Discovered in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, Pink Gin Cocktail is an invigorating gin based drink. This colorless alcoholic beverage is super easy to prepare as you just have to mix Plymouth gin and a few drops of Angostura bitters. You can bring variation in the flavor of this distilled drink by adding in zest of angelica root, caraway seeds, and anise. A Pink Gin Cocktail is traditionally decorated with fresh lemon rind.
The interesting history behind this unique cocktail shows that it was first prepared by members of the Royal Navy. Since then Pink Gin Cocktail is a classical British way of enjoying a gin, an alcoholic spirit refined from malt or grain and tanged with juniper berries. It is also referred as Gin and Bitters.
In order to enhance the presentation of your Pink Gin Cocktail, you can serve it in unusually shaped cocktail glasses. In addition to that, colorful decorations like embellished straws etc can also be added to the drink to make it a better turn-out.
If you want to make a Pink Gin Cocktail at your home or bar, then read the simple instructions given below:
Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail Shaker, Old-fashioned Cocktail Glass
- (3 drops) Angostura bitters
- (2 ounces) Plymouth gin
- Juice of one fresh lemon
- Ice Cubes
- Sugar for frosting - optional
- Lemon rind for garnishing – optional
Take a fresh lemon, cut it into two slices, remove the seeds and squeeze them well to extract their juice.
Now, take an old-fashioned cocktail glass, dip its rim into the lemon juice, and then dip it into sugar to get frosted edge glass. Set it aside until dry.
Meanwhile, take a cocktail shaker and pour in 2 ounces of Plymouth gin.
Top it with Angostura bitters and seal the cocktail shaker properly.
Shake it well for a few seconds until both of the ingredients mix well.
Unseal the cocktail shaker and pour the Pink Gin Cocktail into the frosted old-fashioned cocktail glass.
Place some ice cubes in Pink Gin Cocktail and garnish it with some fresh lemon rind or your favorite fruit slice.
Serve immediately and enjoy!