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Pretty Pink Gin & Tonics

What pretty pink cocktails! These gin and tonics are so feminine, so gently spiced, delicately herbal and lightly floral. They’re perfect for a baby or bridal shower, elegant brunch or any time you just want to feel a little lady-like.

3 pink gin and tonic cocktails on a lace table cloth garnished with and surrounded by floral greenery and thyme, beside an egg in an egg cup, decorated with flowers and thyme.

I’ve begun using Gin Lane 1751 exclusively for my gin cocktails. I find it doesn’t clash with any mixer or liqueur I add to it, whether dry or sweet. It makes such a striking martini or French Gimlet!

A pink cocktail, garnished with a pink spray rose and a sprig of thistle on a black table, next to a bottle of Gin Lane Pink Gin.

What Makes Pink Gin Pink?

It’s all in the not-so-secret-ingredient: bitters. I used Gin Lane 1751 and they add an herbal, spiced bitters to the gin. The bitters is pink in color.

Does it Taste Different Than a Regular Gin and Tonic?

The difference is very subtle. Pink gin & tonics simply have a lovely, refreshingly floral note but they’re still juniper-forward, with a little bit of that herbal, spiced essence.

How Should I Garnish a Pink Gin and Tonic?

There’s a little rule I learned years ago, “tonic and lime, all the time,” and it makes sense. Lime is a perfect complement to sour tonic. You can certainly add a wedge to your glass, or add a few thinly sliced limes to the drink itself with ice.

But if you want to make these pink gin and tonics more originally garnished, add herbs that compliment the herbal notes of the gin instead. I used fresh thyme to bring the herbal notes forward. You could even use a little sprig of rosemary.

It also doesn’t hurt to add a few pretty little flowers to take the loveliness over the top 😉

A closeup of the thyme and flower garnish in a pink gin and tonic.

A Few More Feminine Cocktail Ideas

The Divine Damiana Valentine Cocktail
• The Phantom Love Song Sake Cocktail
A “Miss Fisher’s Mystery” Cocktail
The White Rosemary Rose Cocktail

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Pink Gin & Tonic Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

These gin and tonics are so feminine, so gently spiced, delicately herbal and lightly floral.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: baby shower, bridal shower, summer
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Genevieve Morrison
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces pink gin - I use Gin Lane 1751
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
Instructions
  1. Add your pink gin and lime juice to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour in tonic and stir. Pour cocktail with ice into a glass. You can garnish with lime, herbs and pretty flowers.

Nutrition Facts
Pink Gin & Tonic Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 Cocktail)
Calories 134
% Daily Value*
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 32g
Vitamin C 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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