Raspberry Gin: How To Make The Best Pink Gin

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by Craft Invaders
1 Litre
15 min

This Raspberry Gin is my most popular gin infusion by far. Not only does it taste delicious, but this pretty pink gin also has a gorgeous colour, and it is a pleasure to drink.

The secret ingredient in this particularly raspberry gin is fresh mint. The flavour of the mint compliments the raspberries and gin perfectly, and the combination makes a fantastic gin and tonic.

What you need to make our Fabulous Raspberry and Mint Gin

  • 500g Raspberries
  • Caster sugar
  • Fresh Mint
  • 1 litre Gin

Glass Jar (Amazon affiliate link) big enough to hold all the raspberry gin recipe ingredients. It needs to seal well enough that you can get away with giving the infusing gin a shake without it all leaking out. You will also need some pretty glass bottles (Amazon affiliate link) for bottling the raspberry and mint gin when it is ready.

I can’t stress how easy it is to make fruit spirits. Whether your gin infusion ends up as a flavoured gin or a fruit liqueur really just depends on how much fruit and sugar you add, and how long it is infused for.

How to make a Raspberry Gin

Add the caster sugar to the raspberries in the jar. I use about 100grams per 500grams of Raspberries. You can leave the sugar out if you prefer a less sweet drink. Alternatively, add sugar syrup to taste once the fruit spirit has matured.

Throw in a couple of handfuls of fresh mint. I use a spearmint one from the garden.

Top up with the Gin (I use supermarket own brand London Gin). I don’t usually bother sterilising my jars for fruit alcohols as I believe the spirits have a high enough alcohol content to kill any bacteria, so I just go for ‘dishwasher clean’.

Give the jar a good shake and store in a cool dark place. Shake the raspberry gin each day for the first week. Leave to mature for at least a month. You will notice that the colour leeches out of the fruit making a delightful pink gin as time goes on.

Taste the raspberry and mint gin regularly and when you think it is ready (I usually leave mine for about 4 weeks) strain the fruit through butter muslin and bottle.

This photo below shows me doing this with Blackberries I picked back in September that have been steeping in Vodka.

Finally, serve your pretty pink gin any way you fancy. I love this particular gin infusion as a long gin and tonic with lots of ice. If, like me, you love a pink gin, you might want to check out our amazing colour changing Himalayan Balsam Gin over on our blog.

Raspberry and mint gin will keep for about a year stored in a cool dark place.

Raspberry Gin: How To Make The Best Pink Gin
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  • 1  Litre
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 500grams (about 18 ounces) Raspberries
  • 100 grams (abount 4 ounces) Caster sugar
  • Handful of Fresh Mint
  • litre Gin
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  • Jeannie Carter Jeannie Carter on Apr 25, 2021

    can you use vodka or whiskey instead?

    • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Apr 25, 2021

      You absolutely can. It's delicious with vodka but I can't comment on whiskey as I haven't tried it. I do know, however that blackberry whiskey is particularly good. Good luck with your infusions :)