Pink Gin Cocktail

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Gin generally tastes and smells strongly of citrus seeing as citrus peels are frequently added to the production of gin. The majority of gins will have a zesty taste and hints of other aromatics and herbs.

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Gin is said to have originated in Holland, assuming you exclude the Italian monks who are believed to have utilized juniper berries as flavourings in distilled beverages back in the 11th century.

Franciscus Sylvius, a professor of medicine who practised in the 17th century used spirits to distil juniper berries to create a cheap medication with juniper berry oil’s diuretic qualities. Hence the first creation of gin as we know it today.

One of the healthier spirits ever invented, gin is created with juniper berries, a kind of “wonder fruit.” Gin is beneficial for many reasons, including the reduced calorie content and the botanical elements that remain after distillation.

PREP TIME: ± 5min

YIELDS: 1 serving


  • Cocktail glass


  • 1-4 drops of bitters
  • 1 tot 1st Principles Cocktail or Classic gin
  • Iced water


Shake the bitters into a cocktail glass and roll it around until the sides are well coated. Add gin, then iced water to taste.


Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint sprigs

Why add bitters to my gin?

According to Bitterman, bitters are to beverages what salt is to cuisine. “They serve to highlight the flavour and they contribute their own aromas; they enhance and harmonize flavours just like salt does.”


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