gin garnish guide - As recommended by the brands themselves

Find the perfect serve for your G&T

Gin & Tonic
recommended garnishes

While some garnishes generally won’t go with a certain gin, in most cases it’s all down to personal taste. A garnish can take a gin down a certain path, and flip it on its head with another. We’d recommend experimenting to find what works for you.

However, to help get you started we’ve sourced the recommended pairings from the brands themselves. We’re constantly adding to the list so keep checking back, or bookmark it for easy access!

23 of the world’s best gins to try in 2023

A list of 23 of the best gins to try in 2023, all tried and tested by From the Gin Shelf. Find various styles including London Dry, Old Tom, Navy and ‘pink’.


1606 London Dry Gin – cucumber or lemon
1881 Hydro London Dry Gin – pink grapefruit wedge
1881 Hydro London Dry Gin – orange peel (and a dash of angostura bitters)
1881 Pavillion Pink Gin –fresh raspberries and mint


Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin – lime
Adnams Copper House Dry Gin – orange zest
Alnwick Gin – lime and fresh mint
Anno Kent Dry Gin – samphire and lime
Arbikie Kirsty’s Gin – 6 blueberries and lemon twist
Arbikie AK’s Gin – Sprig of fresh thyme and orange zest
Avva Gin – lime and juniper berries
Aviation American Gin – lemon and lime


Bardowie Gin – dehydrated clementine
Barra Gin – wedge of pink or red grapefruit
Batch Premium Gin – crushed frozen raspberries and lime peel
Bedrock Gin – slice of lime and fresh basil Beefeater 24 – grapefruit
Beefeater London Dry Gin
– lemon and orange
Biggar Gin – orange peel
Bimber Gin – slice of lemon
Blackwoods 60% Limited Edition Gin – slice of pear
Blackwoods Vintage Dry Gin – slice of pear
Bloom Gin – strawberries
Blue Slate Gin – slice of orange
Boë Superior Gin – orange
Boë Violet Gin – blueberries or grapefruit
Bombay Sapphire – lime wedge 
Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru – lemon peel
The Botanist Gin – lime
Brentingby Gin grapefruit wedge and a sprig of rosemary
Brilliant Gin – pink grapefruit
Brighton Gin – orange
Brockmans Gin – grapefruit peel and blueberries
Broker’s Gin – lemon or lime
Brooklyn Gin – lime
Buffel Gin – grapefruit and basil leaves
Bullard’s Coastal Gin – lime peel and blackberries
Bullard’s Old Tom Gin – lemon peel
Bulldog Gin – pink grapefruit and lemon peel Burleighs Distiller’s Cut Gin – pink grapefruit and rosemary
Burleighs Export Strength London Dry Gin – orange and basil leaf
Burleighs Leicester Dry Gin – lemon and thyme
Burleighs PINK Edition Gin – pink grapefruit
Byron’s Melancholy Thistle Gin – red grapefruit (with sparkling mineral)
Byron’s Bird Cherry Gin – lemon, or frozen blueberries with a dash of lime juice


Cairngorm Gin – a slice of green apple, a raspberry and a blackberry
Campfire Gin
– rosemary or fresh orange
Caorunn Gin – apple
City of London Dry Gin – pink grapefruit
Chapel Down Bacchus Gin – grapefruit wedge & rosemary
Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin – fresh raspberries
Chinnery Gin – pink grapefruit peel
Colonsay Gin – orange peel
Copeland Raspberry & Mint Gin – raspberries and a sprig of mint
Copeland Rhuberry Gin – lemon twirl and juniper berries
Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 1 – lemon peel and a single mint leaf
Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 2 – a single mint leaf (with Fever Tree Elderflower tonic)
Cotswolds Dry Gin – slice of pink grapefruit and a fresh bay leaf
Cuckoo Gin – orange peel and fresh ginger
Cucumber Gin – coriander and mint


Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin – samphire or lemon
Daffy’s Gin – lime
Dancing Cows Lymington Gin – lime and pink peppercorns
Death’s Door Gin – orange and mint
Defiance Navy Strength – pink grapefruit
Defiance Premium Gin – orange
Defiance Wild Rose Gin – strawberries
Dundee Classic Dry Gin – grapefruit
Dyfi Original Gin – bruised juniper, twisted lime peel and a sprig of dill or fennel
Dyfi Pollination Gin – torn mint leaves, bruised juniper berries and a twist of unwaxed lemon peel


