The best gin for 2019
It's no secret that Mumsnetters love gin (we've even got an emoji for expressing our enthusiasm over on Talk) so we've rounded up the ultimate gin shopping list: from glittery liqueurs to non-alcoholic options, there's a G&T for every possible mood
(Bottles are 70cl unless otherwise stated)
Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin, £31.45
Rock Rose is made in Caithness in Scotland – in a traditional copper pot still named Elizabeth – using a collection of local and traditional botanicals. As well as the usual ingredients, it contains Sea Buckthorne, a silvery leafed shrub that grows along the local coastline and has a fruity, yet crisp, flavour.Buy it now
Firebox Unicorn Tears Liqueur, £29.99 (50cl)
Yes, this really exists. Firebox claim that this gin will help you “embody the purity, power and potency of nature's most sacred steed” – a claim crying out for being put to the test. This liqueur is as glittery as you'd expect a drink made from real unicorn tears to be. It'd make the perfect present.Buy it now
Hoxton Gin, £27.59
Hoxton Gin stands out from the crowd because it is flavoured with some rather unconventional botanicals: coconut, grapefruit, iris, tarragon and ginger. This combination of ingredients makes for a distinctly tropical flavour that will add a summery twist to a gin and tonic.Buy it now
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Anno Gin, £31.20
Anno is distilled in Kent using a secret blend of local hops and lavender from the award-winning national lavender collection at the Downderry Nursery, along with other flowers and samphire from the historic Romney Marsh.Buy it now
Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur, £14.39 (50cl)
This incredibly versatile liqueur has an intense rhubarb aroma and warming ginger aftertaste – plus, its delicate rose colour makes for some very pretty drinks. This liqueur works well with tonic, soda or lemonade, is excellent in cocktails, and can be added to a glass of fizz or simply served over ice.Buy it now
Bloom Gin, £20 (was £25)
Bloom is a delicately flavoured London Dry Gin; chamomile, pomelo and honeysuckle were chosen as the three key botanicals in order to evoke the natural flora of an English country garden. The creators recommend that you serve it with tonic water and strawberries rather than the traditional lime.Buy it now
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Tesco Finest Sloe Gin, £15
This Tesco Sloe Gin contains whole sloe berries and is flavoured with hints of cherry and almond. Sloe gin is traditionally a wintry drink – you can even mull it when the weather gets a bit colder – but add a dash to a glass of prosecco to enjoy this gin all year round.Buy it now
Sipsmith London Dry Gin, £22 (was £28.99)
Nearly 200 years ago, Sipsmith became the proud owners of the first copper pot distillery in London. Well established as one of the UK's top gins (with over 30 international awards under their belts), they must be doing something right. Whether you prefer a Martini or a G&T, Sipsmith works wonderfully in both.Buy it now
Seedlip Non-alcoholic Gin, £19.75 (was £27.95)
Fed up with super sugary soft drink alternatives to booze? Now you can enjoy a G&T even if you're not drinking. This non-alcoholic version from Seedlip is made like a gin with botanicals including allspice, grapefruit, lemon peel, cardamom, American oak and cascarilla bark. It's fresh, full of flavour and sugar and calorie free.Buy it now
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Copa de Ballon Gin & Tonic Cocktail Glasses, £14.99 for a set of 6
You can't serve an expertly mixed drink in any old glass. The long stem on these glasses is designed to ensure your drink doesn't get warm whilst the large bowls trap the aromas and flavours of your drink – the fact that they can accommodate large quantities of gin is just a happy coincidence.Buy them now
Pineapple Cocktail Shaker, £12 (was £36)
Take your stunt pineapple to the next level with this chic cocktail shaker from Oliver Bonas. Perfect for summer drinks and attractive enough to be a centrepiece – what's not to like?Buy it now
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