If you thought edible glitter for your sparkling wine was cool, then wait until you get a look at this smurf-colored gin. Sharish Blue Magic Gin miraculously turns from vibrant blue into a soft pink. The secret to this magic trick? Just add tonic water.
One could easily assume that this magic potion was concocted by an alchemist in a lab playing mad scientist. This color changing gin, however, is distilled in a copper still the same way you would any other gin. A product of the Alentejo region of Portugal, founder and distiller António Cuco uses only the highest quality Portuguese ingredients.
Like other gins, Blue Magic contains a bounty of botanicals including juniper berry, cardamon, angelica root, licorice root, ginger, lemon peel, coriander, strawberry, and raspberry. Unlike other gin, it has a secret color changing ingredient.
Sharish Blue Gin is infused with blue pea extract – clitoria ternate. This flower acts a 100 percent natural food dye that turns the gin into a brilliant blue. While the bright blue is a stunning presentation, it’s not the only blue colored liquor on the market – remember blue curaçao?
The real magic of this gin lies in what happens when tonic water is added. The blue pea extract has a sensitive pH level that transforms this spirit into a mesmerizing magic trick. Adding either an alkaline or acidic ingredient causes the blue pigment to transform. Hence an acidic ingredient like tonic water changing the color of your beverage right before your very eyes.
As if it couldn’t get any better, you can get this gin in the states! Why many foreign products never find their way to America, Sharish Blue Magic Gin isn’t one of them.
You can purchase a bottle at Master of Malt for $39.93 plus shipping – as long as you’re not shipping to a school, college, PO box, or military bases. Unfortunately if you live in one of the following states, you won’t be able to ship it to your home: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota or Utah.
Now the real question is, will this gin turn your tongue bright blue or a soft pink?