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Pink is everywhere in our world of drinks and that doesn't look set to change any time soon as one in four consumers regularly 'drink pink', here's a collection of perfectly pink hues that will be sure to fly off your bar!

When you think of pink spirits, our minds are instantly drawn to gin... however, kicking us off in a flurry of flavour is Black Cow's Strawberry Vodka. A beautifully smooth and easy drinking vodka that is made from locally sourced, leftover or misshapen English strawberries that would otherwise go to waste. Pressed and combined with Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka this is the taste of summer with delicate, honeyed floral notes. Delicious poured over ice or even with a splash of soda.


According to CGA data, on-trade sales of gin were worth £1.42 billion in the 12 months to mid-May 2019, we've seen a lot of distillers produce pink gin, here are a handful of our favourites.  

As the veritable pink pioneer, Pinkster are busy encouraging gin lovers to focus on the flavour rather than just the colour of their fruity spirits. The core Pinkster Gin is distilled to their own recipe before they macerate with an additional three botanicals, including raspberries. Best of all, they recycle them, albeit slightly intoxicated, as Gin Jam, and Pinkster Royale, the perfect way to pimp up a prosecco, guaranteed to give your cocktails a delicious raspberry hit.

For a deeper rose hue  experience have you tried Edinburgh Gin's Bramble and Honey? A naturally flavoured gin that is rich and fruity with a warmth from the honey - a truly heavenly gin. Alternatively, their Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is a lighter pink with just as much flavour. Edinburgh classic gin is infused with tangy rhubarb and stem ginger to create a perfectly balanced and refreshing taste.

For refreshing G&T's serve with Indian Tonic Water, or for a twist try with Yuzu Tonic or Ginger Ale!

Inspired by their home on Falls Farm, Warner's Pink Raspberry Gin has been crafted to embody the bounty of the British countryside, with fresh raspberry and blackberry juice in every bottle and hand-picked elderflower from their farm hedgerows. Warner's rely on the generosity of nature: growing botanicals on the farm, as well as foraging botanicals from the surrounding countryside. Launching in partnership with People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), they are working hard to improve their local landscape through active conservation. Warner's Raspberry Gin is a platform for the distillery to raise awareness, protect their countryside and the creatures living within it, working tirelessly with PTES to safeguard the 130 conservation priority species that rely on hedgerows for food and shelter.

For a perfect G&T, serve Warner's Raspberry Gin with Fever-Tree Indian tonic water, garnish with a few blackberries and a sprig of fresh mint then raise a glass: to craft, to the land, to laughter, and loved ones.

    


The value of soft drinks and mixers sales is growing at a much faster pace than volume. February, as the month of love, offers the chance to tap into premium and pink cocktails whilst you benefit from customer's trading up.

Belvoir are hot on the premium trend with the newest addition to their juice range, Pink Lady® Sparkling Apple Juice. Combining the growth of apple juice and premiumisation - the clue's in the name - Belvoir have not just used any old apple juice, they've used the UK's Number 1 fresh produce brand, Pink Lady®. Along with a dash of elderberry juice to enhance the pinkness of the drink placing it right on trend.

Made with 100% fruit juice and no added sugar this deliciously pink soft drink is fresh with sweet green aromas and a fabulously refreshing crisp, sweet apple flavour from blending both clear and cloudy apple juices only from Pink Lady® apples. The drink is an attractive warm pink with a slight natural cloud.

 

Botanically brewed isn't a trendy label Fentimans use for marketing, it's the technique they use to make their premium drinks. Top of their lemonades is Fentimans iconic Rose Lemonade, made with pure Otto rose oil from the world-famous Rose Valley in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. They blend a small amount of this oil with lemon juice to add an unrivalled depth of flavour, creating a ravishing soft drink.


With a hint of fizz, Luscombe Bubblies offer a delicate balance of sweet and tangy flavour. Their Damascene Rose Bubbly is a beautiful pink alternative to Champagne with its heady aroma of rose petals that marries with Muscat grape and lemon juice - delicious and delicate.

 

For an array of pink drinks, Luscombe Fruit Crushes are crammed with succulent fruit flavours that will captivate your customers during the month of love. We have their Raspberry, Rhubarb and Strawberry crushes in stock and ready to buy now. 

  

Dalston's range of seltzers and their newest addition, Alcohol Free Rhubarb G&T are fantastic adult alternatives to alcohol whilst remaining on-trend. 

Under 40 calories a can, both Dalston's Cherry and Rhubarb' pink drink' seltzers contain real fruit, distilled botanicals and sparkling water for a clean but complex drink. Importantly for Dalston's you won't find any artificial sweeteners or any nasties in any of their drinks. Theirs is soda with soul.

Whilst Dalston's rhubarb flavoured sparkling Alcohol Free G&T is made using real rhubarb juice providing a tart, fruity note to their blend of juniper, coriander and lemon balm botanicals. Nicely balanced with bitter quinine and plenty of fizz.

BumbleZest was born out of a Battersea kitchen, crafting recipes using natural ingredients from around the world. Each recipe is designed to help deal with the rigours of modern life and to taste great. 

Their Flourish and Flow is a sparkling water herbal drink with Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender infused with other botanical extracts, perfect for your busy customers who are on the go.

 

The London Essence Company uses traditional distillation techniques to create light and elegant drinks for the modern world. Their Pomelo and Pink Pepper Tonic Water is refreshingly light with a burst of citrus flavour, it's the perfect way to enliven citrus forward gins for an added pink lift. 

If a pink soda is more what you are looking for, London Essence Rhubarb and Cardamom soda is a great choice. Crafted from a combination of the earthy tartness of rhubarb and a soft sweetness of distilled cardamom essence, lovely over ice or added to vodka or whiskey.



Raise a pink glass of Wignac Rose Cider this month. This natural cider was created by four siblings in honour of their great-grandmother the Marquis de Wignacourt to develop cider into a luxurious and healthy drink.

Wignac Rose Cider is naturally sweetened apple cider with the addition of grape juice to make its pink colour, which isn't too saccharine. Delicious on its own, paired with food or in a cocktail it's a versatile cider. For February, Wignac Rose Cider is on special offer, 8% off each case list price!

As the first Rose cider brand to the market, Thatchers Rose is a sweet sparkling Somerset cider made with a blend of naturally sweet, rosy-red dessert apples including Cripps Pink, Fuji and Gala to create a deliciously sparkling cider bursting with fruity apple flavours. 

Created from an obsessive fascination by Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià and their team with Latin cuisine. Malquerida is a fresh red beer that's a style of its own who's ideal partner is delicious, spicy, strong and sharp dishes. Spice up this month of love with a new red brew.

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