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Aldi Is Selling A Limited-Edition Colour-Changing Gin

Aldi Is Selling A Limited-Edition Colour-Changing Gin

The nation is currently in the midst of a gin invasion - a ginvasion, if you will.

Gin, once famed for being 'Mother's Ruin', is now the drink of choice for many younger people, resulting in a massive boom in the gin industry (gindustry, if you will - sorry, I'll stop) with flavoured gins, super strong gins and just really, really delicious gins flying off the shelves. Lovely.

Now, budget supermarket Aldi is stocking a colour-changing gin. Fancy.

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The Forest Fruits gin from McQueen Gin changes from a pale blue to pink when it comes into contact with any acidic mixer or garnish - so pour yourself a double, add some tonic, ice and slice and watch it magically change colour. It'll be like getting drunk at Hogwarts.

The 'magic' works because the drink is distilled with the blue petals of the Asian butterfly flower, which amazingly changes colour when the PH levels are adjusted.

The gin will set you back £19.99 and is currently only set to go on sale in Scottish Aldi stores, which is hard lines for those of us south of the border, but, as good an excuse for a road trip as I can possibly think.

Credit: McQueen Gin/Aldi
Credit: McQueen Gin/Aldi
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Dale McQueen, managing director and co-founder of McQueen Gin, said: "Not only does our new artisan gin taste great, but it also brings a little bit of theatre to gin o'clock. Perfect to share with friends, it's a delicious fruity gin with a difference.

"Add a squeeze of lime first and see what shade of pink the gin goes, then add the tonic and it will change again."

Graham Nicolson, group buying director, Aldi Scotland said: "We're always looking for new and innovative products, and this is a fantastic addition to our range of Scottish Gins. It is our second collaboration with artisan distiller McQueen Gin, and we're confident it is going to be very popular.

"We're proud to champion local suppliers and already have some more exciting collaborations with McQueen Gin in the pipeline."

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If coloured gins sound like you're thing but Scotland is a bit out of reach, Marks & Spencer currently stock a similar item, with its duo of British Rose and British Lavender infused gins, both of which also change colour when you add in some tonic.

Each costing £25 for 50cl, the British Rose dry gin goes from pale gold to a vibrant pink, while the British Lavender dry gin goes from purple to pink.

Featured Image Credit: Aldi/Fox

Topics: Aldi, Food, Gin, Alcohol, UK

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]