Mothers don’t want flowers, they want gin

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      It’s pretty, it’s pink, and it’ll make your mom feel as if she’s sitting on the patio at a fancy cocktail bar in West Hollywood. When in reality, she’s perched upon her floral shabby-chic sofa, sipping on a glass—most definitely bought from Anthropologie—of gin in her living room.

      This Mother’s Day, forget the bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates, and get your mom what she really wants: a bottle of small-batch gin.

      If your ma enjoys kicking back with a stiff drink following an afternoon spent gardening, she’ll greatly appreciate a spirit delicately made with botanicals. is also exceedingly appealing to moms who enjoy frittering time at Home Sense, binge-watching Sons of Anarchy, or walking the Vancouver Seawall.  

      The beautiful rose-coloured gin is really a hit with everyone, no matter their hobbies or position in the family unit. It’s available for purchase at B.C. Liquor Store locations and specialty liquor stores.

      To create the naturally pink spirit, Glendalough rebalances its Wild Gin before redistilling it with sweet fruits, strong spices, and dainty rose petals. During this process, three different types of roses are used: wild roses from the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, fragrant heritage roses, and natural hybrid damask roses.

      The gin’s complex flavour profile combined with its easy-on-the-eyes appearance makes it a must-have on everyone’s bar cart.

      If your mother is sucker for all things aesthetic, the gin can be transformed into sophisticated martinis and delicious cocktails. Try mixing an ounce or two with ruby red grapefruit juice, sparkling water, and simple syrup.

      Much to Snoop Dogg’s displeasure because it goes against released in 1993, Glendalough Rose Gin can even be enjoyed without juice. Those who appreciate the distinct taste of gin can keep it simple by pouring the spirit over ice, along with soda or tonic water.

      Many also have charming gift options for those hoping to score some extra brownie points this Mother’s Day.