With International Pineapple Day falling on 1 June, we take a look at some of the best fruity gins to toast the occasion with.

From a spicy pineapple and ginger gin liqueur to a Highland creation and an organic gin, there’s something for all looking for a gin with a difference this weekend.

Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur

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Described at jaw-droppingly refreshing Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger cleverly combines fiery ginger with Jawbox Small Batch Gin and finishes with the intense flavour of pineapple.

It can be drunk over ice, in fizz or as part of a refreshing Pineapple Collins cocktail. Simply pour 50ml Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur into an ice-filled hi-ball glass, add 15ml lemon juice and top with soda water, stir gently and garnish with an orange wedge.

Mór Irish Gin – Pineapple Edition

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Pineapple may seem a bit exotic when thinking of Irish gin but this botanical mix – featuring lime, bergamot, lemongrass and orange – complements the sweet taste of pineapple.

Ideal with a plain tonic or as part of a cocktail, it’s a perfect summer tipple.

Crossbill Pineapple Gin Liqueur

A Scottish addition to this fruity line up comes from Crossbill. which was the first gin to be produced using 100% per cent Scottish botanicals.

Mixing their gin with pineapple and botanicals such as ginger and thyme then ageing the spirit in former Pedro Ximenéz Sherry casks, this is one unique liqueuer which is ideally served neat over ice.

That Boutique-y Gin Company Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin

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To make Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, TBGC take fresh juicy  pineapples, coat them in demerara sugar, and then spit roasts and macerates them in premium quality gin.

Taking inspiration from the Victorian era when the pineapple was the symbol of hospitality and decadence, TBGC’s goes to eccentric lengths with their gin and events.

If you’re visiting London this weekend, you’ll get a free Pineapple Mule on arrival and a chance to tour London’s first Pineapple Gin Parlour and Museum.

Faith & Sons Organic Pineapple Gin

This fruit drink is from Manchester’s microdistillery, Faith & Sons and is made with organic pineapple and supporting botanicals.

Ideal as a dessert drink or used with a pudding, it’ll also work well in fruit juice and with classic mixers. Cheers!

Seagram’s Pineapple Twisted Gin

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Somewhere where you would expect a tropical drink – America, which is where Seagram’s gin originates.

This pineapple twisted gin is  subtle take on the classic gin and would make a very refreshing martini.

Carnoustie Distillery Pineapple Gin Liqueur 

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What was possibly the smallest UK distillery – Carnoustie started up in 2017 from a garden shed and produces flavoured rum, vodka and gin.

Their pineapple gin liqueur is crafted with care, with the entire process – including bottling and labelling – done by hand.

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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