Looking for the best Orange Gin and Yellow Gin to add to your liquor cabinet or bar?
Our comprehensive guide to Orange & Yellow Gin highlights the world’s trendiest flavoured, coloured gin brands.
Popular Yellow Gin products are often flavoured with tart lemon, exotic yuzu and unique indigenous herbs and spices.
The best Orange Gin bottles are flavoured with the essence of romantic rose, juicy orange, luxurious saffron and eye-popping blood orange.
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What Is Orange and Yellow Gin?
One of the trendiest spirit segments over the last few years has focused on the growing popularity of coloured and flavoured gins.
We wrote a detailed guide to the best pink gin cocktails, which describes the best bottles to use when making elegant drinks for special occasions like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Gin distillers around the world continue to develop innovative products in the colour and infused-flavour categories. Orange and yellow gin are simply premium gin products that take on the colour of ingredients like fresh oranges or lemons thanks to the process of infusion.
Bartenders love to use coloured gins as they offer a growing number of opportunities to showcase creative flare in a cocktail glass.
Orange & Yellow Gin Ingredients
When we talk about orange and yellow gin we are referencing the liquids colour. The intensity of colour in each bottle is determined by each brands unique distillation process.
An orange gin recipe that produces a lighter colour typically has the constituent ingredients (such as orange rind and peel) in contact with the distillet for a shorter period of time.
While many gin bottles are flavoured with Valencian Orange or Seville Orange, you’ll also find flavours featuring elegant rose perfume or juicy peach.
The world’s most famous yellow gin is produced in Quebec, Canada and is called Ungava. The colour of the spirit is produced is achieved by mixing unique indigenous herbs and spices, but the product tastes like a normal gin. Many of the yellow gin products on liquor store shelves today are flavoured with lemon, honey, yuzu and quince.
How To Make Orange & Yellow Gin
Looking to learn how to make orange gin at home?
The easiest way to make homemade orange gin is to simply steep your favourite orange product (tangerine, clementine, Florida oranges) and muddle with your favourite London Dry-style gin.
We typically prepare a batch of homemade citrus gin each winter when clementines from Morocco are available in abundance on grocery store shelves.
Let the peel and rind steep in gin for several days and your guests will be delighted when they realize you’re serving them a fresh DIY citrus gin cocktail.
You can prepare your own DIY yellow gin recipe in the same way, just substitute orange rind for lemon peel. You might even find steeping yellow or orange edible flowers does the colour trick too!
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Travel to Taste the World’s Best Gins
There’s no better way to familiarize yourself with the best orange and yellow gin products then by planning a vacation to visit the world’s best gin distilleries.
The world’s most famous gins can be found in the United Kingdom as well as neighbouring Ireland. The booming gin trend has produced a high demand for premium gins produced by distilleries in Canada and America.
We’ve visited a handful of gin distilleries in Britain as well as a chic gin cocktail bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taipei. The gin craze has officially travelled from England to North America, Asia and beyond!
In Scotland we visited Edinburgh Gin for a tour and tasting before enjoying a road trip to the Isle of Islay, which is best known for its famous Islay whisky distilleries. One of the best things to do on the Isle of Islay is pay a visit to Bruichladdich Distillery, which produces its signature whisky as well as Botanist Gin.
In Brighton we visited a tiny micro-distillery called Brighton Gin, one of the best things to do in Brighton for G&T fans. We also stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire to sip our way through the jaw-dropping home of renowned Bombay Sapphire.
Looking to plan the ultimate road trip of Canada to discover the best gins?
Our favourite Canadian gins include Ungava gin in Quebec, Tawse and Dillon’s in Niagara, Muskoka Brewery in Ontario cottage country, Kinsip House of Fine Spirits in Prince Edward County, North of 7 in Ottawa, Dixon’s in Guelph, Eau Claire Distillery in Alberta, Blackfox in Saskatoon, Ironworks Gin in Nova Scotia and Long Table Distillery in British Columbia.
Orange & Yellow Gin Mixer Ideas
We’ll assume you’ve now fetched a few bottles at your local liquor store and are ready to mix and muddle your first yellow gin or orange gin cocktail recipe.
People buy coloured gins for their pretty colour so it’s important to use a mixer that will compliment or accentuate the final heroic hue.
A fun idea is to gather your favourite gays and girlfriends to host a coloured gin cocktail party. Tell each guest to focus on the yellow and orange hues on the colour wheel and bring along fresh juice, tonic or homemade syrups, potluck-styles.
