AN AWARD-WINNING Herefordshire company has helped created a 'deliciously odd gin' that fights food waste with every sip. 

The cucumber and apple gin is made by using wonky cucumbers and apples rescued by Oddbox before being distilled and bottled by Penhros Spirits. 

This is the first time Oddbox has teamed up to create a spirit using its rescued fruit. But with lots in common, it felt like a natural partnership.

Penhros Spirits' drinks are all made from imperfectly perfect fruit on its farm near Kington - fruit that is unable to be sold to supermarkets. Meanwhile, Oddbox's mission is to fight food waste, one curvy cucumber at a time.   


The gin is bottled in Penrhos’ 100 per cent recycled aluminium bottles that are fully recyclable, reusable, refillable and a category first.

Each bottle contains 200g of rescued cucumbers and applies; however, you'll have to be quick if you want to try it with only 500 bottles being produced as part of the partnership. 

Harriet Williams, from Penrhos Spirits, said: “We’ve always followed the Oddbox mission with great adoration for their food waste fighting focus.

"With an authentic synergy between our spirits and Oddbox’s vision, we couldn’t think of a better partner to be working with this summer to create a tasty, limited edition gin for both our customers.” 

Deepak Ravindran, Oddbox co-founder, added: "We love what Penrhos Spirits are doing with fruit that’s at risk of going to waste, and we’re also big fans of their new, reusable aluminium bottles.

"So this felt like a natural partnership. Two food-waste fighting companies, one delicious gin. Cheers all round.”

To celebrate the launch, Oddbox and Penrhos Spirits have crafted a colourful Wonky-Tini cocktail for people to try at home. 


  • 50ml Oddbox Cucumber and Apple Gin (2 units) 
  • 50ml Cloudy Apple Juice
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup 
  • Mint to Garnish


Add all your ingredients into your shaker with ice. Shake to combine, until your shaker feels cold. Strain into your martini glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Tip: freeze any leftover mint for future cocktails 

The 70cl bottle, which is 40 per cent alcohol, is available to buy for £38 from until stocks last. 

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