This month’s gin came about when founder Stephen Marsh realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. Stephen is from Cambridge which is north of London. A keen forager and maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to gin and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths. He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour.
With the recipe developed, pals started encouraging him to go commercial. It was 2012 and he was working as financial controller for a fairly large company. After positive feedback from tastings at events and food fairs, Stephen took the plunge, quitting his job as a bean counter and ending his London commute, whilst reassuring his long-suffering wife that it would all come good in the end!
Over the intervening years, thirst for Pinkster gin has grown and from humble beginnings it is now recognised as one of the leading premium gins in the UK. Stephen still personally oversees the production, ensuring consistency from batch to batch of fresh fruit. Once the gin has been infused with fresh raspberries, they are then turned into Gin Jam which is also sold under the pinkster brand.
Real fruit is at the heart of this gin and the team have developed over 16 different cocktails to make with Pinkster Gin. A few of them include prosecco, so we’ve designed this month’s gin box with prosecco based gin cocktails in mind!
You’ll also be wondering why there are two bottles of gin in your gin box. It’s summer and you might like to share some gin love by gifting a neighbour or friend a bottle of Pinkster – so this way there is one for you and one for them! It is also just a little different than previous gin boxes and we are constantly searching for something different!
Raspberries, Juniper, Cardamon, Angelica, Cassia Bark