Pink Gin & Tonic

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Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lime slice

How to make:

POUR gin and bitters into ice-filled glass, TOP with tonic and briefly stir.

1 2/3 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
4 fl oz Aromatic tonic water
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Review:

Basically a G&T with an extra pop of flavour, this has a broader appeal than the original Pink Gin.

History:

When I sampled my first Pink Gin, made with generous dashes of bitters I found this classic tough to appreciate, so in 2002, I added another medicinal ingredient - tonic water, also containing quinine from cinchona bark. Or, looking at this another way, I simply added dashes of bitters to a G&T.

I'm sure I wasn't the first to add Angostura Bitters to a G&T but I've not found an earlier reference to a "Pink Gin & Tonic". Others soon cottoned on and the gin graze, soda boom, and ready-to-drink market have combined to produce a plethora of pre-mixed Pink G&Ts as well as tonic waters specifically designed for such a serve. Hence, in 2021, I swapped out classic 'Indian' tonic water in this recipe for an aromatic tonic while also reducing the bitters dose accordingly.

Also see Pink Gin cocktail history.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 155 calories in one serving of Pink Gin & Tonic.

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