We introduce to you, Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur. Yes, you read that correctly. Out of the world’s craze for gin in recent years, a gin made exclusively of unicorn tears has been created for our pleasure.
Want to know what it is, how it tastes and where to buy it? We'll make everything clear for you…
What is Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur made of?
Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur is made similarly to other types of gin. Its base ingredient is London Dry gin, which is mixed with sugar, herbs and spices. It’s important to note that this is a gin liqueur of 40% ABV. However, the specifics of its ingredient-mix are a closely held secret.
Obviously, the gin is made of real unicorn tears, but the creators are secretive of its exact recipe. Apparently, the unicorns are held in a secret location and live off a diet of citrus fruits, juniper berries, liquorice and coriander. Then, giant glittery tears are harvested during the process and added to the spirit. If you don't know what is gin, you'll know after drinking this stuff!
However, what makes this product truly unique is the addition of edible silver flakes. When swirled, these give the liqueur a unique iridescent shimmer that adds to its novelty.
Who makes Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur?
The novelty website Firebox are the creators of this unique gin liqueur and owners of the unicorns. It was launched in 2015 and managed to sell out in just two weeks.
If you want to buy this gin, then you can on the Firebox website at £29.99 for a 500ml bottle.
What does Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur taste of?
It’s described as ‘bittersweet’, however given that it’s a liqueur, it has a much sweeter taste than most gins. So, 'tart sweetness' would be the best description of the flavour. The combination of ingredients offers the palate a great symphony of flavours.
The magical gin liqueur still manages to retain the subtle flavour of spicy juniper berries. Strong notes of citrus fruits and a touch of Curaçao orange are also tasted in this gin liqueur. It’s perfect for those looking for a kick of tangy sweetness.
How to drink Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur
This shimmering gin liqueur can be enjoyed several ways and is very versatile. It can take the place of gin in many gin-based cocktails and can even be sipped on the rocks, for the gin aficionados reading this.
Below, we have listed some great twists of classic gin cocktails for you.
Unicorn Tears cocktails
The Unicorn Gin and Tonic and the ‘Cosmopolicorn’ are two recipes we would recommend and have listed below for the gin lovers. However, Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur can be used to create a ‘Unicorn Fizz’ and ‘Tears Collins’.
The Unicorn Fizz can be made with prosecco and lemon peel, whilst the Tears Collins uses fresh lemon juice poured over ice and topped with soda water.
Unicorn Gin and Tonic
The most popular way to drink Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur is to mix it with tonic water. It’s unlikely to replace the traditional recipe, but it’s a fun alternative and offers a sweeter touch.
- Unicorn Tears Gin 40ml
- Tonic water
- Fill a highball glass with cubed ice and pour 40ml of Unicorn Tears Gin in.
- Top up with tonic water and garnish with a lemon slice.
Learn more about the classic Gin and Tonic in this post here: What is a Gin and Tonic.
Mixologists have wasted no time bringing the Cosmopolicorn to life on cocktail menus. It’s a simple twist on the classic Cosmopolitan.
- Add all the ingredients listed above into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously for around 30 seconds.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a garnish of lime.
Since its launch in 2015, Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur has expanded to other styles. You will be able to discover a style similar to modern pink gin, which is made with succulent raspberries. Whilst a gin liqueur made with big juicy blackberries can also be found on Firebox´s website.
Disclaimer: No unicorns were harmed in the process.
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