Love is in the air...or so the media seems to say every year around February. However, the air is no longer the only place where love resides. Our local heroes of Hopkins Street have managed to bottle the elusive phenomenon to produce a delightful strawberry gin.
Lucy's Strawberry Gin is the newest in a long line of products produced by Hope on Hopkins, one of our favourite craft gin distillers. For those of you who aren't familiar with this local brand, Hope on Hopkins is The Mother City’s first artisanal distillery. Founded by wife and husband team Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk, the distillery aims to produce premium craft spirits by harnessing the amazing local products that the Cape has to offer.
Their extremely limited batch of Valentines-inspired gin can be distinguished from their other bottles by its unique and cheerful rosy hue. It is beautifully crafted, fruity gin that delivers in both aroma and flavour. Essentially the perfect cocktail ingredient for the warm and lazy afternoons characteristically experienced over the month of February. The rare gin can be found at the Hope on Hopkins tasting room, but you better hurry as this pink product is flying off the shelves.
Although Valentine’s Day can be polarizing it is important for us to focus on the core of this commercialized holiday. At its centre, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love and passion. The beauty of these powerful emotions is that they come in all forms, flavours and fashions. So whether you share the love with someone special, your friends or more importantly yourself, let's focus on the positive things that this month has to offer...starting with Lucy’s delicious strawberry gin.
"You always gain by giving love!"
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