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Let the fun be-gin! The best gins to try out on World Gin Day

Mix up your G&T routine with these tipples.
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You don’t need to twist our arms in order to put a gin in our hands – our tastebuds are ready.

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But given it’s World Gin Day, what better time is there to indulge in one our favourite spirits?

Whether you love the ol’ faithful gin and tonic combination but just want it with a little sugar or if you’re ready to expand your gin repertoire into something with different hints of flavour, we’ve rounded up our favourite gins for you to add to your shopping cart next time you hit up the bottle-O.

Warners gin
Warner’s Rhubarb Gin (Credit: Supplied)

WARNER’S RHUBARB GIN

Bored by the standard gin and tonic combo? Warners Rhubarb gin might be just the fix for you. Described as “fresh, tangy and sweet”, this bottle is made from one-third freshly pressed rhubarb juice. Try it with ginger ale and a blood orange garnish.

Buy a bottle here for $79.99

Lunar Hendricks gin
Lunar Hendricks Gin (Credit: Supplied)

LUNAR HENDRICKS GIN

There’s just something just so whimsical about this new gin release from Hendricks. Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is deeply floral and richly aromatic. It is an intriguing combination of the refreshing and the warm, designed to be shared and savoured on an evening as the sun goes down and the moon charges the sky. Try it with the classic soda mixer, a slice of cucumber and a sprinkling of cracked pepper (yes, really!) and it is absolute bliss.

Buy a bottle here for $89.99

Ampersand
Gin & range (Credit: Supplied)

AMPERSAND (&) GIN

Got a penchant for pre-mixed drinks? Try Ampersand’s gin & soda range. Started by  a couple of Bondi based-friends, Ampersand (&) aimed to create a low-sugar alcoholic beverage to suit wellness-conscious drinkers who didn’t want to miss out on the perks of a social life.

The Gin & range comes in Gin & Soda and Pink Gin & soda (a light wildberry flavour). Buy them individually for $6.49,  $22.99 for a pack of four or $109.99 per case of 24

Ink Gin
Ink Gin (Credit: Supplied)

INK GIN

Wondering what the purple/pink gin is that Margot Robbie was spotted enjoying just before her wedding in 2016? Photos of the delightful looking blue martinis went viral at the time and when punters discovered what it was, demand was high and the spirit completely sold out almost instantly. So what brand was the gin? The answer is a boutique gin called Ink Gin, produced in the NSW Tweed Valley by family-owned distillery Husk Distillers.

Buy a bottle of the purple “dry gin” here for $79.95 or opt for the red “sloe & berry gin” here

Four Pillars shiraz gin
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin (Credit: Supplied)

FOUR PILLARS BLOODY SHIRAZ GIN

Four Pillars Shiraz gin is a cult favourite for many drinkers, with shiraz grapes soaked in Four Pillars Dry Gin for eight weeks, giving it a distinct flavours. Try serving it on ice  with a slice of citrus or it the perfet cocktail addition,

Buy 700ml here for $81.90 or a 1L bottle for $119.99

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