Heston and Waitrose unveil new Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin
Gin is, as we know, a very popular tipple.
Upmarket supermarket Waitrose announced, earlier this year, that its sales of gin increased by more than 20% in the previous 12 months, overtaking sales of all other spirits.
The UK has seen gin grow in popularity over the past few years, coupled with an increase in the number of small, local distilleries popping up across the country.
So, when news reached us that Heston Blumenthal had introduced a new gin to his Heston from Waitrose range in time for Christmas, our interest was certainly piqued - it’s a popular drink with the So Cheshire team (we’re very trendy, you know!)
Heston says it’s perfect for gin lovers looking for a quick and easy cocktail.
Famous for his intricate recipes and attention to detail, Heston’s latest offering is aimed at those who prefer the simple life - a gin that requires no garnish.
Packed with citrus flavours and unusual botanicals, the spirit needs nothing more than some tonic water and ice to create the ultimate lazy G&T.
The Heston from Waitrose Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin, (£24.99/70cl) is an apple-based gin made using natural citrus botanicals including lemon verbena, lemon thyme, basil, eureka lemons, Persian lime and liquorice root, lemon peel and pink grapefruit peel.
The gin has a fresh, summery aroma with a touch of lemon sherbert.
Heston Blumenthal said: “Who says making cocktails shouldn’t be easy?
“Made with a magical twist of flavours and taste-tested to perfection, my new Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin is certainly set to play with your senses this Christmas.”
John Vine, Waitrose spirit buyer added: “Gin has been enjoying a revolution recently, thanks to people experimenting while making their own cocktails at home.
“This gin is exciting because, in Heston’s own genius way, he has stripped back and analysed what defines a good gin and tonic. Every element in this gin works towards creating the perfect G&T.”
Heston recommends his new Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin is served with Mediterranean tonic water, ice, no slice.