There’s no better way to unwind after a week of work than by sitting down with a lovely glass of chilled gin combined with a delicious bar of chocolate. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? So, we’ve paired up with our friends over at Glaswegin to give you this pairing guide!

Gin and Chocolate Pairing

Gin and chocolate might not seem like an obvious duo, but trust us, they’re a match made in heaven! To really get the most out of this pairing, take your time and enjoy each flavour to the max. We recommend starting by sipping the gin and savouring all its complex flavours. Then, give it a second before diving into the chocolate. Let it melt slowly in your mouth, revealing its richness bit by bit, while the gins botanical vibes stick around. This way you’ll have the ultimate sensory experience, making both treats even more delicious.

Now that we know how to best pair the two together, let’s look at some delicious flavour combinations…

Tequila Cask Gin and Isle of Sky Sea Salt and Lime Milk Chocolate

The sweet creaminess of milk chocolate perfectly complements the citrusy spice of gin. We love Glaswegin’s Limited Edition Tequila Cask Gin. This gin features notes of black pepper, sandalwood, nutmeg, and fennel lead to an herbaceous finish of pine dill, and coriander.

So, now that we have our gin, let’s grab our chocolate! To complement the spice of the Tequila Cask Gin, we recommend a sweet and savoury chocolate. Why not try COCO Chocolatier’s Isle of Skye Sea Salt and Lime Milk Chocolate! Crafted with sea salt from the Isle of Skye, and paired with a deliciously zesty lime flavouring, this bar perfectly complements the spicy and earthy flavours of the gin.

Raspberry and Rhubarb Gin and 61% Colombian Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate features a more bitter and dry texture, making a sweeter gin the perfect pairing to complement the chocolate. Glaswegin’s new Raspberry and Rhubarb flavoured gin makes for the perfect starting point to select our chocolates.

This elegant pink gin boasts delightful tasting notes of warm raspberry jam and candied rhubarb, making it a perfect choice for those with a sweet tooth.

Now, onto selecting our chocolates. COCO Chocolatier’s 61% Colombian Dark Chocolate wonderfully enhances the gin’s sweet flavour’s, offering herbal notes and light acidic tones for a balanced experience. Additionally, why not try COCO’s Sweet Mint Dark Chocolate? With its fresh mint and herbal flavour complemented by a 61% cacao content, it provides an ideal balance to the gin’s sweetness.

Original Gin and Passion Fruit Dark Chocolate

Finally, no pairing guide would be complete without a classic match – that’s why we suggest Glaswegin’s multi-award-winning Original Gin. This gin caters to those who appreciate a dry, classic profile. Boasting notes of juniper and lime, it offers a refreshing twist with hints of delicate orange flower, locally sourced milk thistle and a hint of pink peppercorns.

To perfectly complement the classic flavour profile of this gin, we recommend the COCO Chocolatier’s Passion Fruit Dark Chocolate. With its exotic burst of citrusy passion fruit flavouring, this chocolate makes for the ideal sweet accompaniment to the gin’s dry, classic notes.

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