The thought of washing an Easter hot cross bun down with a swig of gin doesn’t really appeal to be honest. However there is a way to enjoy the two treats together.
Sweet, spiced hot cross buns are popular Easter treats in the U.K., traditionally eaten on Good Friday, and also enjoyed in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and India.
And gin — well, gin is enjoyed on any day of the year.
Combine the two of them and we have Hot Cross Gin courtesy of Gin Tales, who describe the drink as an “adult twist on an Easter favourite.”
Anything that includes the phrase “adult twist” is fine by us.
Hot Cross Gin contains fresh citrus fruit, sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg (but no added sugar), comes in a quirky potion bottle and, according to the manufacturers, is best enjoyed with “ice and splashes of tonic.”
As it contains real fruit the advice is to give it a shake before you drink it — the fruit sometimes settles — and drink it within three months of opening to enjoy it at its freshest.
At almost £30 a bottle of Hot Cross Gin is a lot pricier than the average Easter egg — but at least you know you won’t have to share it with your kids.
And if this whets your appetite for more fruity gin concoctions, Gin Tales’ other infusions include Raspberry and Mint, Lemon and Ginger, Raspberry and Rosemary, and Lavender.
Happy Easter. Hic.