South Africa's Distillery 031 created one of the first cascara-infused gin spirits, which not only uses an increasingly popular ingredient but boasts an appealing color that ties in nicely with the demand for pink gin. D’Urban Scarlet Gin is made with cascara, or coffee cherries, which are typically viewed as a by-product of the coffee-making process.
By making the most of cascara, an ingredient that would be otherwise discarded, the spirits producer offers a product that's eco-friendly as well as interesting for other reasons. In terms of taste, the product is said to have "subtle berry notes without becoming overpowering" and a texture that's smooth and versatile. To enjoy the cascara-infused gin spirit, Distillery 031 recommends crafting the D’Urban Scarlet Gin Perfect Serve with Indian tonic water, fresh cherries and lime.