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This Summer Stock Up Your Bar Shelves With Pink Gin

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20/05/2019 Take a break from your usual G&T, and step up to the new and refreshing Pink Gin.

Pink Gin is IN and there is no denying that it is exponentially gaining popularity. It has quickly made its way across the globe and has become a household name. In the age of “instagrammable drinks” there is no doubt that Pink Gin has captured the attention of the millennial crowd.

Pink gin’s success has to do with the spirits highly instagrammable nature says WSTA.

It is said that pink gin was a cocktail before it became a colorful spirit, and just like the G&T, pink gin was also used for medical purpose. Traditionally, pink gin is a simple combination of gin and bitters and was originated by the members of Royal Navy to cure sea-sickness.

So what makes it different than the rest? Pink gin is similar to normal gin that has been flavored with red or pink fruits like strawberries, raspberries, cherries or red currant.  This is what gives the gin a beautiful pink hue which is pleasing and attractive to the eyes and Instagram. It does not have added sugar and contains the same ABV as your regular gin.

According to Drinks Retailing News, flavored gin has driven more than half of all growth in gin sales recorded over the last 12 months, despite only making up one-fifth of total sales, and almost three-quarters of the flavored gin sector’s growth has been driven by pink gin.

Here are a few ways that can come handy to the bartenders to serve the blush coloured spirit in a range of cocktails and grab the attention of the crowd

1. Gordon’s Pink Gin and Tonic

Ingredients:

50 ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin

150 ml tonic water/lemonade

Fresh strawberries

Ice

 

 

Method:

Mix the Gordon’s Pink Gin with tonic water in a large wine glass filled with ice. If tonic is not your thing then try with chilled lemonade. For garnish use wedges of fresh strawberries.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Gordon's Gin

2. Beefeater Pink Float

Ingredients:

50 ml Beefeater Pink Gin

Two balls of lemon sorbet

50ml fresh ruby grapefruit juice

50ml tonic water

Ruby grapefruit slice

Method:

Place the lemon sorbet scoops in a glass. Pour on the gin and grapefruit juice and then top up with tonic water. Add a quarter slice of ruby grapefruit to the rim. Decorate with strawberry popping candy on the rim.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Beefeater's Gin

3. Greenall’s Wild Berry & Flora Dora

Ingredients:

40ml Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin

20ml Fresh Lime Juice

10ml Raspberry Syrup

Ginger Bear

A small handful of berries to garnish

Method:

Add all the ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a berry of choice.

Recipe and Image courtesy: The Gin Kin

4. Pink Daiquiri

Ingredients:

60ml Beefeater Pink

22.5ml fresh lime juice

15ml sugar syrup

5 fresh strawberries

 

 

Method:

This fruity cocktail is easy to prepare, just blend all the ingredients with 6oz scoop of crushed ice.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Beefeater's Gin 

5. Pink Peppercorn Rose

Ingredients:

50ml Beefeater Pink

12.5ml peppercorn syrup

50ml rosé wine

50ml white grape juice

10ml tonic water

 

Method:

Combine gin, rosé, white grape juice and pink peppercorn syrup in a carafe. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated, taste to balance and give the mixture a gentle stir. Prep individual glasses with ice cubes and peppercorns and garnish with lemon and edible flower.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Beefeater's Gin

6. Pink Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

10ml Malfy Gin Rosa

20ml Prosecco

 

 

 

 

Method:

A quick and easy drink to make, just add one part of Malfy gin rosa with two parts of prosecco and serve in a prosecco flute glass. Garnish with a twisted grapefruit.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Malfy Gin

7. The DoubleTree G&T

 Ingredients:

50 ml Pinkster Gin

100ml Fever-Tree

50ml Cocchi Rosa

2 Dashes orange bitters

Lemon Twist for garnish

 

Method:

Take an aromatic twist on the traditional G&T; mix all the ingredients in an ice-filled glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Pinkster Gin