The new pink gin you need at your summer party

The tipple is inspired by the Mediterranean

Updated on 10 July 2019

The new pink gin you need at your summer party

An essential element of a successful soirée in London is fine booze, and Salcombe Gin has released a new Mediterranean-inspired Gin just in time for the summer party season.

Available now, the Rosé Sainte Marie is a dry rosé gin with fragrant notes of fresh lemon peel and Provence herbs, which are complemented by the natural sweetness of red fruit and the distinctive perfume of white flowers and orange blossom carried on a sea breeze. Lavender and lemon verbena, along with a hint of white pepper, add subtle finesse. The gin has a fullness and intensity, while remaining smooth with a lingering softness to finish.

The gin takes its name from the historic Sainte Marie lighthouse which marks the Southern entrance to the Old Port of Marseille, from where 19th century Salcombe Fruit Schooners would load citrus fruits and herbs bound for England’s ports.

Sainte Marie is purposefully dry in style, with no added sugar, letting the consumer control their desired level of sweetness of their G&T through their selection of mixer and garnish. For the ultimate pink G&T using Salcombe Gin Rosé Sainte Marie, simply fill a large wine glass with ice and add a large measure of gin to three parts premium Indian tonic water. Garnish with a slice of strawberry to accentuate the bouquet of red fruit or a twist of fresh lemon peel to bring the fragrant citrus to the fore.  

Speaking about the launch of Rosé Sainte Marie, co-founder of Salcombe Distilling Co Angus Lugsdin said: “We’re extremely excited to launch this exceptional gin. With so many overly sweet and synthetically coloured gins in the market, we set out to elevate the category by creating a dry pink gin with no added sugar, a nod to the crisp and dry rosé wines from Provence. The recipe draws inspiration from the heritage and trading routes of the Salcombe Fruit Schooners and the citrus fruits and herbs they carried back to England.”

Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ (41.4% ABV) is priced at £40 per 70cl bottle and is available now at salcombegin.com, from the Salcombe Gin Distillery and at selected independent retailers nationwide.

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