The Blue Ruin Gin

Ah, . The spirit known for its juniper-forward flavor and assertive character has been a favorite of many for centuries. One type of gin in particular, Blue Ruin, has a unique history and flavor profile that sets it apart from the rest.

Blue Ruin was originally coined as an epithet during England's Glorious Revolution due to its low-end quality. Nowadays, however, it's a robust blend of botanicals that will appeal to traditionally minded gin drinkers. Its juniper-forward character is balanced by hints of citrus and floral notes from native Australian & exotic botanicals such as butterfly pea flowers and orgeat syrup.

The best way to enjoy Blue Ruin is in a large coupe glass with 1 large ice cube and lime to chill. In a shaker tin, add , butterfly pea flower syrup, Crème de Fleur and orgeat over ice; shake vigorously until chilled and diluted. Slowly strain the mixture into the coupe glass for an ombré effect that will tantalize your taste buds.

Blue Ruin is also available as Ink Gin—the world's firt all natural color changing gin—which is pot distilled in small batches with 13 organic botanicals including butterfly pea flower petals. The infusion of blue petals creates an unexpected color transformation when mixed with other ingredients like tonic or lemonade; turning the drink from deep blue to light purple!

Whether you're looking for a traditional gin experience or something more unconventional, Blue Ruin is sure to please any palate. So go ahead and pour yourself a glass of this unique spirit – you won't be disappointed!

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The Origins of the Name ‘Blue Ruin' for Gin

The phrase ‘Blue Ruin' is an epithet used by anti- crusaders durng the Gin Craze of the 1700s, following England's Glorious Revolution. The Gin Craze was a period of widespread consumption of gin, which had become relatively affordable and accessible to the wider public. This increase in consumption led to increased social problems, such as poverty and drunkenness. As a result, anti-spirits crusaders labeled gin ‘Blue Ruin', implying that its consumption would bring ruin upon society. While gin is no longer considered to be as dangerous as it once was, the term ‘Blue Ruin' has endured as an evocative name for certain styles of gin.

Making Blue Ruin Cocktail

To make Blue Ruin, start by filling a large coupe glass with 1 large ice cube and lime juice to chill. Then, add tequila, butterfly pea flower syrup, Crème de Fleur and orgeat into a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake the mixture vigorously until it is chilled and diluted. Finally, slowly strain the mixture into the coupe glass. The lime juice will create an ombré effect as it mixes with the other ingredients. Enjoy!


Blue Ruin Gin is a juniper-forward blend that stands out from the pack. It has a robust, assertive flavor and is perfect for traditionally minded gin drinkers. It is also an excellent choice for those looking for something new and exciting with its unique colour changing properties thanks to its incorporation of butterfly pea flower petals. Blue Ruin Gin is a great choice for any occasion and will be sure to wow your guests.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.