Pink gin has been everywhere for the past 18 months and there are now loads of pink gins to choose from. But which is the best pink gin?

My BBC Weather app is telling me it’s going to be 37°C tomorrow in Tunbridge Wells! If that’s true, it’s time to refill those ice trays, get the tonic water in the fridge, and buy yourself a new bottle of pink gin.

But which one should you buy? Here are five of the best pink gins for summer 2019…

The Best Pink Gins

1. Pipehouse Pink Grapefruit & Thyme Gin

Launched in March 2019, Pipehouse’s Pink Grapefruit & Thyme Gin arrived with a flurry of interest.

Branded as “the pink gin that isn’t pink”, it’s actually 100% clear in colour! That’s because it’s a traditional London dry gin. So everything goes into the still. No flavours or colours are added after distillation.

The nose and palate enjoy plenty of pink grapefruit – but not so much that it overpowers the juniper. And the zesty and sharp flavours are accentuated by subtle hints of aromatic thyme.

This is a pink grapefruit gin for grown-ups. Proper gin drinkers. It’s full of flavour without being too sweet.

Altogether, a delicious and intriguing clear ‘pink’ gin!

2. Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin

This is a delicious pink gin!

Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo is very pale pink in colour but has plenty of fruity aromas. And it’s super smooth to drink.

If you’re looking for a pink gin that’s zesty, fruity and refreshing, you won’t be disappointed!

The bottle design doesn’t quite do it for me. But, saying that, they used to have a tall, thin bottle that I liked even less. So, at least they’re moving in the right direction!

3. Mermaid Pink Gin

A few months ago, Mermaid Gin went through a total redesign. Their new bottles and branding are exceptional!

I tried their pink gin at the recent Tunbridge Wells Gin & Jazz festival. I have to admit, at first, I thought I was drinking a strawberry gin liqueur!

It was super sweet, full of strawberries, and lacking any obvious juniper flavour. Not really my cup of tea (or my glass of gin and tonic, you might say).

But if you’re more into ‘strawberry-flavoured spirits’ than ‘juniper-flavoured gins’ you’ll love this. And the bottle is beautiful!

4. Pinkster Raspberry Gin

If we’re discussing pink gin, how could we forget the gin that has based its whole brand around being pink!

Pinkster gets its pink colour from the raspberries that are steeped in the gin after it comes out of the still. Those raspberries also give the gin a slight raspberry flavour.

And here’s the really cool part… Pinkster also sell the boozy raspberries on their website! Nothing goes to waste. You can even enjoy some “mildly alcoholic” gin jam.

5. Malfy Gin Rosa

We’ve got a bottle of Malfy Gin Rosa in our growing gin collection right now.

It’s a pretty decent pink gin. Our guests enjoy it. And it’s packed full of delicious pink grapefruit flavours!

Unfortunately, if you’re more of a traditional gin drinker you’ll probably notice that it isn’t very “juniper-y”.

Well, here’s what you can do about that…

When making myself a G&T, I like to mix a single shot of Malfy Gin Rosa with a shot of a more classical gin – Bombay Sapphire works well. Much better!

If you like gin, you should check out my blog post highlighting five Hendrick’s Gin alternatives… The 5 Best Cucumber Flavoured Gins.