The best pink gin cans to emulate the iconic London underground drinker

0
8
The best pink gin cans to emulate the iconic London underground drinker



(Picture: @langcatlocke)Drinking on a train is having a bit moment right now, after Diane Abbott was spotted with a cheeky tin of Mojito on the Overground, and another icon (who we don’t know the identity of) was seen having a refreshing pink gin in a wine glass.
Although drinking on TfL trains is strictly prohibited, well behaved women rarely make history (at least that’s what the Tonight Josephine sign tells us) and we all love a little pre-drink on the way to a night out. Plus, other rail networks allow drinking, so you don’t have to break the rules to enjoy.
Where train boozing used to mean a warm can of beer from the corner shop, you can now get yourself all manner of tinned tipples.
Pink gin, in particular, is a perfect mix of classy and trashy, and you don’t need to bring a glass when it’s in a tin – but you can for added ‘extra’ points.
If you’d like to emulate our pink gin hero, here are the best options on the UK high street right now.
Gordon’s

(Picture: Tesco)Gordon’s have really become the name in pink gin recently, with their readily-available and tasty offering.
Theirs has notes of raspberry and redcurrant, making it nice and sweet, while the tonic adds an extra sharpness.
These tins are currently on offer at Tesco, so you can get four for the price of three. They’re £1.80 each.
Marks & Spencer

M&S have made a name for themselves with their tinned cocktails over the years, given their prominence at train stations.
Their original gin in a tin was featured in Fleabag, and they saw a huge rise in sales as a result.
These tins combine the brand’s Think Pink gin – which is infused with cranberry – and tonic, and is available in store.
Bosford

(Picture: The Drinks Basket)At just £1 each, you really can’t beat the price of these (although you do need to buy them online, and therefore ahead of your hometime sesh).
Bosford’s Rosé gin (made with juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon and orange peel alongside natural strawberry and raspberry flavors) is added to tonic, for a stunning English-made bevvy.
Pick them up at The Drinks Basket now.
Alfie

(Picture: Morrisons)Another that comes in at £1 is Alfie’s, which is available at Morrisons.
According to reviewers, these have a distinct hint of strawberry, and we can’t knock the fact they’re made with natural colours and flavours.
Sainsbury’s

(Picture: Sainsbury’s)If you look closely at Madame Pink Gin of the Tube, it appears that this is the one she’s drinking from her glass.
This actually isn’t a pink gin, rather a gin and rose lemonade, but it does sound delicious.
If you’re new to the gin game, this could be an option, as the rose lemonade takes some of the bitterness out. It costs £1.25.
Greenall’s

(Picture: Waitrose)Greenall’s is one of the more established gin brands out there, and their pink grapefruit premixed can is a stunner.
Despite being from boujee Waitrose, you can grab three for £5, so it isn’t TOO steep.
Edinburgh Gin

(Picture: Tesco)
Tonic haters of the world will be happy to know this doesn’t have any.
It’s a mix of rhubarb & ginger gin liqueur infused with pure rhubarb and ginger and blended with fine ginger ale. Perfect for summer, basically.
Available at Tesco for £2 a tin, or buy three and get the fourth free.

Noki

This isn’t actually gin, and it isn’t actually in a tin.
Sober people need fun drinks too, though, and Noki have a 0.0% abv solution.
It’s only 60 calories per bottle, and also has the same flavours and botanicals as pink gin, so you can have all the enjoyment with no guilt.
MORE: Male contraceptive gel could soon become a reality
MORE: Aldi launches two new tinned fruity ciders for just 99p each

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here