It all came about when Pinkster's founder Stephen realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths.
He wasn't intentionally creating a pink drink, it's just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour.
G&J Distillers, one of the world’s oldest gin distilleries, was recruited to the cause. They produce the core spirit with five botanicals to the original recipe. They then macerate with a further three botanicals, including fresh, plump raspberries grown locally to Pinkster's rural base outside Cambridge.
Judging by Pinkster's growing band of admirers, it certainly seems that people are ready for something a little unusual to tickle their taste buds.
Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with a wonnderfully delicate flavour that appeals both to seasoned gin drinkers and recent converts.
As they say at Pinkster - "Welcome to the natural gin with a mischievous grin!"