Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin By That Boutique-y Gin Company
Inspired by the tales of old, That Boutique-y Gin Company have resurrected one of the fruit gins and given it a 21st century twist - the result is “Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin”. Bottled at 40.1% ABV, the gin is made using whole, peeled pineapples that have been coated with demerara sugar and spit-roasted so that it caramelises.
The base gin has a classic recipe, with botanicals including: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cinnamon, Orris and Liquorice.
The two are combined and the result is a luxurious and devilishly indulgent liquid. The toasted sugar and caramelised pineapple are reminiscent of a pineapple fritter, whilst the brighter, juicer pineapple notes of the underlying fruit cry out to be mixed in tiki drinks.
Nose: The inside of a pineapple fritter - juicy, with a touch of zestiness and light caramel.
Taste: An indulgent harmony of flavours greet the tongue: a beautiful mix of sweet and sour pineapple and rich, sweet caramel.
Finish: Lingering sweet pineapple, as well as the dry, crisp freshness of the gin, inviting you back in for another sip.
Pineapple Gin is a surprisingly versatile drink and mixes well with a variety of ingredients. For a straightforward serve, fill a tall glass with lots of ice, add a measure of the gin before topping up with your favourite mixer, be that tonic, soda water. Grapefruit soda’s bittersweet flavours combine well with the tart sweetness of the gin.
Smoky Pineapple Sensation Recipe:
25ml Pineapple Gin, 25ml Dry Gin, 5ml Smoky Scotch/Whisky. Combine, shake with ice, and serve!