Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin


It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without our annual Pinkster Gin giveaway! Every year leading up to Valentine’s Day I team up with them to share a few cocktail recipes and, of course, a bottle of their wonderful pink gin.

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. What I really love about Pinkster Gin is that 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. Juniper is nicely present with a hint of pepper and coriander.

Pinkster G&T is recommended to be served with premium tonic water (obvs!) and garnished with juicy raspberries and fragrant mint. For me, it is the best serve when the weather is starting to change, and the sun is coming out, giving us all that spring buzz.

Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Negroni

30ml Pinkster Gin

25ml Berry-infused Campari*

25ml Sweet Vermouth (I used 9 di Dante Inferno)

A few drops of Chocolate & Mace Flower Bitters (optional)

Stir all ingredients with ice in the glass part of your shaker. Add a few drops of chocolate bitters over the ice in your tumbler before straining the cocktail. This step is optional and the serve tastes delicious even without the chocolate. Strain and garnish with an orange peel and a selection of berries.

*To make the infusion, simply add blueberries and sliced strawberries into Campari, muddle slightly and leave to macerate in the fridge for at least three days. Give it an occasional stir. Strain and store in the fridge. Use any combination of berries available to you.

Berry Negroni
Pinkster Gin negroni

Spring Awaits

25ml Pinkster Gin

30ml Elderflower Aperitivo (The Starlino)

10ml Honey Syrup

Dash of lemon juice

Sparkling Rosé

In a cocktail shaker, combine all but Rosé and shake well with ice. Double strain into a Champagne flute or other cocktail glass and top up with the fizz. Garnish with raspberries.

Pink Valentine's Day Prosecco cocktail
Valentine's Day cocktail

Love at First Sip

50ml Pinkster Gin

20 Raspberry Juice

15ml Crème de Cacao (white)

Coconut Water

Shake all but coconut water with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top up with coconut water. Garnish with raspberries.

Raspberry cocktail
Pinkster Gin cocktail

For more recipes with this gin, see (Pink) Cocktails with Pinkster Gin.

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

I have teamed up with Pinkster to give you a chance to win a bottle of their lovely pink gin and a jar of their raspberry jam. The giveaway will be over on On the Sauce Again Instagram page.

To enter, simply follow Pinkster Gin on Instagram and tell us about your Valentine’s Day plans by using emojis in the comment section. Feel free to tag a friend to share the love.

Last day to enter is 14th February 2022. UK entries only. Winner will be announced on the 15th. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

You must be of legal drinking age to enter. This giveaway is by no means administered, sponsored or associated with Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Pinkster Gin bottle

Disclaimer: In paid collaboration with Pinkster Gin. Some of the links used are affiliate links. If you buy through the links, I may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you.

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