Which gin goes with lime as a garnish? We give you whichgin.com’s best 5 gins for lime. In order…
- Sipsmith London Dry Gin
- Malfy Originale Gin
- Bombay Sapphire Gin
- Brokers Gin
- Roku Japanese Craft Gin
We recall as youngsters (old enough to legally drink youngsters) that there was always a debate about whether you should take your gin with lemon or lime. Times have thankfully moved on, and the choice is no longer as constrained. Indeed, the range of mixers and garnishes used with gin has expanded massively, and for the better.
However, we’re still fond of the humble lime. We think it’s a great accompaniment to many gins as the acidity can cut through some of the juniper notes. This is probably why the gin and tonic with lime has been so popular for so long after all.
So which gins pair well with lime?
We certainly like Roku Japanese Craft Gin with lime. There’s a few citrusy botanicals in Roku that work well with it. Worth trying a Roku with ice, lime and elderflower tonic. We also enjoy both a Broker’s Gin and Bombay Sapphire with ice, lime and tonic too. Both are reasonably priced, and were just made for an excellent G&T with a slice.
Our runner-up would be Malfy Originale Gin. Malfy with lime is one of the serving suggestions for this gin, and we certainly wouldn’t argue with that. It’s a crisp gin that works with the lime’s acidity. This fresh Italian gin will have you reaching for the holiday brochures.
Overall though, we think the best gin with lime is Sipsmith London Dry Gin. This is a great citrusy gin, and a simple Sipsmith gin and tonic, with ice and a slice of lime, just works really well.
Incidentally, in our A-Z gin reviews, we also thought that Sipmsith worked well with lemon too. Or a slice of orange. What was that about the range of garnishes increasing…
That’s our top 5 list of gins that go with lime. Let us know what you think by emailing [email protected] or commenting below. We’ve listed where you can get hold of these gins below too.