Pink Gin

Made in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, a Pink Gin contains gentian and a dash of ‘pink’. ‘Pink’ referring to the Angostura bitters, a dark red extract of gentian and spices. This is typically an English way of drinking and enjoying gin.

Also called Gin and Bitters, the Pink Gin cocktail was created by the Royal Navy. They created the drink in order to make Angostura bitters more enjoyable. The Royal Navy used the bitters to treat medical conditions in sailors; furthermore, it was also used to treat seasickness.

The Recipe

This recipe serves 1

  • 1 measure gin
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters

Coat the sides of a chilled martini glass with the Angostura bitters, add chilled gin and serve.

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