Pretty in Pink Gin
It isn't just us. Pink gin has exploded in popularity over the last 6 years. We love it so much that we're going to be telling you how to make your own pink gin with 5 simple recipes.
Why is pink gin so popular? Flavoured gins and liqueurs are great for introducing gin to newbies and pink gin accounts for 14% of the UK's gin sales. With gin becoming so popular, even those non-gin drinkers are wanting a slice of the pie. Hence why there has been such an explosion in sweeter alternatives. But today's pink gins, unlike their predecessor, are pink because of added fruits. Also, it's pink, why would you not want to drink it?
Here are our 5 simple recipes for making your own pink gin at home.
Traditional Pink Gin and Tonic
This is one for the more avid gin drinker as it is very similar to the original pink gin recipe. We recently sent a bottle of The Teasmith to Fever Tree, who advised that it is best served with an aromatic tonic. And what colour is that tonic? Well, pink of course.
So although this isn't by today's standards, the "popular" option for newbies, it is fabulous for the ginthusiast. The aromatic tonic contains angostura bark, similar to the original recipe and giving the drink its rosy pink colour.
What you need and how to make
- • Highball Glass
- • 50ml The Teasmith Gin
- • Ice (to taste)
- • Fever Tree Aromatic tonic
- • Garnish with a lemon or orange wedge.
Rhubarb and Strawberry Gin
It is best to make rhubarb and strawberry gin in early spring when the Winter vacates and vibrant stalks of rhubarb begin to pop up amongst the cheery daffodils. This pink gin only takes a couple of hours to make, unlike sloe gin liqueur which can take up to 6 months to perfect.
What you need
- • 400g rhubarb (the pinkest you can find)
- • 180g sugar
- • 6 strawberries
- • 400ml water
- • 1 Bottle of The Teasmith Gin
How to Make
- Pop all of the ingredients, except for the gin, into a pan. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until the rhubarb has gone soft
- Once completed, leave the pan to cool
- Strain through a muslin cloth
- Measure the rhubarb liquid before adding the same quantity of gin.
- Shake, et voila.
Beautiful Berry Gin
This is such an easy recipe and doesn't require much effort at all. But it does require patience. This can be made over Winter using spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg or you can make it for a refreshing summer's day punch. It's a very versatile take on pink gin.
What you need
- A bag of frozen berries (200g)
- A bottle of The Teasmith Gin
- Sugar (Optional)
- A Mason Jar
How to Make
- Tip the berries into the mason jar
- Pour in the bottle of gin
- Keep the bottle for re-filling with the beautiful berry gin.
- Add in sugar to taste but keep in mind that most mixers contain sugar, so you may not want to add any sugar depending on your serve.
This is another super easy, instant crowd-pleaser. It requires very little effort and is a fabulously refreshing drink.
What you need and How to make
- Highball glass
- 50ml Yandra Rose Syrup
- 50ml The Teasmith Gin
- Top up with Tonic Water
We recently posted about how to make your own Sloe Gin liqueur which gives in-depth instructions on how to forage for and make sloe gin. Sloe Gin is one of the pink gins that requires patience. It can take up to 6 months to make a really good sloe gin, but it is so easy and doesn't require a high-end gin. Sloe gin is a fantastic winter warmer and can be served with regular tonic.