What if you could get smoother, younger-looking skin without having to splash out on expensive beauty products?
It may sound too good to be true but the world’s first anti-ageing alcohol has hit the market.
The cleverly named Anti-aGin is a 40% distilled bottle of booze with skin-boosting ingredients like pure collagen as well as healing botanicals such as green tea, witch hazel, nettle and gotu kola.
Hailed by its inventors as “the alcoholic equivalent of a facial”, Anti-aGin’s unique formula also claims to heal sun damage, help smooth cellulite and prevent scar formation thanks to its miracle contents.
Nicky-Hambleton Jones, best known for presenting the age-reversing transformation TV show 10 Years Younger, helped to create the product.
She said: “For those that want to do everything they can to stay young, but don’t want to give up alcohol, this is surely the next best thing.”
The spirit, which launches today, was invented by Warner Leisure Hotels in collaboration with Bompas & Parr and is on sale for £34.99 at all 13 hotel locations in the UK as well as online at drinksupermarket.com.
A spokesperson for Warner Leisure Hotels said: “Our guests are predominately over 50, but they are all young at heart and love to stay social and drink and dance long into the night.
“We wanted to create a product that not only tasted great, but could help you feel younger.”
Harry Parr, co-founder of Bompas & Parr, added: “We’ve stayed true to the principles of a classic gin but given it a rejuvenating boost through these unusual botanicals that channel the fountain of youth.”
Here’s the full list of ingredients in Anti-aGin:
Collagen – 90g
Juniper – 90g
Angelica Root – 90g
Coriander – 90g
Liquorice – 90g
Cardamom – 35g
Burdock – 17g
Nettle – 5g
Gotu Kola – 5g
Chamomile – 2g
Green Tea – 2g
Witch Hazel Oil – 0.1g
Tea Tree Oil – 0.1g
Try some of these cocktail recipes:
Skin & Tonic
150ml Schweppes Tonic Water
Build the drink in a Collins glass, combining both ingredients over cubed ice. Garnish with fresh, waxy kaffir lime leaves – give them a slap before you place them in the drink to wake them up.
Sixty going on Fortini
40ml Martini dry vermouth
Combine both ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice and stir until chilled and diluted (about 20 seconds). Strain the liquid into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with pea tendril shoots.
30ml lemon juice
15ml 2:1 sugar syrup
15ml egg white
Top up with soda
Combine the gin, lemon, sugar and egg white in a cocktail shaker, then add a handful of ice, put the lid on tight and shake hard for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora or small wine glass. Garnish with floregano edible flower for a summery aroma reminiscent of oregano.