Pink Gin cocktail

Pink Gin

One of the earliest applications of bitters was to dose sailors with quinine and there was found to be no more expedient manor of doing this than with gin. Not to be confused with the current proliferation of pink coloured gins, this is far from sweet, and frankly an acquired taste. It is also not pink, as the Pick-Me-Up is more honey-coloured than the carmine tones of Angostura. However, the concept stands.


  • 60ml Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
  • 4 dashes Original Pick-Me-Up


Put some ice in a cocktail glass and swirl it vigorously for 30-40 seconds, discard the ice cubes leaving some of the water behind, and add the Pick-Me-Up. Swirl again and add the gin. As this drink is solely comprised of gin and bitters, you will want a very cold glass and perhaps a more mellow gin.

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