Back in January, we asked our #Ginfriends what is the next thing they’d like to see from us. The overwhelming response: “flavours, flavours, flavours!” But what flavour? Well there could be only one choice. Inspired by our signature serve – Pickering’s Gin & tonic garnished with pink grapefruit – Head Distiller Matt Gammell set about creating our first ever liqueur using the trusty pink grapefruit and fragrant spice that has long been the hallmark of a perfect P&T.
Lusciously tart and tangy, Pickering’s Pink Grapefruit & Lemongrass Liqueur is blended with the soft, sweet citrus of real pink grapefruit. A twist on the classic French Pamplemousse style, our decadent and refreshing liqueur is lifted with lemongrass and Bombay botanicals. It adds a zesty spring to gin and tonic, cocktails or a simple glass of fizz.
In June, we headed up to the illustrious Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder to give attendees of the Brodies Tennis Invitational a sneak preview of our latest creation. The Invitational saw tennis champions Mark Philippoussis, Colin Fleming, Thomas Muster and former British number one Tim Henman battle it out for the final of the ATP Champions Tour. In between sets, avid tennis fans sipped and sampled the liqueur in cocktails pumped straight from our miniature fire engine, the EnGINe 47.
We even roped Tim and Colin in for a shift or two behind the bar to serve up some Pink Grapefruit fizzes. Good job their service is quicker on the court, because they built up quite a queue...
Pickering’s Pink Grapefruit and Lemongrass Liqueur is now available in our online shop, and at your local independent bottle shop. Scottish Ginfriends: do look out for bottles hitting the shelves at your local Sainsbury's from October 10th.