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Pretty Pink Gin & Tonics

June 22, 2018 (Last Updated: November 4, 2020)

What pretty pink cocktails! These gin and tonics are so feminine, so gently spiced, delicately herbal and lightly floral. They’re perfect for Easter, a baby shower, bridal shower or elegant brunch.

3 pink cocktails, garnished with flowers and rosemary on a lace cloth, beside an egg in an egg cup, tied with flowers.

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!

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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 small flowers and thyme in a pink cocktail, in front of 2 de-focused cocktails.

Help Yourself to 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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3 pink cocktails, garnished with flowers and rosemary on a lace cloth, beside an egg in an egg cup, tied with flowers.
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Pink Gin & Tonic Cocktail

These gin and tonics are so feminine, so gently spiced, delicately herbal and lightly floral.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: baby shower, bridal shower, summer
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 134kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pink gin - I use Gin Lane 1751
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • 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

Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 44mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Parsimonia
    August 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Nothing turns a gathering into a celebration more than a sparkling cocktail. It’s so perfect. Thank you!

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      Genevieve Morrison
      August 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you!

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    Will
    August 19, 2020 at 1:46 am

    What pretty pink cocktails!

    • Reply
      Genevieve Morrison
      August 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you!

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    Roses
    May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    5 stars
    A great idea for hot summer days. I will try it. thanks you!

  • Reply
    Michael
    April 24, 2020 at 8:04 am

    5 stars
    Making a cocktail and sipping it on a weekend morning is wonderful. Thanks you for your share

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