Imagine my excitement when I first clapped eyes on Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle gin – two of the best things in life combined in one beautifully designed bottle.
This gin smells as delicious as you would expect; the lemon is really apparent and has just the right amount of sweetness without being sickly.
I mixed Sipmsith’s Lemon Drizzle gin with some Fever Tree light tonic, and fell in love with it almost instantly. It would be easy to think that this could be a gimmicky cake flavoured gin; although it’s beautifully sweet, this gin is a world away from being a gimmick. In a G&T, this gin is wonderfully smooth and feels a little bit like a naughty treat. It tastes of summer, which was the perfect tonic for a freezing cold February.
I tried out a few garnish ideas for Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle gin, including a spiral of lemon peel, fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. I have to say that fresh raspberries were my favourite by far. Not only did my G&T look amazing with fresh fruit and a spiral of lemon peel, but it gave the sweetness an added layer of complexity. Eating the gin-soaked fruit was an added bonus once I’d finished my drink, too. Blackberries would be the perfect berry garnish if you wanted a deeper taste that wasn’t as sweet; they came a close second for me with this gin.
When I drank it
As a sweet treat in the evenings
What I used as a garnish
Fresh raspberries or blackberries – with a spiral of lemon peel if you’re feeling fancy
Is it worth the money?
At £24 a bottle, I think this gin is an absolute steal. It’s incredibly drinkable, so just be prepared to get another bottle very soon after you finish the first. You can buy Sipsmith lemon Drizzle gin here