5 Bottles of Flavoured Gin – pink, orange, sloe and red wine gin

11 flavoured gins to try

Check out our favourite flavoured gins, from zesty blood orange to tart gooseberry, as tested by our expert drinks writer

Flavoured gins are a popular and diverse category, one where it’s possible to find a spirit to suit everyone, whether you prefer a classic sloe gin, a fun pink gin (check out the results of our pink gin taste test here) or something more left field (hello, earl grey and cucumber!). Flavoured gins are also hugely versatile – try them with tonic water in a G&T, topped with sparkling wine, as a base for a cocktail or simply sipped neat with ice. Here are a few of our favourites.


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Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin, £25/70cl

An orange and cacao gin sounds like it could be incredibly sickly – this is anything but. With clean, bold juniper aromas, sweet, marmalade-like citrus and subtle, well-balanced cocoa notes on the palate, this is the classy gin equivalent of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

Flavour profile: citrus

Botanicals: cacao nibs, orange blossom, Seville orange peel, juniper

Perfect pairing: it’s smooth and sweet enough to drink on its own, or try in a negroni

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Sipsmith Orange and Cacao 50cl

Hayman’s True English Sloe Gin, £25.59/70cl

This festive number is made by steeping hand-picked sloe berries in Hayman’s London Dry Gin for three to four months. With a nice balance of sloe berries and a gentle hit of alcohol, it has a rich, fruity flavour without being too sweet and tastes like a proper sloe gin.

Flavour profile: fruity

Botanicals: juniper, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, angelica, cinnamon, cassia bark, orris, liquorice, nutmeg

Perfect pairing: drink neat over ice, or top up with sparkling wine for a kir royale-style cocktail

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Haymans Sloe Gin Bottle

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Chase Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo Gin, £38.50/70cl

Created by distilling Chase gin with grapefruit and pomelo peel, this is a super-fragrant spirit, full of zesty tartness and well-balanced bitter notes.

Botanicals: pink grapefruit, pomelo, juniper, coriander seed, bitter almond, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, angelica, liquorice, lemon peel, cardamom

Perfect pairing: try with tonic water and a wedge of pink grapefruit

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A pretty pink bottle with dark pink floral design on the front

Porter’s Tropical Old Tom Gin, £35/70cl

With botanicals of passion fruit and guava this subtly sweet old tom gin is well proportioned, with juicy tropical notes balanced by an earthy, classic juniper base.

Flavour profile: fruity

Botanicals: juniper, passion fruit, guava, white tea, coriander, angelica, orange, lemon, orris, cassia, cinnamon, liquorice, almond

Perfect pairing: tonic water and fresh passion fruit

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Porters Tropical Gin

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin, £24.50/70cl

This fragrant number packs in lots of juicy citrus, with dryness from Sicilian blood oranges that pairs well with the gin, and subtle notes of orange peel and pepper.

Flavour profile: citrus

Botanicals: juniper, orange, lemon, orris bark, coriander seed, angelica root, blood orange extract

Perfect pairing: enjoy in a G&T with fresh slices of orange, or try it with fresh grapefruit juice and lime for a zesty paloma

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Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin

Slingsby Gooseberry Gin, £40.25/70cl

Slingsby’s rhubarb gin was a hit at olive HQ and now the Yorkshire distillery has released another tart and zesty winner. Here, tangy gooseberries (also sourced in Yorkshire) marry perfectly with the citrussy notes of the base gin.

Flavour profile: citrus

Botanicals: severn sea rosemary, silver posie thyme, green and jasmine tea, citrus thyme, garden thyme, rhubarb, sage, lovage, chervil, nettle, sweet cicely, rosehip, angelica, cassia, orris root, coriander, liquorice, grapefruit and juniper

Perfect pairing: the gin’s creamy mouthfeel means it would be lovely sipped neat with ice, or try topping up with some sparkling white wine for a spring-like spritz

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Slingsby Gin

Pipe House Earl Grey & Cucumber Gin, £39/70cl

Proof that flavoured gins don’t have to be sickly sweet, this small-batch number, made in Tunbridge Wells, is clean and refreshing, with an intriguing vegetal back note. A less flowery alternative to Hendrick’s.

Flavour profile: floral

Botanicals: juniper, angelica, cucumber, earl grey

Perfect pairing: serve with tonic water and a slice of cucumber

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Pipehouse Gin

Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla, £24/70cl

The bittersweet zestiness of Seville oranges adds a taste of the Med to the botanicals in this gin, and subtle notes of orange blossom evoke fragrant summer evenings.

Flavour profile: fruity

Botanicals: Seville oranges, juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice

Perfect pairing: serve with tonic water and a wedge of orange

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Tanquery Flor de Sevilla Bottle

Hedgepig Zesty Elderflower Fruit Gin Liqueur, £32/50cl

We loved the opulent floral and citrus notes of this beautifully packaged, silky liqueur, which has a pleasing sharp-sweet character that’s not too sugary. It’s also wildlife friendly – 50p from every bottle sold is donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Flavour profile: floral

Botanicals: raspberry, elderflower, juniper, lemon

Perfect pairing: serve with tonic water, neat over ice or add to sparkling wine

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Hedgepig Gin Bottle on a wooden surface

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, £37.49/70cl

This Australian distillery takes local Yarra Valley shiraz grapes and steeps them in gin before pressing to release all of the juices. The end result is a corker – bursting with rich berry fruits, and elegantly subtle spice, herb and juniper notes.

Flavour profile: fruity

Botanicals: shiraz grapes, whole oranges, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, Tasmanian pepperberry leaf, lemon myrtle

Perfect pairing: serve with lemon tonic water

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Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Eden Mill Hop Gin, St Andrews, Scotland, £33.99/50cl

A quirky hybrid of gin and beer flavours, this St Andrews-based distillery uses Australian galaxy hops as a botanical in its Hop Gin. Linking the two crafts of brewing and distilling together, this is an unusual spirit, with a strong, rich flavour.

Flavour profile: floral and citrus

Botanicals: juniper, angelica, coriander, Australian Galaxy hops

Perfect pairing: try with tonic water and fresh red chilli


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Eden Mill Hop Gin