Ginsin Strawberry 6 reasons we need more alcohol-free gin, not less
Ginsin Strawberry is the latest alcohol-free gin to hit the shelves. Well, I say hit the shelves. I am not sure my local supermarket would be alcohol-free if I stocked it myself in the middle of the night.
It might seem that the market for alcohol-free spirits is getting crowded. But hold that thought.
How often do you go into a bar or restaurant and find alcohol-free choices are on offer?
There is a long way to go. Currently, alcohol-free gin or spirit ( as gin officially has to have a certain alcohol percentage) is still an online offering.
So I entered the choice of Ginsin Strawberry with some interpretation.
Would it be that usual watery taste?
I was in for a surprise.
We need more choice, not less and Ginsin strawberry give you that
I don’t know about you, but there are hardly many choices out there that are slightly different.
Now I am a fan of Gordon Alcohol-Free offering.
But there comes a time when even you, as an alcohol-free drinker or someone cutting back, want more variety.
So I need a bit more choice!
Don’t let anyone tell you that the battle for more options is over regarding non-alcoholic options.
Ginsin Strawberry Alcohol-Free Gin is something new and refreshing and does taste very much like the real thing.
But without the alcohol, of course.
If you are like me and like good tonic water to mix with it, go for Fever-Tree.
If you are thinking of drinking it neat, I would advise against it.
However, you’re not granny, and it’s not Christmas day.
Anyway, it’s alcohol-free, so you will soon get bored of it.
Three flavours of Ginsin are done well.
Now, like you, I get the pink gin thing as it’s a bit showbiz.
But naming it Ginsin Strawberry is very clever.
The brand seems to underplay their so-called average gin flavour and go for Tangerine and the pink one.
Now I have not tried the tangerine option, but all the feedback I get is that the Strawberry Ginsin is better.
I don’t know about you, but I have never seen Tangerine do the crossover thing very well.
As a fruit, fine, but anything else falls short.
Although my Mum used to make fabulous tangerine gateaux, so I take it all back.
It’s your call, but there are three flavours, and the strawberry one gets my bet.
The labels of Ginsin Strawberry are boring but clear (and that’s good, right?)
The danger with this brand of Ginsin is that it passes you by, and the thing that saves it is not the label or the pictures but the reviews.
It is refreshing to have an alcohol-free drink so well labelled from a consumer point of view.
It is now available on Amazon.
If you want help knowing what is alcohol-free or not, I recommend the drinkaware website.
Plus, some alcohol-free drinks may have traces of alcohol, but the reality is there are many foods like orange juice that can contain a small amount of alcohol.
Alcohol-free is no more than 0.05% ABV
De-alcoholised beer is no more than 0.5% ABV
Low-alcohol beer is no more than 1.2% ABV
Alcoholic beer contains more than 1.2% ABV
Long drinks and ideal for a mocktail – yep Strawberry Ginsin
I mean, you like a mocktail, right?
But they can be laden with sugar, so it’s one to watch.
Alcohol-free gin does well on the calories front as you can mix it with a low-calorie mixer, and voila.
You are sorted
Even though they don’t overtly advertise their botanicals, this brand is big on them.
In addition to the Tangerine and Strawberry flavours, you will also find 12 botanicals in the gin, including coriander, orange blossom, hibiscus, lemon, cinnamon, and lavender.
As for the normal one, well.
It has a beautiful citrus aroma and a lively flavour, making it a choice mixer for tonic water and gin cocktails alike.
Social pressure goes away.
I have said it before, and I repeat it, but if you have something that looks alcoholic in your hand, the haters will go away.
And I know you thought this alcohol prejudice would be about the amount you drank.
Nope, it’s about your journey as someone who has gone alcohol-free or at least cutting back.
Once they have had a go at you not drinking, they turned it into you must have a problem, albeit in the past.
But once you have something in your hand, people tend to ignore you or get curious.
The Ginsin brand has Strawberry and Tangerine as an option to make this version more enjoyable.
A glass of this at a party and your status as an alcohol-free drinker will soon go away.
And for some reason, alcohol-free gin seems to have a more significant impact than non-alcoholic beer.
No idea why. Maybe it is related to your time on a park bench.
But, nope, it’s just thought.
It’s Alcohol-free, and there are fraudsters out there.
I mean, this gin is low in alcohol because you need less of it!
Come on, what do you take me for?
Your not that stupid, and neither am I.
The thing is that the alcohol-free gin market is exploding and we are not even allowed legally to call it gin.
It is as if you had plenty of these concerns to worry about as an alcohol-free drinker.
I mean, the alcohol-free hate brigade is out to get us.
However, some gin manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon and called it low alcohol because of the quantity you need.
So it is great to have new entrants in the market who label their gin 0.0%.
It’s clear for you and the other consumers who want to pursue an alcohol-free lifestyle.
Plus, we need flavour, and the strawberry one goes down a treat.
So will you try Ginsin Strawberry?
Look, I will be honest, this is not the most excitable brand out there.
It is a bit light on creativity. I hope that does not scupper their sales. I mean, you look at it, and it could have been designed in my back garage. No offence.
But what if it was designed this way?
Maybe that is their strategy all along.
You know what it is, and it does what it says on the tin.
It’s strawberry, and it’s alcohol-free gin.
I mean, the brand GInsin is clever, right?
But here is the magic.
They have got this alcohol-free spirit ( that is what I should call it) tasty and flipping good.
And I mean, it tastes great.
It might be one of the hidden secrets in the alcohol-free gin range
Maybe the designer of Ginsin strawberry knew what they were doing after all!
Let me know what you think of the Ginsin Strawberry or any of the Ginsin flavours.