We love serving orange and yellow gin cocktails on Halloween for a spooky Jack-o’-lantern inspired adult drink. Orange and yellow gin drinks are also a great cocktail idea for a boozy brunch as fresh citrus flavours are delicious when muddled with freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.
Our favourite orange gin mixers include orange juice, tangerine juice, clementine juice, apricot juice, mango juice and San Pellegrino Aranciata.
Our favourite yellow gin mixers include lemon juice, golden kiwi juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, yellow watermelon, passionfruit juice and San Pellegrino Limonata.
Transparent mixers help showcase the orange or yellow gins natural colour so our go to favourites are soda water (or Soda Stream) and tonic. You can also use flavoured colourless seltzers.
Best Bartender Tools & Cocktail Equipment
Before purchasing a selection of coloured gin bottles for a swanky cocktail soiree you’ll need to ensure you have the best bartender tools and cocktail equipment.
- Cocktail Kit: cocktail kits are the perfect gift for newbie mixology fans as they include basic bartender tools like a jigger, shaker and spoon.
- Cocktail Shaker: a bartenders best friend. Purchase a premium cocktail shaker to muddle or shake up your favourite pink gin cocktails.
- Cocktail Glassware: make sure your bar is stocked with a selection of unique glassware to show off your favourite cocktail creations.
- Hawthorne Strainer: this unique strainer features tightly wound coils and perforated holes. It keeps ice and other large ingredients like lime wedges in your cocktail shaker rather than in the glass.
- Bar Spoons: slender and long bar spoons are a must-have when stirring drinks.
- Bottle Opener: easily open bottles of beer or cider with the flick of your wrist or purchase a corkscrew for fine wine.
- Pouring Spout: once you’ve opened a new bottle of gin insert these affordable pourers to make cocktail assembly a breeze.
- Cutting Board: purchase a petite cutting board for your bar to slice garnishes or citrus wedges like lime, orange, lemon or grapefruit.
- Ice Bucket: chill bottles of gin quickly in an ice bucket or keep by the bar when muddling gin mixers into cool creations.
- Ice Crusher: fans of the Mint Julep love an ice crusher.
- Ice Cube Kit: we suggest purchasing a selection of ice cube trays. Silicone styles are our favourite as they’re easy to clean and are available in various shapes and sizes.
- Jigger: use a jigger to accurately measure spirits, juices, syrups and shrubs.
- Juicer: invest in an electronic juicer or buy an affordable hand-held to easily juice fresh citrus like lemons and limes.
- Muddler: fans of the Mojito love a sturdy muddler to mix mint and lime. Muddler’s are handy for any cocktail featuring ingredients that need a pounding like fresh herbs or citrus wedges.
- Citrus Peeler & Zester: adorn your craft cocktails with a thick citrus peel or finer ribbons of lime or lemon zest.
- Rimmer: Bloody Mary and Caesar lovers should outfit their bar with a handy rimmer for salting and sugaring glassware.
Orange & Yellow Gin Flavours
If you’re looking to make easy gin cocktails we suggest researching each bottles ingredient list. This will help you amplify the flavours of the coloured gin with creative mixers and garnishes.
Here are some of the most common orange and yellow gin flavours:
- Orange: the most popular orange gin products are made with a variety of oranges. The bottles are distinguides by the fruits orange such as Valencia or Seville.
- Blood Orange: a niche collection of blood orange gin bottles offer a much richer colour for creative mixologists to play with.
- Marmalade: many gin bottles in the UK produce a marmalade-inspired flavour, which can be described as jammy and tart.
- Peach: fresh peaches produce a gin perfect for refreshing summer cocktails.
- Rose: enjoy the romantic perfume of a freshly cut rose, a perfect cocktail idea for Valentine’s Day.
- Saffron: take an exotic tasting tour of the Middle East by sipping a luxurious drink infused with expensive saffron.
- Lemon: the majority of yellow gin products are flavoured with lemon rind. It’s a great way to add a splash of citrus to a homemade punch.
- Yuzu: a Japanese distiller makes a popular yellow gin flavoured with yuzu fruit.
- Honey: several yellow gin bottles are flavoured with organic honey.
- Quince: one of the most unique yellow gin products is infused with the aroma of quince.
Yellow & Orange Gin Cocktail Recipes
These yellow and orange gin cocktail recipes will help inspire you to get creative behind your bar at home.
