Being a Lancashire girl, imagine my delight at receiving a bottle of Lytham Gin Blooming Gorgeous for my birthday. This ultra-small batch gin has been on my list to try since I first heard about it.
Lytham Gin market their Blooming Gorgeous gin as ‘summer in a glass’ and they are not wrong! Even before you open the bottle, the colour of the gin looks incredibly inviting. The pinky-red colour of the gin comes from hibiscus flowers, so if you are into floral gins then this is the gin for you. Don’t be deceived by the pinkness of this gin though, it’s not sweet or sickly like other pink gins.
As well as hibiscus, Lytham Gin Blooming Gorgeous is infused with orange, apricot and pink rose. Even if it is raining outside, you would be tricked into believing that it was the height of summer with a glass of this in your hand. It’s floral, fruity, and incredibly drinkable.
I drank Lytham Gin Blooming Gorgeous as a long serve gin and tonic and garnished it with a slice of orange or some strawberries from the garden if my daughter hadn’t found them and scoffed the lot. It was the perfect gin for the recent heatwave.
If you know Lytham, you will know that it’s such a beautiful place. A donation from each sale of Blooming Gorgeous is made to Lytham in Bloom, which I think is fabulous. By drinking this gin, I’m helping to keep my local coastal town look amazing.
When I drank it
On sunny afternoons and evenings
What I used as a garnish
A slice of orange or sliced strawberries picked fresh from the garden
Is it worth the money?
At £38 a bottle, it isn’t going to be in everyone’s price range but it is worth every single last penny. I’ll be buying another bottle for sure and taking it along with a picnic to have on Lytham Green.