Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin cocktail for Valentines Day

It is time for our annual Pinkster Gin Valentine’s Day competition. This year we are feeling rather generous and instead of a gin bottle, we are giving away a hamper full of gin goodies! And there’s more… But first, let me introduce you to Pinkster Gin.

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Pinkster is an all-natural gin which is both distilled and compound. The base spirit is distilled with five key gin botanicals, including juniper and black peppercorn, then after distillation, the gin is left to macerate with three more botanicals, including the legendary juicy raspberries. These raspberries are locally grown and selected with care. Even with its blush colour and the number of raspberries used, the gin is not sickly sweet, and the raspberries aren’t overpowering. The taste is slightly tart with subtle sweetness, making it a wonderfully smooth gin. Juniper is nicely present with a hint of pepper and coriander.

Pinkster gin valentine's day bottle

After the berries have given enough flavour to the gin, the gin-soaked raspberries are sold in local markets and other food stalls as boozy raspberries, perfect with ice cream or as a garnish for cocktails. Or more recently, they have been bottled into cocktail mixes together with lemon juice and a selection of spices. At 2.5% ABV, these are also a wonderful addition to many low-ABV drinks. There’s also Pinkster Royale (24% ABV), a “skinny” liqueur made from… boozy raspberries! Add a dash to Prosecco for an easy festive fizz (or Champagne if you are really celebrating)! No point wasting any good ingredients!

Serving suggestions

Raspberry Caipiroska

50ml Vodka

30ml Pinkster Jam Cocktail Mix*

Half a lime (in wedges)

Ice (ideally crushed)

Muddle the lime together with cocktail mix. Add vodka and crushed ice. Give it a stir and garnish.

*The cocktail mix is thick and hard to measure so I just ended up pouring it straight into the glass. You don’t need too much as it has a strong flavour.

Raspberry cocktail with vodka

Raspberry French 75

25ml Pinkster Gin

25ml Pinkster Royale*

25ml Limoncello

Dash of lemon juice

Prosecco (or other sparkling wine)

In a cocktail shaker, combine all but the Prosecco and shake well with ice. Double strain into a Champagne flute and top up with the fizz. Garnish. The limoncello is optional, but it adds a bit of sweetness to the drink as Pinkster Royale doesn’t have added sugar.

*Pinkster Royale can be replaced with Pinkster Jam Cocktail Mix, it goes perfectly with limoncello.

Valentine's Day fizz

Pinkster Aperitivo

40ml Pinkster Gin

25ml Campari

20ml Pinkster Winter Cocktail Mix*

Dash of lemon juice

15ml Cointreau

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Double strain into a coupe (or a fancy tea cup) and garnish.

*Like the Jam Cocktail Mix, this is thick and hard to measure so adjust to taste.

Pinkster gin Valentine's Day cocktail
Pink cocktail for Valentine's Day

Pinkster Gin Valentine’s Day Competition

As I mentioned at the beginning, this year we are doing this bigger and better. Not only will you have a chance to win a Hamper,* we have also added an extra bottle of Pinkster Winter Cocktail Mix in there. AND… *drum roll*… there are THREE competitions, which means THREE winners!

Competition closes on 14th February 2020! UK entries only. COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Pinkster Gin Hamper with gin goodies

*Contents: 35cl Pinkster Gin, 35cl Pinkster Royale, 340g Gin Jam, 300g Boozy Berries, 150g Pink Gin Fudge, 50cl Pinkster Winter Cocktail Mix

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Disclaimer: In paid collaboration with Pinkster Gin.

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