We love the ethics behind The Mermaid Pink Gin – as well as the taste. Vegan friendly and bottle is 100% recyclable – featuring an all-natural cork with a wooden top and a unique, plant-based and bio-degradable seal. The distillery has also demanded all its suppliers accept new sustainability challenges – such as stopping the use of bubble wrap and sourcing alternatives at every stage of the production and distribution process.
Why not try your mixology skills and create this delicious Mermaid Pink Gin based cocktail?
Mermaid Pink Gin Fizz
50ml Mermaid Pink Gin ⠀
50ml lemonade or soda⠀
Prosecco or champagne⠀
Method:⠀Fill a copa glass with ice and add the Mermaid Pink Gin, then 50ml of lemonade or soda .
Top up with prosecco or champagne and garnish with fresh strawberry slices and frozen raspberries, for a fruity, chilled serve.
If you’re lucky enough to have any fresh edible flowers or herbs available, try adding lavender or rose petals to enhance the floral notes.⠀
Cocktail created by talented Isle of Wight mixologist @marcquaintondavis
Mermaid Pink Gin
Aromatic and refreshing, Mermaid Pink Gin infuses the flavour of fresh Isle of Wight strawberries with the smooth yet complex taste of Mermaid Gin, a blend of lemon zest, grains of paradise and fragrant rock samphire. The latter, foraged from the island’s cliffs, is known locally as ‘Mermaid’s Kiss’, hence the gin’s name!
Mermaid Pink is less sweet than most pink gins and has no added sugar.
Distilled using strawberries from the island’s Arreton Valley – a rich and fertile place that receives some of the best sunshine levels in the UK – the gin has a gentle pink hue.
To create it, the strawberries are steeped in the distillery’s signature gin for four days. Then, half is removed to be distilled and eventually added back to the remaining infusion – lending the gin a refreshing and intensely aromatic, strawberry flavour.
It is both vegan and gluten-free.
Mermaid Pink Gin 38% ABV, £40.00/70cl. Marks & Spencer.
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Please drink responsibly.
Many thanks to the Isle Of Wight Distillery for sending us this super product to try.