ALDI’s Beloved Colour-Changing Gin Is Back

Just add tonic and lime!

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It’s always good news when ALDI’s Special Buys are involved.

From Wednesday, April 13, ALDI are bringing back the excessively popular Special Buy that is McQueen Colour Changing Gin (for just $49.99).

Made using the petals of the Butterfly Pea Flower, McQueen Colour Changing Gin turns from blue to pink when tonic, lemon or lime is added. 

Obviously, we all love a g&t, but add a little bit of magic to that and it goes from delicious to irresistible.

Created by husband and wife team, Dale and Vicky McQueen, the gin first hit the market in 2018 where it was stocked exclusively in Aldi stores throughout the UK, before moving to international markets.

“Not only does our new artisan gin taste great, but it also brings a little bit of theatre to gin o’clock,” Dale McQueen, managing director and co-founder of McQueen Gin, told Delicious.

“Add a squeeze of lime first and see what shade of pink the gin goes, then add the tonic and it will change again.”

A guaranteed party starter and the best way to kick off after work drinks, the McQueen Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin first appeared on Australian Aldi shelves in October 2019. Obviously, it sold out in record time and has been restocked multiple times.

For gin drinkers, ALDI also have Boyle’s Small Batch Irish Botanical Gin 700ml ($44.99) which was named Best Irish Classic Gin at the 2021 World Gin Awards. 

You can find your nearest ALDI store here.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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