Skip the chocolate, have a gin instead…

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent some Mermaid gin to try*

It’s taken me a while, but I have finally converted the husband from being the occasional weak generic pub gin & tonic drinker to someone who enjoys craft and quality gin. I have been drinking gin and tonic for a long time (one day I will tell the story of my first g&t but that’s for another day) and it’s my preferred “grown-up drink” of choice. In fact, just after I gave birth to our first child and was at our last medical appointment before they sent us home from the hospital, and the midwife asked me if I had any questions, my first one was “am I ok to go home and have a G&T with my dinner tonight?” (she told me I wasn’t the first person who had asked that!)

We are big fans of Mermaid Gin, their beautiful pink version is a firm favourite with us and indulging in their Mermaid Gin in the stunning blue bottle is not something we feel is too challenging.


Hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight using ten ethically sourced botanicals, Mermaid Gin delivers a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire. A refreshing and invigorating serve, for the free-spirited.

The bottle in itself is beautiful and frankly an ornament in itself, to be put on display.

It’s contents are fresh, zesty, and although it’s described as peppery, it’s a very mild hint as you drink and incredibly pleasant. This works well with a plain and simple tonic water, so you can get the full flavours and appreciate your drink, although you can use a lemon or lime flavoured tonic too and it works well.

This gin would make a stunning alternative gift for someone from the usual standard ones and is perfect for anyone who appreciates craft gins, the finer things in life. Or it might be ideal for someone who has never tried new gin tastes and would like to be more adventurous.

My husband’s words when he tried this? Don’t bother buying me chocolate for Easter, this is perfect instead.

I think that is a win, from the man who never used to enjoy a decent gin…

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