Master of Cocktails Pink Gin

Well greetings one and all. Ready for another installment of #MasterofCocktails? Good then.

This week’s is a very, very straightforward drink, but one that seems to have fallen somewhat out of favour recently. We’re making a Pink Gin recipe. Probably one of the very first Gin cocktails?

The original recipe here calls for simply gin and bitters, served at room temperature, in a tumbler. Not that, obviously.

Master of Cocktails Next Week Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

We’re going to marginally update the recipe, but without messing with the ingredients. First – Gin.

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin

You definitely want something gutsy here, with a touch of sweetness. I’ve chosen Bathtub Gin. Pour a 60ml Measure. No sense mucking about when there’s (really) just one ingredient.

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin

Pop that into a stirring glass with a good handful of ice.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Next – the bitters. Has to be Angostura for this. You want about 2 shakes – judge it by colour.

Master of Cocktails Angostura Bitters

This is what you’re looking for:

Master of Cocktails Colour

Now give it a good stir – 30 seconds or so. We want dilution here.

Master of Cocktails Stir

We’re going to garnish this with a lemon twist, but I’ve got a bit of a trick here. Cut one thusly:

Master of Cocktails Lemon Peel Garnish

Cut a slot in the fat end, and wrap around the stem, So you get aroma without massive infusion.

Master of Cocktails Lemon Peel Garnish

Now strain your drink into your pre-chilled coupette glass…

Master of Cocktails Strain

Snap a (small) lemon peel over the top and discard.

Master of Cocktails Lemon Peel Garnish

And serve. The Pink Gin. Bone Dry, but somehow reassuringly sweet at the same time.

Master of Cocktails Pink Gin




Crikey that’s good. Wowser. That’s one hell of an under-appreciated drink.

Master of Cocktails Pink Gin

We love it when people get involved and make-along with us on Twitter, just like @Welshboy_Mark has done! Nice one, Mark!

Master of Cocktails Pink Gin

If you want to make-along with the next #MasterofCocktails, here’s the ingredients you’re going to need.

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
St. George Botanivore Gin, Green Chartreuse, Martini Gran Lusso, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6 and a Lemon.