The Best Pink Gin in 2022
A Pink Gin is simply a gin that is coloured Pink. It’s that simple! However, not all Pink Gins are created equal and may not even qualify as gins. Underlying any proper gin has to be the taste of juniper berries, and that beautiful pink hue should then come from the added botanicals and not some cheap artificial colouring or syrup.
The original Pink Gin was a mixture of a Plymouth gin (think London-style with more root flavour and sugar) and angostura bitters (now often found in your favourite cocktails). As Plymouth gin was defined as a ‘sweet’ gin, as opposed to London ‘dry’ gin, it needed a flavour enhancer to make it more agreeable to the palate hence the addition of Angostura bitters. As the first concoction was invented and employed by Dr Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert as a remedy for seasickness for the British navy in 1824, it definitely did not start off as a ‘girly’ drink. So, for the men out there, bottoms up!
At The First Pour, we carry a range of pink gins, not just for their colour but for their flavour profile. Our number pick is the Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin. Wild botanicals grown on the Mirabeau wine vineyard near Saint Tropez, mixed with cognac grape spirit and rose wine from the same winery, has resulted in a dry Mediterranean style pink gin. Naturally crafted and presented in the prettiest of bottles. Perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Our second pick for our pink gin line-up is Warner’s Rhubarb Gin. Warner’s Rhubarb Gin is officially the first rhubarb flavoured gin in the world. Originally made with rhubarb harvested from Queen Victoria's garden, it was initially intended as a limited edition. But overwhelming demand has made this a permanent staple in Warner’s gin range. Each bottle consists of rhubarb juice that has been expertly blended with Warner’s London dry gin to create a gin bursting with flavour. Beyond the normal Indian tonic, we recommend pairing this gin with a Franklin & Sons ginger ale. Rhubarb and ginger are such a classic combination.
Our third and final pick for a delicious pink gin is the Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Degree Sunset 'Pink' Gin. This sunset gin is inspired by the latter minutes of the day when the sky opens up to reveal panoramic views across the sky, slowly morphing and changing to capture the viewer.
The pink colour once again is totally natural and is derived from native Australian strawberry gum. The strawberry gum provides a natural stickiness and fresh red berry aroma to the gin. Bush apple and rosella provide the pine and floral notes which in totality provides depth and complexity to the final product. Once again a simple Indian tonic and fruit garnish makes this a wonderous sight to behold.Need more info on our wonderful array of pink gins? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to know more. Even if you’re not much of a drinker, having a bottle of these lovely pink gins will look amazing in your liquor cabinet – and it will be the conversation piece you need the next time you have company over!