With so many types of gin on offer these days, picking just one to sip on with your tonic can be a difficult, overwhelming choice, so why not let your star sign guide you? If you’re someone who loves to check their monthly horoscope and always knows when mercury is in retrograde – and you also love a good G&T – the stars have aligned at Aldi with their just-launched range of astrology gins.
With four gins in the new Haysmith’s range to match the four different astrological elements: earth, air, fire and water, you can literally pick the best gin for you according to your star sign.
The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – if this is you, you want the Craft Gin No.1: Earth, which combines a delicate balance of Darjeeling tea and subtle citrus undertones. Aldi describes it as ‘an old faithful – perfect for any party, it’s certain to be a crowd pleaser.’ Best served with ice, premium tonic and a twist of lemon peel.
Aquarius, Gemini and Libra are all air signs, known for breezing through life with a live and let live mentality. If this is your star sign, then go for Craft Gin No.3: Air, with flavours of dulce seaweed and sea buckthorn for a refreshing and uniquely flavoured tipple – it’s anything but traditional. Perfect served with ice, premium tonic and twist of pink grapefruit peel.
The Craft Gin No.4: Fire is for, you guessed it, the fiery signs out there – that’s Aries, Sagittarius and Leo. Not for the fainthearted, this bottle of gin is infused with the heat of chilli and fragrant sweet Szechuan peppercorns, so if you like your drink with a kick, this is for you. Serve in a tall glass over ice and with tonic to cool the spice.
Lastly, for those who are water signs – that’s Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio – Aldi has introduced an alcohol-free gin. But don’t let the lack of booze put you off, Aldi describes the Craft Spirit No.2: Water as an ‘explosion of lemongrass, ginger and citrus’ which ‘makes for the ultimate refreshing summer drink’. Perfect for the designated driver of the night or anyone who fancies mixings things up with a mocktail. Simply top up with premium lemonade, citrus peel and plenty of ice.
Of course, it goes without saying that anyone can enjoy any of these gins, but injecting an element of astrology to our cocktail making sure is a delicious way to have a bit of fun with our drinks, plus they’ll make the perfect birthday present for anyone who feels a strong affinity with their star sign.
The Earth, Air and Fire Gins are £14.99 each, while the Water Gin is just £9.99 and they’ll all be landing in Aldi stores and online from 6 August.