A few blogs ago, we’ve reported how the world’s best whiskey can be found at Aldi’s, a global retail chain famous for its affordable range of in-house products from food to beverage and even household items.
We don’t know how much more excitement we can take but Aldi has just released an alcoholic beverage we are again dying to get our hands on - a limited-edition color-changing gin! Tragically, just as it was with Aldi’s award-winning whiskies, it won’t be available in the States, just yet.
The Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin, is actually Aldi’s second collaboration with the Scottish distillery, McQueen, and Aldi has high expectations for this one-of-a-kind, limited-edition alcoholic beverage. We are, too. If only we can try a glass of it, as well.
Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin
Yes, our hearts are broken that we are missing out on a tonic that could have given us hundreds of likes on our Instagram accounts. But first, the facts. Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin’s cerulean liquid dramatically turns a rosy pink hue when mixed in with other spirits or garnish.
But what makes this gin so magical that it not only makes us crave for its taste but its outstanding aesthetic qualities as well? But as whimsical as it sounds, there is actually a simpler explanation for it.
From Blue to Pink
So, how does the Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin actually change its colour? It’s definitely not magic nor is the gin made from harmful chemicals. In fact, the reason is actually more prosaic. It all boils down to the nature of one of the gin’s main ingredients, the Asian butterfly flower.
During the distillery process, the flower’s blue petals turn pink when their PH levels change. The shade of pink depends on what is added to the gin. In fact, according to McQueen’s co-founder, Dale McQueen: ‘Add a squeeze of lime first and see what shade of pink the gin goes, then add the tonic and it will change again.’
It sounds just about perfect, right? Imagine how impressed your friends would be if you serve them an awesome glass of gin and tonic with the Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin. We bet everyone’s Instagram and Boomerang apps will be busy capturing how the liquid quickly morphs from a gorgeous sapphire blue to a bright pink hue.
But what about its taste? You need not worry because the Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin is likewise distilled using “forest fruits” which gives it its wonderful and delicious fruity flavor.
More Than Just a Pretty Gin
This artisan’s delicious fruity flavor proves that not only is the Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin a sight to behold, it tastes just as great as it looks as well.
Unfortunately, Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin is only available in Aldi stores across Scotland where it fetches for £19.99 a bottle. But we can always dream, right?
Wines, especially the flavored ones, can get pretty expensive. There are two major reasons for this - the raw materials are costly, and wines are considered as “luxury” goods.
But here’s some good news. A great-tasting wine but reasonably-priced wine is now making its rounds in liquor shops across the country. Pumpkin Wine from a Wisconsin winery for as little as $13 a bottle. Finally, a wine that we can enjoy without us having to spend a fortune on.
Three Lakes Winery
Pumpkin Wine is manufactured by Wisconsin based winery, Three Lakes. Originally intended as a treat for a local annual Pumpkin fest during October, this smooth and sweet pumpkin-infused wine is now being sold all year round because of its popularity. So, no need to wait for autumn to get a taste of pumpkin goodness.
Three Lakes Winery is the second oldest winery in Wisconsin and well-known for its Original Cranberry Wine which they have been making since 1972. This family-owned winery makes unique and delicious wines made from all-natural fruits and berries so you don’t have to worry about any artificial flavorings in your favorite drink.
According to Three Lakes’ official website, Pumpkin Wine is made from actual pie pumpkins and share similar qualities with Chardonnay. Three Lakes Pumpkin Wine is great for relaxing moments or get-togethers any day of the year. It is so versatile; you can even enjoy it chilled during warmer seasons and a bit warm for colder weather.
Other Products by Three Lakes
Three Lakes take pride in their wide range of all-natural fruit-infused wines. From the original and best-selling Cranberry Wine and other cranberry-infused flavors to the berry-goodness of Blueberry, Rasberry, Blackberry, and even Elderberry wine varieties, there is a Three Lakes bottle that’s perfect for you.
Also, if you love chocolates as much as you love wines, you can also try their ChocoVine-flavored wines in Original, Vanilla, Dark, and Whipped Cream varieties. Check out their entire collection, here, to see which fruit-infused wine you would like to try next.
Aside from its all-natural ingredients and unique flavour, the best thing about Three Lakes Winery’s Pumpkin Wine is, of course, it’s reasonable price. At only about $13 a bottle, you can enjoy great-tasting wine that’s not only delicious but made healthier too, with no added artificial fruity elements.
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the nearest bottle shop in your area to see for yourself if this wine is as good as they say it is.
Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine is available in major liquor shops and retailers across the country. It is also available to order online. Try to score great discounts as well when you order in any of 6, 12, 24, or 36 bottles. Unfortunately, shipping has been restricted in some states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont because of government regulations.