The 10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments for a Culinary Adventure

The 10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments for a Culinary Adventure

Gin is a dazzling and versatile spirit, a perfect blank canvas for a wide array of garnishes and mixers. While the classic G&T and gin-based cocktails like the Martini or Negroni can stand their ground, there’s an entirely different world of gin pairings that bring this elegant spirit into the realm of food. This is where Gin Accompaniments come in.

From smoked salmon blinis to lamb kofta, here are the 10 tastiest gin accompaniments that will take your tasting experience to the next level.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - blinis

Smoked Salmon Blinis

An iconic pairing for gin, these miniature Russian pancakes offer a luxurious mouthful. The rich, smoky salmon dances gracefully with the aromatic gin botanicals, while the blini provides a fluffy, slightly tangy base. Try them with our crisp Soli London Dry Gin for a harmonious flavour experience.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Kofta

Lamb Kofta

These succulent, spiced lamb skewers from the Middle East are a surprisingly delightful partner to gin. The herbal tones in our gin match brilliantly with the fragrant spices in the kofta. Pair this with a gin that has a bold, spiced profile, such as our Soli Premium Gin, and you’ll discover a match made in culinary heaven.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Oysters


Raw oysters are your go-to if you prefer your gin neat or in a martini. The salty brininess of the oysters amplifies the subtle, complex flavours of gin. Try it with a traditional juniper-heavy gin to really bring out those marine notes.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Goat Cheese Crostini

Goat Cheese Crostini

Our Soli Pink Gin and goat cheese crostini is the perfect pairing for those who enjoy a sweeter gin with a fruity profile. The tangy, creamy cheese contrasts and balances the gin’s sweetness. At the same time, a topping of fig jam ties everything together with a gentle, fruity finish.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp

Gin with a hint of citrus like our Soli London Dry Gin pairs wonderfully with grilled shrimp. The slight char from the grill and the sweet, succulent shrimp flesh provides an interesting counterpoint to the gin’s refreshing qualities.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

This classic British tea-time snack is an unexpectedly delightful companion to gin. The cool cucumber slices and creamy butter soften the gin’s intense flavours, making for a light and refreshing combination.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

A piece of high-quality, bitter dark chocolate can hold its own against a botanical-rich gin. The bitterness of the chocolate teases out the gin’s unique flavours, creating a symphony of tastes in your mouth.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Charcuterie

Charcuterie Board

A well-curated charcuterie board featuring an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and pickles, it is a food lover’s dream and pairs brilliantly with any of our gin. Meats and cheese’s salty, fatty richness plays well against gin’s botanical sharpness, particularly our Premium Gin.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments - Beetroot

Roasted Beetroot Salad

Earthy and sweet roasted beetroot is a fantastic pairing with our floral and citrus-forward Pink Gin. Add some crumbled goat cheese and arugula, and you have a healthy dish that brings out the best in your gin.

10 Tastiest Gin Accompaniments -Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

To end on a sweet note, nothing beats a zingy lemon drizzle cake. Paired with a citrusy gin, it’s a combination that tantalizingly balances sweetness and acidity.

These delightful gin accompaniments offer a cornucopia of flavours to excite your palate.

While we’ve provided some general pairing suggestions, don’t be afraid to experiment and discover what combinations you relish most. Remember, the ultimate goal is to enhance your enjoyment of gin. Here’s to a flavourful adventure!