Pink Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe
Try Pink Gin with soda or Fever-Tree tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit.
1 part (4 cl) pink gin
2 parts (8 cl) Fever-Tree tonic water
A slice of pink grapefruit
Lots of ice
Pour liquids into a glass over ice, carefully stir together. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
Keep calm and Think Pink
Our Pink Gin is not just gin with a dash of pink colour added as an eyecatcher. We macerate the gin with lingonberries, rhubarb, and strawberry for its depth of pink. However, Pink Gin is also known as a partciularly fashionable drink which was inspired by members of the Royal Navy.
The Pink Gin cocktail is made using Plymouth gin, a sweet gin as opposed to London dry gins. The drink's pink colour stems from Angostura bitters. These were used to cure sea sickness but imbibing them straight was a little too medicinal. However! Add a splash of gin and suddenly everything became that much more enjoyable, even the bitters. The idea was brought to English bars by the British Royal Navy and pink gins were served all over the mainland during the 1800s.
Nowadays when you walk into a bar and order pink gin, you might get it served the gin with tonic and a slice of grapefruit. And that ain't half so bad either.