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Boozy fruit pastilles launched in UK

British confectioner Smith & Sinclair has launched a six-strong range of alcoholic fruit pastilles aiming to mimic the flavours of popular cocktails.

Blurring the lines between food and drink, the sweets are hand made using “high quality spirits, fresh fruit and spices”.

Using rum, gin and whisky as a base, cocktail flavours include the Mixed Berry Daiquiri; Spiced Rum; Spring Clean, featuring gin, elderflower and thyme; and Gin & Tonic, made with violet-infused gin and boasting a lemon sherbet coating.

The Cake Icing meanwhile, features whisky and amaretto, while the Whisky Sour has a grapefruit twist.

Each cocktail recipe has been deconstructed and reconfigured through a cooking process that ensures the minimal alcohol is burnt off, resulting in an alcoholic kick – a box of six pastilles contains 2.6 units of alcohol.

The range of gluten and dairy free pastilles makes its debut tomorrow at Harvey Nichols stores across the UK, with boxes of six pastilles costing £8.95 a pop.

Smith & Sinclair was founded by entrepreneur Melanie Goldsmith and chef Emile Bernard. Prior to Harvey Nichols, the sweets were trialed at Secret Cinema and Taste of London.

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