Worlds collide… Smith & Sinclair create the first alcoholic pastille

We have a sweet tooth, you know we like (read: love) alcohol and this is why we’re saying… Mark this day. For this day is the day when London confectioners Smith and Sinclair unveiled the world’s first alcoholic pastille!

For the first time ever a food product will be sold on the alcohol shelf as Smith & Sinclair blur the lines between food and drink with its edible alcoholic confection. Launching in Harvey Nichols’ stores nationwide today (October 3rd) and available in mid October at, the eclectic selection offers delectable cocktail flavours in a range of naturally coloured pastilles. Why do we like them… ? They use high quality spirits, fresh fruit and real spices – each pastille is made by hand for a luxury taste experience. Smith & Sinclair’s delicious and revolutionary alcoholic cocktail pastilles will be available in rum, gin and whisky, at £8.95 for a box of six. For more information on Smith & Sinclair you can visit their website.

fa252d43-bb17-4f45-9ded-d047efa435a3There’s even more good news… Smith & Sinclair’s melt-in-the-mouth alcoholic pastilles are gluten, dairy and preservative free. Each cocktail recipe has been deconstructed and reconfigured through a complex cooking process, which ensures minimal alcohol is burnt off, delivering layer upon layer of flavour with an alcoholic kick. Twists on classic cocktails include Gin & Tonic (violet infused gin and a lemon sherbet coating), Mixed Berry Daiquiri (with summer berries, dark rum and a pink peppercorn infused coating) and Whisky Sour (with a sour grapefruit coating).

Careful thought… each pastille is infused with real alcohol and consuming a whole box would exceed the recommended driving limits at 2.6 alcohol units for all six.

And for the little-known fact of the day – Smith & Sinclair was founded by self-confessed sweet tooth Melanie Goldsmith and acclaimed chef Emile Bernard. Melanie’s solid background in business and marketing, paired with Emile’s ten years of experience in the food industry and knack for experimentation, has resulted in the world’s first cocktail confectionery. Smith and Sinclair have already caused a storm with its sensational selection of pastilles at events including Secret Cinema, Feast and Taste of London and they can now share their innovative confectionery with the whole country.