Heston introduces Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin at Waitrose

Heston Blumenthal added a new gin to his Heston from Waitrose range yesterday (Monday November 20).

Billed as ‘perfect for gin drinkers looking for a quick and easy cocktail’, the Michelin-starred chef’s latest offering is a gin that requires no garnish.

The Heston from Waitrose Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin (£24.99/70cl) is an apple-based gin made using natural citrus botanicals including lemon verbena, lemon thyme, basil, eureka lemons, Persian lime and liquorice root, lemon peel and pink grapefruit peel. The supermarket chain says the beverage has ‘a fresh, summery aroma with a touch of lemon sherbet’.

Heston commented “Made with a magical twist of flavours and taste-tested to perfection, my new Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin is certainly set to play with your senses this Christmas.”

Waitrose spirit buyer John Vine added: “Gin has been enjoying a revolution recently, thanks to people experimenting while making their own cocktails at home. This gin is exciting because, in Heston’s own genius way, he has stripped back and analysed what defines a good gin and tonic. Every element in this gin works towards creating the perfect G&T.”

Heston recommends the Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin is served with “Mediterranean tonic water, ice, no slice”.

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