The festive season is coming, and we’re even more excited for it after hearing that Lidl has added two new gin varieties to its range of seasonal spirits – which are perfect for anyone who wants to up their G&T game this Christmas.
Lidl is launching two hand-crafted Hortus Gin Liqueurs which are traditionally distilled in copper stills.
The gins come in two flavours: Rhubarb and Ginger and Scottish Raspberry.
Sure, it’s not quite your Christmas pudding or mince pie, but we think they’ll suffice.
The gins are also impressively cheap, both priced at just £11.99, which are cheaper than Lidl’s other product in the range – the Hortus Artisan London Dry Gin, which costs £15.99.
According to Lidl’s spirits consultant Tristan Stephenson, the Scottish Raspberry flavour is ‘wonderfully sweet’ and helps to ’emphasise the fruit flavours’.
He says it can be consumed on its own over ice – though advises having it as part of a Spritz with champagne.
Of course, for full fruity flavour, you could accompany it with some fruit-flavoured tonic.
Tristan adds that the Rhubarb and Ginger gin goes ‘brilliantly with an earthy ginger beer’, instead of the standard tonic mixer.
Given that they’re under £12, we’re up for buying a few bottles to try out all potential gin concoctions.
After all, isn’t that what Christmas is for?