Plymouth Pink Gin
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Plymouth Pink Gin
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
A necessary staple to preserve the stiff upper lip of the traditional British upper class, the Pink Gin is a rare relic from the bygone age of imperial Britain. According ... more A necessary staple to preserve the stiff upper lip of the traditional British upper class, the Pink Gin is a rare relic from the bygone age of imperial Britain. According to legend, the drink was originally created when sailors with the Royal Navy demanded something to mix with their doctor-mandated bitters. Actor Alec Guinness orders a Pink Gin in the film "Raise the Titanic" where he instructs the bartender: "And don't skimp on the Angostura."
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Base ingredient
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Gin
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40% | 2.4 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
Dash Dash Dash

Method
How to make a Plymouth Pink Gin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the bitters to the glass and swirl them around to coat the bottom portion of the glass
Add the gin and serve
~ This drink is only made accurately if true Plymouth Gin is used. Plymouth Gin is a sweet gin that can only be distilled in Plymouth, on the coast of England. For an even more potent Pink Gin, use the Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, which boasts 57% alcohol. Variations of this drink involve increasing or decreasing the amount of bitters used. For example: add the bitters, swirl it around the cup, and pour it out again. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin is best used in a Plymouth Pink Gin?

For a Plymouth Pink Gin, it's ideal to use Plymouth Gin due to its unique, slightly fruity flavor and smooth finish which complements the Angostura Bitters. However, if Plymouth Gin is not available, a good quality London Dry Gin can serve as an alternative.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly incorporate the Angostura Bitters into the Plymouth Pink Gin?

To properly incorporate Angostura Bitters into Plymouth Pink Gin, add a dash of the bitters directly into the gin in the brandy glass. Gently swirl the glass to mix the bitters with the gin without shaking or stirring, to maintain the clarity and delicate flavors of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific temperature to serve Plymouth Pink Gin for optimal flavor?

Plymouth Pink Gin should be served cold for optimal flavor. You can chill the brandy glass before serving or add a few ice cubes to the glass before adding the gin and bitters to ensure it’s served at a refreshing, cold temperature.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Plymouth Pink Gin?

Plymouth Pink Gin, with its sophisticated flavor profile and elegant presentation, is most suitable for formal gatherings, cocktail parties, or as a refined pre-dinner drink. Its unique flavor also makes it a great conversation starter among gin enthusiasts.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Plymouth Pink Gin compare to other classic gin cocktails?

Plymouth Pink Gin has an alcohol content of 40%, which is relatively standard for gin-based cocktails. However, because it is served without any dilution except for a dash of bitters, it might feel stronger in taste and effect compared to gin cocktails that are mixed with more non-alcoholic ingredients, such as a Gin and Tonic or a Martini.

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