Eccentic Cardiff Dry Gin – orange and rosemary, or cucumber
Eccentic Madam Geneva Gin – orange
Eden Mill Golf Gin – brambles and fresh basil
Eden Mill Hop Gin – fresh red chillies
Eden Mill Love Gin – raspberries
Eden Mill Oak Gin – orange
Eden Mill Original Gin – grapefruit or lime
Edinburgh Gin 1670 – fresh basil leaf
Edinburgh Gin Classic – orange peel
Edinburgh Cannonball Gin – lemon
Edinburgh Christmas Gin – orange
Edinburgh Seaside Gin – fresh thyme and a grapefruit twist
eeNoo Gin – fresh raspberries or strawberries
El-Gin – raspberries and red apple
Elephant Gin – apple
Empress 1908 Gin – grapefruit
Esker Gin – orange zest


Firkin Original – neat over ice with a twist of orange peel
Fisher’s Gin – rosemary and pink grapefruit
Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin – kaffir lime leaf and fresh ginger
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin – orange
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin – grapefruit
Four Pillars X Hernö Dry Island Gin – slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme


G’Vine Floraison – grapes or raspberries
Garden Shed Gin fresh blackberries and a spring of rosemary or lavender
Garden Swift Gin – orange
Geranium 55 – geranium leaf or pink grapefruit
Gilt Gin – lemon
Gin David – orange slice and 1/2 vanilla stick
Ginerosity Gin – fresh mint
GlenWyvis GoodWill Gin – toasted orange peel and bruised coriander
Gordon Castle Gin – fresh mint, lemon and lime
Granite North Gin – grapefruit peel
Greensand Ridge Dry Gin – a few juniper berries and a fresh bay leaf


Half Hitch Gin – orange peel
Hampshire Autumn Hedgerow Gin – blackberries and mint leaves
Hampshire Summer Garden Gin – strawberries and basil leaves
Harrogate Gin – cucumber or pink grapefruit wedge
Hawthorn’s Gin – lemon or lime
Hayman’s Exotic Citrus Gin – basil and orange
Hayman’s Family Reserve Gin – lime wedge Hayman’s London Dry Gin – lemon peel Hayman’s Old Tom Gin – wedge of lemon and lime
Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin – lime peel
Hendrick’s Gin – cucumber
Hernö Gin – lemon peel
Hernö Old Tom Gin – lemon peel
Highclere Castle Gin orange slice and rosemary sprig
Hidden Curiosities Aromatic London Dry Gin – yuzu / pink grapefruit peel / pink peppercorns and green cardamom pods
Hidden Curiosities Aranami Strength Gin – citrus twist / sliced pear and a sprinkling of dried barberries / Japanese sour plum, strawberry, or golden kiwi / shiso leaf dusted with crushed sansho pepper
Highclere Castle Gin – orange peel and rosemary sprig
Hills & Harbour Gin – fresh mango
House of Elrick Gin – orange zest
Hoxton Gin – lemon
Hrafn Cranachan Gin fresh raspberries
Hrafn Thought & Memory Gin – twist of lemon
Hrafn Valhalla Gin twist of lemon peel
Hrafn Valkyrie Gin twist of lemon or lime peel


Imagic Gin – lemon peel
Ink Gin – strawberries and rosemary
Isle of Harris Gin
– red grapefruit
Isle of Barra Gin – grapefruit


Jarrold’s Gin – grapefruit
Jensen’s Bermondsey Dry gin – lemon wheels (with Fentimen’s Rose Lemonade)
Jensen’s Old Tom Gin – a sprig of rosemary
Jodhpur Gin – pink grapefruit or apple


Kelso Elephant Gin – orange slivers or a slice of lime and a nub of fresh ginger
King of Soho Gin
– pink grapefruit
King’s Hill Gin – slice of grapefruit
Kinrara Highland Dry Gin – twist of orange peel
Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin – twist of orange peel
Kokoro Gin
 – fresh ginger and lemon
KURO Gin– fresh mint leaves and a slice of ginger (with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil soda)
Kyrö Gin – fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary


The Lakes Ginpink grapefruit
The Lakes Pink Grapefruit Gin – no garnish
Langley’s Gin
 grapefruit and fresh basil
Leeds Gin – orange peel
Leith Gin – lemon
Lilliard Gin  – orange rind
Lind and Lime – no garnish
Loch Ness Gin – kiwi fruit
Lonewolf Gunpowder Gin – orange peel and ground black peppercorn


Mackintosh Gin – grapefruit
Makar Gin
– fresh green chillies
Manchester Three Rivers Gin – dried apricot and fresh rosemary
Manly Spirits Gin – slice of orange and pepperberry leaf
Martin Miller’s Gin
– strawberry and black pepper
McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin – cinnamon stick and orange peel
McQueen Super Premium Dry Gin – grapefruit and lime peel
McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin – strawberry and grapefruit peel
Melbourne Gin Company – grapefruit zest
Mermaid Gin – juniper berries, a sprig of samphire or a ribbon of cucumber
Mermaid Pink Gin strawberries, lime and mint
Moon Gin – orange zest


