January 17, 2020

Let summer be-gin with Lidl’s new Hortus summer gin

With World Gin Day fast-approaching on 10 June and alfresco evenings on the horizon, Lidl has announced a new summer edition of its award-winning Hortus gin.

With notes of rosehip and hibiscus, and top-notes of fresh citrus orange, lemon and bergamot peel, Lidl’s brand new Hortus Summer Gin, £15.99 turns your everyday G&T into an ultra-refreshing summery gin drink.

Perfect to have on-hand during balmy summer evenings, the fruity spirit is a fitting accompaniment for barbecue dishes such as grilled prawns, chicken skewers or sorbets.

This limited summer edition will join Lidl’s popular own-brand artisan gin range including the classic Hortus Gin, and the seasonal Hortus Oriental Spiced Gin and Hortus Sloe Gin.

The latest, fruity edition of the gin is as delicious served up in a long cocktail glass as it is in a G&T. Lidl spirits expert Tristan Stephenson – author of ‘The Curious Bartender’ series of drinks books – has served up a refreshing recipe for you to try this summer.

Commenting on the new gin, Mr Stephenson said: “With warmer weather just around the corner, and the UK’s love for gin showing no signs of slowing down, Lidl’s new Hortus Summer Gin is just in time for much needed British refreshment.”

Tristan Stephenson’s Hortus Summer Gin recipe


·      40ml Hortus Summer Gin

·      20ml Cranberry juice

·      10ml fresh lemon juice

·      Half an egg white

·      A glug of olive oil

·      10ml sugar syrup (gently heat 2 parts of sugar to 1 part of water in a pan)


·      Shake all the ingredients together with ice, strain into a tall glass filled with ice, top up with soda water and garnish with a slice of lemon

Lidl’s Hortus Summer gin is now available at Lidl stores across the country, priced at £15.99