Yep, that headline is right. Colour changing gin. Gin that changes colour when you add tonic. I’m not sure I could be any more excited! So you may have heard of Butterfly Pea Tea, which is a tea that changes colour. Basically, when you add lemon to the tea you get an amazing purple colour. Mix it with hibiscus leaves and you get red, which is super cool! But it’s also tea. And I mean tea is cool and all, but it’s not gin. This is where the coolest gin in town comes in. Made by the geniuses at the Old Curiosity Distillery, there are three types of colour changing gin. Paying homage to the true power of nature, these gins a packed full of hand-picked botanicals, that when you add tonic, boom colour change. It’s like something out of Alice in Wonderland or even Harry Potter!
Owned by co-founders Hamish Martin and Steve Ross the Old Curiosity Distillery launched in 2017. Between the co-owners, they have over 50 years of experience in the drinks industry. So when the two of them got together, they produced this genius gin, that combines their love of plants and natural ingredients.
Now I can hear you, tell me more about the gin. Available in three different flavours, each gin is it’s own unique creature.
So the Apothecary Rose Gin starts off as a delicate pale gold and is made from one of the worlds oldest rose varieties. With a subtle fragrance and a naturally floral flavour, this gin is a perfectly romantic gin. When you add tonic this gin transforms into a bold and vibrant pink.
Chamomile & Cornflower
Next up is the Chamomile & Cornflower Gin. With a blue colouring from the pure cornflower pigments, this gin features subtle and calming chamomile notes. Embodying the magic of nature, this gin transforms into a delicate pale pink when combined with tonic.
Lavender & Echinacea
Lastly, we have the Lavender & Echinacea Gin. Featuring the restorative qualities of lavender and distinctive floral notes, this gin could heal the soul! I personally love the vibrant purple of this gin, but when you add the tonic you get what can only be described as an alluring pink.
And if you need to see the colour change happen in person before buying them check out this video: