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Six of the Best: Summer gins from Yorkshire

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Summer is upon us and what better way than to wind down in the hot weather than with a fruity gin and tonic, why not try one of these gins from Yorkshire this weekend?

1. Masons Gin, North Yorkshire

A selection of Masons' gin.

A selection of Masons' gin.

Mason’s Peppered Pear Gin is perfect for lazing in the sun and what’s even better is that it’s made right here in Yorkshire.

Distilled using traditional copper stills and in small batches, their gin has ensured quality.

Their original gin and their unique Yorkshire Tea flavour can be bought in Morrisons, Peppered Pear and Lavender can be bought from them directly.

The dry gin is limited edition and sure to sell quick.

Slingsby Gin and cocktail.

Slingsby Gin and cocktail.

Price: £39.99 for 70cl.

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2. Leeds Gin, Leeds City

A berry bliss in the form of their Summer Fruits gin.

Perfect for those lazy summer nights this sweet gin is infused with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and vanilla.

Whittaker's Gin.

Whittaker's Gin.

It includes ten botanicals, including juniper and coriander and is uniquely copper pot distilled.

Leeds is the home of this drink, it’s creator Sara Birkinshaw is proud that the gin is made in the heart of the city.

Served in many bars across Leeds, you won’t have to go far to try a taste of this homegrown tipple.

Price: £35 for 70cl.

Rare Bird Gin.

Rare Bird Gin.

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3. Whittaker’s Gin, Harrogate

The Pink Particular like many other popular gins right now has a rosy tint.

Which not only add’s to the Instagram factor but also feels exceedingly summery.

Made with pink peppercorns, hibiscus, and lemon citrus, this is certainly a flavourful drink.

The family-owned business is located in Harrogate and they use natural water from Nidderdale to distill their gins which gives them a unique taste.

Whittakers also offer Original, Navy Strength and Sloe flavoured gins.

Price: £35 for 70cl.

4. Brittains, Doncaster

These handmade gins are made by a married couple John and Fiona Raper in Sprotbrough, Doncaster.

They offer a rhubarb flavoured gin which is perfect for the Summer paired with a sparkling tonic.

This is a subtle gin, great for those who are not keen on harsh-toned beverages.

The couple also make a premium gin which has notes of juniper berry and citrus.

However, if your not a gin lover they also offer a range of homemade vodkas, raspberry, butterscotch and chili, and chocolate.

Price: £35 for 70cl.

5. Slingsby Gin, Harrogate

This gin is made with water which was once thought to have healing properties, many traveled to the Tweit Well for some relaxation and rest.

Slingsby's make a variety of Gins but their rhubarb flavour is perfect for the Summer months.

The rhubarb is sourced from the famous rhubarb triangle and local botanicals are used to craft this fruity drink.

There are subtle tones of raspberries and pink grapefruit.

Best enjoyed over ice with an elderflower tonic with a fresh fruit garnish.

Price: £39.90.

6. PudGin, Sheffield

Gin combined with dessert, could there be anything better?

Lemon drizzle, Chocolate Orange Fudgy, and Tiramisu, who could resist that?

The market is full of berry and rhubarb flavoured gins so these are truly unique and bound to bring a smile to any gin lover.

The Tiramisu pairs well with Baileys and is perfect for those warm Summer nights.

Lemon Drizzle is set to be a Summer favourite and goes great with a tonic of choice.

These exclusive tipples are only available at gin festivals and markets.

Bonus Gin: Rare Birds Gin

A gin with 11 botanicals, including fresh rosemary combined with fresh lemon, orange peel, green pepper, and cinnamon.

The flavour is that of Mediterranean herbs and citrus, with a subtle and smooth spice to finish.

Best served with a light tonic and garnished with pink grapefruit to draw out the citrus notes.

Rare Birds will be launching their second flavour of Gin this weekend in a delectable Rhubarb and Ginger.

Price: £37.99.

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