- Ungava Yellow Gin & Tonic: features yellow gin, tonic water, grapefruit and ice cubes.
- Celery Gimlet: features yellow gin, celery juice, lime juice and simple syrup.
- Orange Blossom: features gin, sweet vermouth and orange juice.
- Blood Orange Gin Sparkler: features blood orange gin, rosemary and bay leaf, blood orange juice, tonic water and simple syrup.
- Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Spritz: features Seville gin, prosecco, soda and orange slice.
- Carrot 43 Martini: features gin, triple sec, orange juice, carrot juice, lemon juice and simple syrup.
- Martinez: features gin, sweet vermouth, marachino liqueur, orange bitters, angostura bitters, and orange twist.
- Smashing Basil Punch: features gin, blood orange juice, cointreau, tonic, bitters, orange wheels and basil leaves.
- Rose Gin French 75: features Dillons Rose Gin, lemon juice, pear bitters, sparkling wine and lemon twist.
Yellow & Orange Gin Brands
Best Orange Gin
There are plenty of gin products flavoured with orange, tangerine, clementine, peach, saffron and beyond!
Old Tom Gin was all the rage in 18th century England. Old Tom’s are known as a fuller bodied and sweeter style of gin. Today the style has seen a great resurgence and has opened the door for many gin makers to get creative with oak aging. This gin is made from 100% pot distilled corn, juniper, and other botanicals inspired by the spice trade of the prevailing era. It is aged for 1 year in bourbon casks and then finished in oloroso sherry casks. The gin pours a light orange colour.
The Orangery Gin is a delicious, traditionally crafted gin, infused with Valencian oranges leading to zesty, citrus notes and a delicate smooth finish.
This Valencian Orange Gin guarantees a mediterranean citrus burst. The Valencian Orange flavour remains strong to the core, with a hit of juniper to the middle. The result of this blend is a bold and sweet citrus gin. This zesty offering is sure to awaken your palate.
Distilled with fresh mandarin, this gin delivers a complex juniper led, grapefruit citrus flavour. Accentuated by hints of spice from cassia, light floral coriander, finished with sweet mandarin.
Pocketful of Stones has taken the archetypal flavour of the Seville orange and distilled it with a gorgeous combination of botanicals, infused more Seville Orange peel and then added a slight sweetness to create a citrus-forward, contemporary gin built on the backbone of British tradition.
Gin Botica Orange captures every essence of the best Valencia oranges. The citric taste evoques unforgettable moments enjoyed on breezy sun-soaked mediterranean shores.
The use of citrus flavours in this gin were found to work perfectly with piney juniper, providing the perfect combination when mixed with your favourite tonic.
Mary-Le-Bone, the premium gin from The Pleasure Gardens Distilling Company, offers a small-batch Orange and Geranium Gin. Like the original Mary-Le-Bone London Dry Gin, Orange and Geranium utilises the floral botanicals associated with the fashionable Pleasure Gardens of London that hark back to the 18th century. The gin features eight botanicals including sweet orange peel, geranium, juniper, coriander, lemon peel, cassia bark, angelica root and orris root.
It’s zesty, it’s chocolatey and it’s unmistakably junipery. Citrus gins have been around for centuries, but this modern take is also inspired by the popular flavour combination of chocolate and orange.
Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla is a unique distilled gin made with Sevilla orange essences and other exotic botanicals. It is inspired by Charles Tanqueray’s original recipes and the freshly plucked ripe oranges of sun-soaked Spain.
The perfect balance of the bitter sweet taste of oranges blended with festive spices. Handmade in small batches with award winning Boë Scottish Gin, wonderful with tonic, soda or lemonade, excellent in cocktails, Champagne or simply over ice.
City of London Distillery’s Murcian Gin features a delicious bitter-sweet orange flavour paired with robust aromatics. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice, lemon peel, orange peel and cassia bark.
The Dundee Gin Company’s signature product is a memorable Marmalade Gin Liqueur, made using Marmalade by Mackays. Infusing this artisan product into each bottle gives this multi-layered drink rich notes of heady orange zest with a hint of sweetness. It’s sunshine in the morning on warm toast!
Dillon’s Distillers in Niagara produces a unique Rose Gin made in the traditional London-style but is infused with rose hips, rose petals and then slightly sweetened.
Edinburgh’s popular craft gin distillery produces a fine gin flavoured with Seville oranges, cinnamon and honey.
