The Story

This rather spectacular summer tipple combines two classic old-school flavours that you would find in an 18th century English hedgerow or garden. More recently however, the popularity of gooseberries has waned somewhat and their unique qualities don't seem to be valued as much as they merit. We think they're due a revival. To extract the wonderfully full flavour from these tart bearded berries we use a similar process to that of our Sloe Gin; first freezing the berries to break their skin and then macerating the fruit with our beautifully balanced London Dry Gin at 82% abv. We rest them for 7 days before adding an all-natural elderflower gomme to balance the tartness of the gooseberries. We think it's a match made in heaven, simply add tonic or try your hand at one of our suggested cocktail recipes.

20cl bottle - 40%ABV

Mother Goose

45ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin
25 ml Gooseberry and Elderflower Gin Liqueur
25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Dash sugar syrup
1 Egg white
1 Orange twist to garnish

Pour ingredients into a shaker and shake. Add ice and shake again. Fine strain into a Martini Coupe and garnish with an orange twist.

English Garden Zypher

25ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin
30ml Gooseberry and Elderflower Gin Liqueur
25ml Lemon juice
50ml Cloudy apple juice
Mint, cucumber and strawberry

Muddle a handful of mint leaves and 1 inch of cucumber in shaker. Add London Dry Gin, Gooseberry and Elderflower Gin Liqueur, lemon juice and apple juice. Shake vigorously with ice, and fine strain into highball glass over ice. Garnish with a cucumber spear, mint sprig and slice of strawberry.

Tasting notes

The Nose
Ripe peach and flowering orange blossom with tart green apple and fresh fruit salad

The Palate
Rich lemon meringue pie entwined with light floral and pear notes

The Finish
Pink grapefruit subsides to tangy Seville orange marmalade

6 reviews for Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur
  1. 5 out of 5


    One of my favourite gins to leave the Sipsmith Lab to date. Delicious with a dash of tonic!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Sipping mine just poured over ice…..Sensational! Can I order a large bottle please…….?

  3. 5 out of 5


    Simply delicious! So refreshing. Tried it with apple juice and cucumber and was really lovely. I’d also grab a large bottle of this! Thank you

  4. 5 out of 5


    We both thought this was absolutely delicious – really nice just with tonic.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Excellent flavour. Made the English Garden Zypher and was delicious. Thank you

  6. 5 out of 5


    Loved this gin so much! We enjoyed the English garden zypher and also just over ice with tonic. Sadly now it’s all gone! So refreshing in this hot weather!

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