ASDA has rolled out three new gins that taste of lemon sherbets, pear drops and parma violets, and they’re a dream for anyone with a big sweet tooth.
Even better, the sweet tipples shimmer and should give a burst of colour to any cocktail or gin and tonic.
4 Asda has launched three new gins inspired by popular sweetsCredit: Asda
The lemon sherbet gin is said to be “zesty and tangy”, while the pear gin tastes of pear and blackcurrant.
But perhaps most exciting of all is the parma violet flavour, which tastes of the sweets and even changes colour from deep purple to light pink when you add tonic water.
They’re not the cheapest gins around though, setting you back £18 each for a 70cl bottle.
All three tipples come with an alcohol by volume (ABV) content of 40 per cent.
4 If you like pear drops and gin, you may want to try this tipple tooCredit: Asda
The drinks officially landed in Asda stores nationwide as well as on its website today, but some eagle-eyed shoppers spotted them in stores a few days ago.
Facebook page Money Saver Online shared the exciting news with its followers, and the post has so far racked up 1,800 likes and 7,400 comments.
One user wrote: “OMG… I need these gins in my life.”
While another said: “Lemon sherbet and pear drops… Two of my fave sweets!!”
4 The gin tastes of parma violets and even changes colour when mixed with tonicCredit: Asda
The Sun hasn’t been able to find other lemon sherbet and pear drop-flavoured gins in the UK’s major supermarkets, but the parma violet version is nothing new.
Aldi, for example, is selling its own parma violet gin for just £9.99 – £8 cheaper than Asda’s version.
Just keep in mind that this comes in a smaller 50cl bottle and at a lower ABV of just 20 per cent.
Asda and Tesco also sell parma violet gin by Whitley Neill. It’s cheapest at Asda where a 70cl costs £23 and comes with an ABV of 43 per cent.
Ed Sowerby, spirits product manager at Asda, said: “Novelty, quality gins have become a summer must-have for customers looking to entertain with flair and flavour.
“Working closely with our suppliers, we’ve created a range of gins which are both glitzy and gorgeous to look at, but also deliver popular flavours the nation knows and loves.”
Asda has 639 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one using its store locator tool.
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Only last month, Asda added two new gins to its shelves that taste of lemon and watermelon.
For Valentine’s Day this year, the supermarket also sold a glittery and rose flavoured tipple.
Meanwhile, cider firm Kopparberg recently rolled out two pink gins – one that tastes of mixed fruit and one flavoured with strawberry and lime.
As always, please drink responsibly and be Drinkaware.
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