Pink Gin Cocktail Recipes
I am a gin girl through and through. It started when I fell out of love with vodka early in college and quickly rebound to the next clear liquor in line, gin. With low expectations, I didn’t expect more than a one or two month fling with gin.... But I fell hard for the complex, botanical spirit and haven’t wavered since!
For those who already love gin, I am about to share with you my latest discovery of the BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR GIN. Note: If you hate gin due to some tragic night in college or have never tried it, stick with me because the cocktail recipes below might just change your mind / life.
I discovered Gin Lane 1751 while flipping through Instagram one day. I paused when I saw what I thought was a fancy rosé bottle. I looked closer and the word GIN jumped out at me. I immediately researched the mysterious pink gin and discovered the distiller, Gin Lane 1751. How does this beautiful Victorian gin get it’s pink hue? Bitter aromatics of course! I was in disbelief. Had Gin Lane 1751 read my mind? I always drink gin with soda and Peychaud's bitters.
I knew I had to try this magical mysterious gin. Thankfully, you can buy all four varietals of Gin Lane 1751 online – so I swiftly purchased the Victorian Pink Gin and it arrived on my doorstep within the week.
So now you know. It’s a pretty exciting discovery if you’re a gin fanatic like myself, am I right? If not, I urge you to give one of the two (or both) summer cocktail recipes below a try. The Strawberry Cooler cocktail might as well be a strawberry bomb infused with booze. I love that the recipe calls for only 3 ingredients and no-added sugar! It's a ridiculously good and dare I say, healthy cocktail. The second drink, the Gin Lane Rickey, is where the aromatic pink gin takes center stage. A no-nonsense cocktail recipe that uses simple ingredients to brighten and enhance the gin's natural botanical flavors. Talk about refreshing, too! Pick your magic below and let me know your thoughts!
- 2 parts Gin Lane 1751 ‘Victoria’ Pink
- 1 part Cointreau (or other Triple Sec)
- 7 -10 fresh strawberries cut in halves
Muddle the strawberries in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a ice filled highball glass and garnish with a strawberry.
Gin Lane Rickey
- 1.5 parts - Gin Lane 1751 'Victoria' Pink
- 1 lime – juiced
- ½ tsp superfine sugar
- Club Soda or Seltzer Water
Fill glass with ice. Add Gin Lane 1751 'Victoria' Pink, lime juice and sugar. Stir vigorously and add Club Soda/Seltzer.