NB Gin – orange or grapefruit
Never Never Ginache Gin – orange wedge
Never Never Juniper Freak Gin grapefruit and rosemary
Never Never Southern Strength Gin – lime wedge and mint sprig
Never Never Triple Juniper Gin – lemon wedge and sprig of thyme
No.3 London Dry Gin – pink grapefruit
Nordés Gin – white grapes


Old Bakery Gin – various, see their website for suggestions
One “Sage” Gin – 3 apple slices and a fresh sage leaf
Ophir Gin
– fresh ginger or orange
Orkney Johnsmas Gin – red apple or lime
Orkney Mikkelmas Gin – orange and fresh ginger


Persie Zesty Citrus Gin – mint and lime peel
Pickering’s Gin
pink grapefruit wedge
Pickering’s Navy Strength Gin – lime edge
Pickering’s Original 1947 Gin 1947 – orange wedge
Pinkster Gin –
raspberry and fresh mint
Plymouth Gin – lemon or lime
Poetic License Northern Dry Gin – pink grapefruit
Pothecary Gin – lemon peel
Pothecary Trinity Gin – bergamot, lemon or orange


Red Door Gin – raspberries or slice of grapefruit
Rock Rose Gin
– orange peel or fresh rosemary
Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition – goji berries and slice of grapefruit
Rock Rose Gin Autumn Edition – fresh basil
Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition – fresh coriander and gorse flowers


Salcombe Gin – ruby red grapefruit
Seven Crofts Gin – a slice of orange
Sherlock & Sons Gin Aromatic Edition – a sprig of rosemary
Sherlock & Sons Gin Nautical Edition
– a twist of lime peel
Sherlock & Sons Gin Solstice Edition –
 a twist of pink grapefruit peel
Shetland Reel Gin
– pink grapefruit, sprig of mint and sprig of lavender
Shetland Reel Ocean Sent Gin – pink grapefruit, sprig of mint, sprig of smoked lavender
Shetland Reel Simmer Gin – slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary
Silent Pool Gin – orange peel
Silverback Gin – orange peel
Sipsmith London Dry GIn
 – lime
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin – pink grapefruit peel
Six o’clock Gin – lemon peel
Snowdonia Gin – lemon peel
Stirling Gin – orange zest and fresh basil
Strathearn Citrus Gin – pink grapefruit
Strathearn Heather Rose Gin – no garnish
Strathearn Juniper Gin – juniper berries and orange peel
Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin – orange peel


Tanqueray No. Ten – pink grapefruit
Tappers Brightside Gin – a sprig of thyme and wedge of orange
Tappers Darkside Gin – a sprig of thyme and wedge of orange
Tappers Eggcentric Gin – mint leaves
Tappers Falling Leaves Gin – blackberries (and Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water)
Tappers Figgy Pudding Gin – fresh fig and cinnamon stick (and Fever-Tree Clementine & Cinnamon Tonic)
Tappers Hydropathic Pudding Gin – sliced strawberries (and Sicilian lemonade mixer)
Tappers Springfever Gin – dried hibiscus petals (and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic)
Tappers Three Fine Days Gin – wheel of lemon
Tappers Wintergreen Gin – blueberries (and Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water)
Tarquin’s Gin – lime
Tarsier Gin – slice of grapefruit and fresh ginger
The Teasmith Gin – fresh mint
Thompson Brothers Highland Gin – lemon peel and cracked black pepper
Tiger Gin – orange
Tinker Gin – pear
Tinker Gin Pink Edition – strawberries and mint
Tipple Gin – rosemary sprig
Tobermory Gin – Sprig of Thyme, Fresh Blood Red Orange Slice, Pinch of Dried Hibiscus Flowers
Trevethan Gin – orange and rosemary
Twelve Keys Gin – a slice of fig and 4 coffee beans
Twisted Nose Gin – grapefruit and fresh rosemary
Two Bird London Dry Gin – cucumber or lime


VL92 Gin – fresh ginger


Wenneker Denim Gin – grapefruit and rosemary
Wessex Alfred the Great Gin – orange peel
Wessex Wyvern’s Classic Gin – grapefruit peel
West Winds The Cutlass Gin
– green pepper
West Winds The Sabre Gin – lemon
Whittaker’s Gin Navy Strength – juniper berries and a sprig of thyme
Whittaker’s Gin Original – juniper berries and a sprig of thyme
Whittaker’s Gin Original Pink Particular – pink peppercorns or a pink hibiscus flower
Whitetail Gin – pink grapefruit and fresh rosemary
Whitley Neill – orange
Wight Mermaids Gin – samphire/cucumber and three juniper berries
Wild Island Botanic Gin – fresh mint and lemon peel
Williams Elegant 48 Gin – apple
Windspiel Gin – orange zest


York Gin Cocoa – cocoa nibs or a cinnamon stick


Zeiver Gin – apple, cherry or apricot