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Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin

Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin

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Unpacking the Pink Revolution: A Deep Dive into Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin

The world of gin has long been dominated by juniper's crisp bite. But a splash of colour and a burst of sweetness arrived in the form of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin, a pioneer in the now-popular pink gin category. This detailed tasting note explores the essence of this vibrant spirit, offering everything you need to know about its flavour profile, perfect serves, and the story behind the revolution.

Aesthetics: A Feast for the Eyes

The first impression? A captivating blush. Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin boasts a translucent light pink hue, reminiscent of a summer sunset. The colour is natural, achieved through the infusion of real strawberries, and hints at the fruity delights to come.

On the Nose: A Symphony of Sweetness and Spice

As you raise the glass to your nose, a wave of unmistakable aroma greets you. The star of the show is, of course, the strawberry. It's a burst of fresh, ripe berries, like biting into a sun-warmed strawberry straight from the vine. But there's more to the story. Juniper berries, the backbone of any gin, peek through subtly, offering a hint of peppery spice that balances the sweetness. Balancing these primary notes are delicate floral scents. Imagine orange blossom dancing with lemon zest, adding a touch of elegance and complexity.

On the Palate: A Delicate Dance of Flavours

The first sip of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin is a revelation. It's surprisingly smooth and light, with a velvety texture that coats the tongue pleasantly. The sweetness is present, but not overpowering. It's the essence of ripe strawberries, balanced beautifully by the juniper's gentle spice. Hints of citrus dance at the edges, adding a touch of vibrancy. The finish is clean and refreshing, leaving a lingering sweetness that invites another sip.

Breaking the Mould: The Story Behind the Pink

Puerto de Indias has a fascinating origin story. Unlike many gins with a long and storied past, this one is a product of modern innovation. Legend has it that a master distiller, in an attempt to create a strawberry liqueur, accidentally added fresh strawberries to a new gin recipe. The result? A delightful pink gin that defied tradition and captured hearts (and taste buds) around the world.

The Perfect Serve: Unlocking the Potential

The beauty of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin lies in its versatility. Here are a few ways to unlock its full potential:

  • The Classic Gin & Tonic:  For a refreshing and uncomplicated serve, combine 50ml of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin with 150ml of your favourite premium Indian tonic water. Garnish with a slice of fresh strawberry and a sprig of mint for an extra touch of summer.
  • The Fruity Twist: Feeling adventurous? Add a splash of fresh fruit puree to your gin and tonic. Opt for raspberries, blueberries, or even a touch of peach for a delightful twist.
  • The Cocktail Canvas:  Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin is a fantastic base for crafting unique cocktails. Try a refreshing "Strawberry Smash" by muddling fresh strawberries and mint leaves in a shaker, adding 50ml of gin, 25ml of fresh lime juice, and 15ml of simple syrup. Shake well, strain over ice, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Beyond the Basics: Food Pairing Adventures

The delightful flavour profile of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin makes it a perfect partner for a variety of culinary delights. Here are some suggestions:

  • Sweet Treats: Pair the gin with light desserts like strawberry shortcake, panna cotta with a berry compote, or even a decadent slice of cheesecake.
  • Savoury Sensations: The sweet and slightly tart notes of the gin complement creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese. Serve with crackers and fresh berries for a delightful appetiser platter.
  • Spicy Delights: The sweetness of the gin can help tame the heat of spicy dishes. Enjoy a glass alongside Thai curries, Korean BBQ, or a plate of Sichuan dumplings.

In Conclusion: A Revolution in a Glass

Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin is more than just a pretty pink drink. It's a testament to innovation and a delicious exploration of flavour. With its perfect balance of sweetness, spice, and fruitiness, it's a gin that appeals to both gin aficionados and those new to the spirit. So, raise a glass to the pink revolution, and experience the delightful taste of summer in every sip.


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