Pink Gin
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Pink Gin
Cocktail recipe

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The Pink Gin cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink that combines the classic crispness of gin with the sweet notes of Cointreau and grenadine. The inclusion of lime juice ... more The Pink Gin cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink that combines the classic crispness of gin with the sweet notes of Cointreau and grenadine. The inclusion of lime juice adds a citrusy acidity that balances the sweetness, while soda water provides a bubbly effervescence, making it a light and effervescent beverage perfect for sipping. Its alluring pink hue is as visually appealing as it is flavorful, served in a lowball glass that complements its casual elegance. The Pink Gin is a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet yet tart flavor profile in their cocktails.
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Gin
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16% | 3.2 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pink Gin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the alcohols, lime juice and grenadine to a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass
Carefully top up the glass with soda water and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is Pink Gin traditionally shaken and not stirred?

Pink Gin is traditionally shaken to ensure a thorough mix of the ingredients, particularly to incorporate the gin and the dash of grenadine evenly. Shaking also helps to chill the cocktail quickly, giving it a crisp and refreshing quality. While stirring is often used for clear cocktails to maintain clarity and texture, the inclusion of grenadine in Pink Gin, which needs to be evenly dispersed, makes shaking the preferred method.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of gin for making Pink Gin?

Yes, you can use any type of gin for making Pink Gin, but the choice of gin will influence the overall flavor of the cocktail. A classic London dry gin is a popular choice due to its crisp and juniper-forward profile, which pairs well with the tanginess of lime juice and the sweetness of grenadine. However, experimenting with different gins, such as an Old Tom gin for a sweeter profile or a botanical gin for added flavors, can offer a unique twist on the classic Pink Gin.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the ideal garnish for a Pink Gin cocktail?

The ideal garnish for a Pink Gin cocktail is typically a thin lime wheel or a lime twist. The citrusy garnish complements the lime juice in the cocktail and adds a fresh aroma and aesthetic appeal. The green color of the lime also provides a beautiful contrast to the pink hue of the drink, making it visually appealing.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

When is the best time to serve Pink Gin?

Pink Gin is a versatile cocktail that is suited for a variety of occasions. It is perfect for summer gatherings, garden parties, or as a refreshing aperitif before dinner. Its vibrant color and refreshing taste make it a great choice for celebrations, especially during warmer months. However, its ease of preparation and pleasing aesthetics also make it suitable for casual get-togethers or as a special treat after a long day.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I make Pink Gin even more unique?

To make Pink Gin even more unique, consider experimenting with the following customizations: Use a flavored gin, such as raspberry or rose, to add an extra layer of taste; Incorporate a different sweet syrup instead of grenadine, such as elderflower or hibiscus, to vary the sweetness and flavor profile; Add a splash of Prosecco or Champagne to turn it into a sparkling cocktail; Incorporate edible flowers as garnish for an elegant presentation; Adjust the balance of ingredients to suit your personal taste preferences, making it sweeter or more tart.

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