.
Pair with a simple tonic and either a sprig of red currants or strawberries.
This Cherry and Almond flavoured gin liqueur will be a perfect drink for those that love Bakewell tarts.
If you’re looking for something different taste wise, compared to other gins on the market, this is the gin.
Tasting just like a Bakewell cake, well according to some reviews, others say it tastes of cherryade with a hint of almonds.
Deep red in colour so if you want to stay on theme this valentine’s night, this would look lovely over some ice, tonic and add some frozen cherries to the mix.
This strawberry gin has soft flavours of strawberries which taste perfectly alongside the classic juniper and citrus notes.
Beefeater Pink Gin is slightly sweeter than other ‘pink’ gins.
A great taste at a great price. Enjoy with tonic and strawberries.
Apparently, this goes really well with dark chocolate too, which is perfect for valentine’s night.
Also, this can often be found in the supermarkets, so check out the gin aisle next time you’re shopping you should be able to find it.
There are a lot of other ‘pink’ gins on the market, but I’m getting tired of researching them now. Hope you have a fantastic valentine’s day!
*prices correct at time of post creation