Gin is in but alcopops are way out – what Brits are buying in 2017

A gin revival has seen the spirit dubbed “Mother’s Ruin” used to measure the cost of living for the first time in 13 years.

Sales of the drink hit a record breaking £1billion last year, propelling it into the nation’s shopping basket.

For the latest list of what’s hot and what’s not, compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals the spirit has booted out alcopops.

Trendy “new wave” botanical gins made in small distilleries with ingredients like wild clover, basil, cassia bark and rosemary are behind the comeback as flavoured drinks are now preferred over originals.

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