Pink gins have become ever so popular, and they aren’t just for the summer any more, but for all-year-round enjoyment. They are made with a variety of ingredients, from sweeter berries to juicy citrus to delicate florals. Some brands have based their recipe on the traditional pink gin, which was created with angostura bitters.
I have listed some popular pink gins below; it is nearly Valentine’s Day, after all.
Pinkster Gin is the pink gin pioneer, made with real raspberries. Subtle sweetness with clear notes of juniper. Excellent gin!
Expect tangy rhubarb with lovely sweetness and spicy notes from juniper, black pepper and cardamom. One of my favourites!
A variation of Whittaker’s Gin with the addition of pink peppercorns and hibiscus, resulting in only a slight pink hue. Expect subtle floral notes, peppery juniper and slight spiciness from the peppercorns, with a herbaceous finish.
A sweet and juicy take on Mombasa Club Gin. Plenty of strawberries with a hint of liquorice.
Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin is not your usual sweet-style pink gin. It is infused with bitters to create a true traditional spicier pink gin.
A very summery and fresh pink gin made with Sicilian pink grapefruit and rhubarb. A well-balanced gin with juniper and thyme also present. Check my previous Malfy Gin post for serving tips.
A lovely fresh pink gin with a nice balance of citrus and juniper.
Square Peg Pink Gin is infused with blackberries and raspberries from Perthshire. This small-batch Scottish pink gin has a lovely balance of sweet berries and piney juniper.
A variation of their original gin with the addition of rooibos, baobab and hibiscus, which gives the gin its light pink colour. Herbal, subtly floral with a citrusy finish. This is a proper gin with plenty of juniper coming through.
A very floral pink gin. Botanicals include rose petals, rosewater and hibiscus.
Edinburgh Gin has a wonderful selection of Gin Liqueurs which work wonders with Prosecco and in various cocktails. Choose from Plum & Vanilla, Raspberry, Rhubarb & Ginger and Pomegranate & Rose. Hard to pick my favourite…
Beyla is an Old Tom style pink gin. The core recipe is Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin, to which they have added Orcadian honey and Scottish raspberries. You can really taste lovely rich honey and a subtle fruitiness from the raspberries together with juniper. Beyla really tastes like a real fresh raspberry, not like artificial flavouring. It is very subtle. As the colour is completely natural from the raspberries, the gin has a light pink hue, which will disappear over time if exposed to light for too long.
Do you have a favourite pink gin? How do you like to serve it?
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