Have you ever heard of a gin that changes colour when tonic is added? One of the key botanicals in Sharish Blue Magic is Clitoria ternatea. More commonly known as Butterfly Pea it is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. This plant is native to tropical equatorial Asia, but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and America. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with elliptic, obtuse leaves. It grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil. The most striking feature about this plant is the color of its flowers, a vivid deep blue; solitary, with light yellow markings. The blue pigment which comes from the Butterfly Pea during the distillation process changes with alterations in pH level (i'e with the addition of acid or alkaline). In the instance of gin and tonic the tonic water contains citric acid which when added to the gin alters the pH level and therefore turns the drink from blue to pink.