Blackfriars Orange & Blossom Gin is produced by Gabriel Boudier, one of the world’s leading distillers since its foundation in 1874. This gin distilled by brothers Yves and François Battault combines citrus and floral notes with a hint of thyme.
Hayman’s Peach and Rose Cup combines the brands premium London Dry with notes of fresh peach, fragrant rose and juicy orchard fruit.
Gordon’s Mediterranean Orange Distilled Gin has a bright orange taste profile, made by pairing the classic taste of Gordon’s with juicy Mediterranean oranges.
Slingsby’s Marmalade Gin has been crafted using locally sourced botanicals that are synonymous with the beautiful nature of Harrogate. These unique botanicals are complemented with zesty Yorkshire marmalade.
Seville Marmalade Gin by Chase Distillery is carefully crafted using copper pot distilling and uses an abundance of Seville orange peels.
A fantastic tasting orange scented gin that’s bursting with distinctive flavours from Liverpool Gin’s blend of botanicals and zesty citrus note from the oranges brought over from Valencia.
Spain’s Williams & Humbert produce a gin called Cubical Mango that is flavoured with juniper, bergamot, sweet orange and tropical mango.
Best Blood Orange Gin
Blood Orange Gin bottles offer bartenders and budding mixologists a richer colour when crafting cocktails.
Beefeater founder James Burrough hand selected oranges from London’s Covent Garden Market in 1876 to create an Orange Gin. This original recipe inspired a new zesty Beefeater Blood Orange Gin 143 years later.
Embrace bold, bittersweet blood orange, as it blends with earthy notes of ancient safflower blossom and plump hedgerow rose hips. Infused with a fine-tuned selection of fragrant botanicals and a subtle stirring of cinnamon and nutmeg, St. Ives’ blood orange comes together to create a crisp, zesty spirit bursting with complex flavour and a colour to light up your glass.
Italy’s Malfy Gin is inspired by the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Malfy Gin Con Arancia is a blood orange gin that pours a deep ruby red. The aroma harks to orange blossoms with a background of juniper berry.
Bright, zesty aromas head up a clean, citrus gin by award-winning Whitley Neil. A sweet fruit burst of Sicilian Blood Oranges offers a smooth crisp taste of the Mediterranean sun.
Best Yellow Gin
Yellow gin is a growing niche segment of the coloured and flavoured gin industry. The colour can be imparted through barrel aging or added flavours like honey, lemon, quince or yuzu.
Ungava is produced in Quebec, Canada and is considered the world’s most famous yellow gin. The gin pours a bright yellow and is uniquely coloured and flavoured with indigenous herbs and spices.
This special London dry-style gin gets its unique character after resting in vintage oak whisky casks. As well as an alluring golden hue, this perfect marriage of two worlds bestows delicious flavours of toffee, caramel and vanilla.
This lovely citrus yellow gin by Ellis is a taste of summer. So refreshing – naturally coloured and flavoured using the peel of tart lemons.
Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin is crafted with 28 botanicals including lavender, rose and fresh honey harvest from local hives.
Citadelle Gin’s Extrêmes Wild Blossom pours a light yellow colour and features 20 aromatics. Enjoy a floral profile with the infusion of delicate cherry blossom petals.
Chardonnay Barrel Gin by Four Pillars is a smooth and sippable gin. The 2019 vintage spent an entire year in French Oak ex-Chardonnay barrels giving the palate beautiful softness, with a little more sweetness than previous releases. There’s also a development of light cinnamon and nutmeg flavours, along with the trademark ginger from cardamom.
Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Distilled Gin offers a zesty twist on an original recipe from Alexander Gordon. Made with the highest quality ingredients and using 100% natural flavours, the recipe has been perfectly crafted to balance the juniper notes and refreshing taste of Gordon’s with the finest Sicilian lemons.
Vancouver’s Long Table Distillery produces a premium handcrafted yellow gin aged in small 30-litre bourbon barrels. The flavour profile includes aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, spicy juniper and hints of baking spices on the nose, paired with silky smooth caramel and vanilla notes on the palate, leaving a lingering, rich and robust finish.
Kokoro Gin is expertly infused with the Japanese flavours of yuzu and ginger to produce the perfect yellow gin liqueur.
Whitley Neil produces a unique yellow gin flavoured with Turkish quince. The distinctive flavour of quince dominates the palate, giving way to the sweetness of apricots and peaches, with a long, fruity finish that opens out into orange blossoms and zesty grapefruits.
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