A Lanarkshire small-batch distiller's childhood love of growing vegetables has inspired what she claims is a world-first – in the shape of green tomato gin.
Describing its flavor as resembling "a really tasty alcoholic salad," Yva McKerlich's Racy GT Green Tomato Gin adds a fourth member to her gin family.
With memories of the summer smell of her grandad's tomatoes ripening on the vine transporting her back to growing up at the foot of the Campsie Hills, Yva began during lockdown to grow her own tomatoes in the second-hand greenhouse she bought for her garden in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire.
Yva, who achieved the smell she so loves but with less ripening than she'd hoped, explained: "I realized that I needed to find a way to be happy about my abundance of green tomatoes – and so began the quest to develop a green tomato gin."
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