It all came about after founder Stephen was told by doctors to stop drinking wine. Not quite ready to quit the sauce, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths.
He wasn't intentionally creating a pink drink, it's just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour.
G&J Distillers, one of the world’s oldest gin distilleries, was recruited to the cause. They produce the core spirit with five botanicals to their original recipe. They then macerate with a further three botanicals, including fresh raspberries grown locally to their rural base outside Cambridge.
Judging by our growing band of admirers, it certainly seems that people are ready for something a little unusual to tickle their taste buds.
Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with it’s delicate flavour appealing both to seasoned gin drinkers and recent converts.
Pinkster is deliciously dry, with a hint of fruit and an exceptionally smooth finish. There’s raspberry on the nose as the juniper comes through and then a slight spice that develops and lingers.
The perfect serve; Pinkster makes a refreshingly different Gin and Tonic; 50ml Pinkster, Fever-Tree tonic, build in an ice filled balloon glass, garnish with a raspberry and a sprig of fresh, well-spanked mint