Distiller combines pink grapefruit and rose petals with Swazi rum

Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit and Rose Botanical Rum with tonic

Dutch distillery Spirited Union has extended its UK line-up of rums infused with botanical flavours with a new expression made with pink grapefruit and rose petals.

Using a rum from Eswatini, or Swaziland, in southern Africa, the new Pink Grapefruit & Rose Botanical Rum has been made by distilling the skin of blush-pink grapefruits to match the spirit’s refreshing floral character.

It is infused with blood orange for a bitter-sweet sour taste and vapour-infused with garden rose petals and elderflower to give an intense floral aroma. The fragrant petals and honey-scented elderflower produce sweet and tangy aromas of citrus and blossom.

Launched in the UK in time for Valentine’s Day, Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit & Rose Botanical Rum is the latest in a range of flavoured rums first introduced in 2019 by Amsterdam-based Spirited Union with the arrival of Spice & Sea Salt made with a cask-aged Barbados rum.

Others in the UK range include Queen Pineapple & Spice made with Panamanian rum, Sweet Orange & Ginger made with Jamaican rum, and Lemon & Leaf made with an agricole-style rum from Mauritius. Like Pink Grapefruit & Rose, they are all 38% ABV and come in 70cl bottles.

Pink Grapefruit & Rose Botanical Rum is available from Master of Malt, House of Malt and Amazon and has the recommended retail price of £27.50.

It is recommended for a simple serve mixed with tonic or lemonade over ice (pictured top), garnished with a slice of fresh pink grapefruit, or for a Blush Pink Daiquiri (pictured below).

Blush Pink Daiquiri
60ml Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit & Rose Botanical Rum
30ml Fresh lime juice
10ml Sugar syrup
5ml Grenadine
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a rose petal. 

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