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Pink Gin (Gin and Bitters)
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Ingredients (6)

Simple version:

  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces London Dry gin, chilled

Topped-up version:

  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces London Dry gin, chilled
  • Ice
  • Soda water, chilled

Except for the gin and tonic, no other cocktail is as quintessentially English as pink gin, also known as gin and bitters. A few drops of aromatic, sweetly spice-scented angostura bitters are a gentle enhancement for the bracing, juniper-driven taste of London Dry–style gin. We give you two options: a simple version (just chilled gin and bitters), and the same thing served over ice, topped off with a splash of soda water.

For more gin classics, see our easy Tom Collins recipe.

Instructions

Simple version:
  1. 1
    Add the bitters to a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Roll the bitters around the sides of the glass until an inch or so of the bottom is evenly coated.
  2. 2
    Measure the chilled gin into the glass, stir briefly, and serve.

Topped-up version:

  1. 1
    Follow the steps for the simple version (above), but drop ice into the glass before stirring.
  2. 2
    Add a splash of soda water and serve.
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