About Flavored Gin

About Flavored Gin
All gins are flavored, however Flavored Gin is a white spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices) and additional fruit or floral flavors or essences. The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in Gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All Gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15.

Top Picks for Flavored Gin

Citadelle Cornichon Flavored Gin
93 points
Pickle Rick! Gin with a delicate pickle back.
Xibal Equinox Gin
92 points
A pretty application of adding an additional flavor to Gin without losing its essence.
Elephant Orange & Cocoa Gin
92 points
A delightfully pure and finesseful orange flavored gin that will be fun to experiment with in creative cocktail play.
Awards: 2022 Best Flavored Gin
Puerto De Indias Strawberry Flavored Gin
90 points
A pleasant strawberry Gin for making fruit forward cocktails.
Awards: 2024 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Flavored Gin
Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
88 points
A lightly floral and restrained Gin that will make successfully pretty drinks with vibrant hues for cocktails.
Magellan Iris Flavored Gin
88 points
The gorgeous faint blue color hints at the subtle flower tones and vibrant citrus at play over a restrained juniper back drop.
Las Californias Citrico Flavored Gin
87 points
Fun a for a citrus twist in classic shaken Gin cocktails.
Malfy Rosa Pink Grapefruit Gin
86 points
Grapefruit forward and pretty with just a touch of green on the finish; will be good in many cocktail applications.
Malfy Limone Flavored Gin
86 points
A pleasant and citrus forward Gin.
Ramsbury Single Estate Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin
86 points
Will be an interesting alternative in Sloe Gin applications to give a red berry forward essence.