A long and refreshing modern take on the old simple classic Pink Gin recipe. Replacing the still water of the classic with lashings of Sparkling Water instead.
Mixing spirits with Sparkling Water / Club Soda etc…has become ever more popular in recent years, as more people take control of their health and look to reduce how much sugar they are ingesting.
- 45 ml GIN (1 parts)
- 2-3 DASH ANGOSTURA BITTERS
- 135 ml SPARKLING WATER (3 parts)
How to make it
- 1 – Add Gin and Bitters to your glass.
- 2 – Add sparkling water.
- 3 – Fill the glass with ice.
- 4 – Garnish and serve.
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GIN / VODKA Historically made with Plymouth Gin, but this is a great way to enjoy whatever your favourite Gin is. As with many Gin cocktails, this recipe will also work with Vodka if you that’s what you prefer.
ANGOSTURA BITTERS There are many delicious Bitters to choose from these days, and feel free to experiment. However, to make the Pink Gin Cocktail you really have to use Angostura Bitters.
SPARKLING WATER Choose something highly carbonated with a light flavour to give the drink the ‘FIZZ’ it needs and not add minerality you don’t want. You can of course make your own, which will allow to not only control carbonation but also be more waste conscious.
Why we chose this recipe for you
The Pink Gin Cocktail is one of the oldest cocktails, it’s long, refreshing and flavoursome without the addition of sugar. It’s also highly versatile and therefore a combination that everyone should be able to make.
Traditionally served as equal parts Plymouth Gin Navy Strength and still water, with a dash or two of Angostura Bitters (served on the rocks, unless you are at sea without any!). As the drink moved from ships to bars and finally into cocktail bars, it evolved. The gin and bitters started to be stirred together with ice to chill and add water, then served “Up” with a twist, like a Martini.
On the other hand, we’re also aware of Naval Officers shouting at us that the Pink Gin should be a combination of Navy Strength Plymouth Gin and Angostura Bitters, served at room temperature, with no water and certainly no ice! With Navy Strength at 57% ABV / 114 Proof! Now, we agree that everyone is entitled to enjoy cocktails as they like to enjoy them… but we cannot endorse this warm glass of firewater…no matter what they say, sorry Sir!
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