Thursday, June 17, 2010

Weekend Cocktail: Pink Gin

A long time classic, Pink Gin has also been known as a Gin & Bitters. For lack of a more complicated cocktail, thats just what it is, Gin and Bitters. Originally created by the Royal Navy to make Angostura bitters, which they used for medicinal purposes for the sailors, more palatable.
After searching I found the cocktail also referred to as "Gin Pahit" in many 19th century sailing stories.
This is the virtually the same drink, only the name has been lost in time. According to stories 'pahit'is Malay for "bitters." No matter the name, the cocktail has more or less remained the same.
Enjoyed best with a botanical rich Gin, hence my selection of this cocktail for our Organic Gin, shaken well with ice.
Pink Gin
2 oz Organic Nation Gin
3-4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Shake hard with ice.
Serve in a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a Lemon Twist if you like.

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