Pink gin has never been more popular and there are plenty of ways to shake up your own blush-coloured cocktails at home. Here are five creative (and delightfully pretty) pink gin cocktails to try.
While today’s pink gin infatuation might be fuelled by Instagram, you only have to learn a little about the history of pink gin to discover that sippers have been enjoying rosy serves for centuries. From classic cocktails to contemporary innovations, we’ve picked five of our favourite pink gin cocktail recipes below – simply grab your ingredients, a shaker or mixing glass and think pink.
1. SLOE GIN & LEMON TONIC
Fancy a playful twist on a G&T? With its deep purple-pink jewelled hue, our Sloe Gin & Lemon Tonic makes for an irresistibly fruity gin cocktail. All you need to make yours is:
- 50ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
- 150ml Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic or bitter lemon
- Lemon wedge, to garnish
Fill a highball up to the top with ice and add the sloe gin. Top up with the lemon tonic or bitter lemon and stir gently to mix. Garnish with a lemon wedge. And, if you need further proof that sloe gin is perfect for all seasons, take a look at our summertime selection of sloe gin recipes that are ideally suited to warm-weather sipping.
2. CLOVER CLUB
Proof that sippers have been enjoying pink gin cocktails for centuries, recipes for this classic concoction have earned a place in the gin history archives. In fact, this sweet and berry-bright cocktail was invented long before Prohibition. To make yours, you will need:
- 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin
- 10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 5ml grenadine or raspberry syrup
- 10ml sweet vermouth
- Handful of fresh raspberries
- 1 egg white
- Raspberry, to garnish
Add all of the ingredients, except the garnish, to an empty cocktail shaker. Seal and dry shake (that means without ice) until the egg white is emulsified and the berries have been pulverised. Then open the shaker and fill with ice before shaking again (wet shake) until cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a raspberry.
Use this classic pink gin cocktail recipe as an opportunity to perfect your dry shake and, once you’ve achieved that technical skill, try your hand at some other cocktail creations that every aspiring bartender should master.
3. SLOE ROYALE
Do you have something to celebrate, or do you simply want to make your evening a little more special? Think pink with a beautiful and festive Sloe Royale. A simple mix of Sloe Gin and Champagne, this fizzy serve was made for toasting. It couldn’t be easier to make, as it only requires two ingredients:
- 15ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
- 100ml Champagne
Add the gin to a chilled flute before topping up with Champagne. Toast with enthusiasm. Learn more about the perfect pairing of gin and Champagne through history, with our effervescent collection of fizzy gin cocktail recipes.
4. VERY BERRY SPRITZ
Serve up a beautiful, bubbling berry offering with our latest gin release – Very Berry Gin. It might be a clear cocktail, but because it features our fruitiest gin yet, we promise you’ll be tickled pink by this perfect serve. The fifth instalment in our limited edition Sipping Series, this expertly handcrafted gin is bursting with the flavours of juicy handpicked hedgerow fruits.
- 50ml Sipsmith Very Berry Gin
- 50ml prosecco
- Soda, to top
- Raspberries, blackberries and an orange peel twist, to garnish
Pour the Very Berry Gin into an ice-filled wine glass, then pour over the prosecco and top with soda water. Using a long-handled spoon – or perhaps our stylish Swan Barspoon – lift the drink from the bottom of the glass to mix while maintaining fizz. Garnish with raspberries, blackberries and an orange peel twist.
5. SLOE GIN SPRITZ
Our final pink gin cocktail makes delicious use of our berry-filled Sloe Gin. Combining port and prosecco, it’s a sparkling summertime sensation – to assemble yours, you’ll need:
- 50ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
- 10ml port
- 75ml lemonade
- 75ml prosecco
- Lemon zest twist and a blackberry, to garnish
Add the first three ingredients into an ice-filled wine glass. Top with prosecco and then gently stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon zest twist and a blackberry.
Don’t forget to take a photo of your pink gin cocktails and tag us @sipsmith – we’d love to see your pretty in pink creations on social media.