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Why Pink Gin Makes the Perfectly Pretty Modern New Cocktail

Spring and summer entertaining season is nearly here, and with it every year come new ideas for refreshing cocktails that also make for great social media posts. So, what’s the “it” pink drink of the coming season? It’s all about the G&T, dear reader. Here’s why millennial pink gin is the basis for a perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic.

what is pink gin, and why is it trending?

The approach of the spring summer season always seems to herald the arrival of a new “it” cocktail. It’s usually pink, refreshing, and highly photogenic.

So what is this season’s must-serve cocktail? Two words: pink gin. Here’s why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic.

The term “pink gin” covers a fairly wide variety of products. Originally, the name referred to a combination of gin and Angostura bitters, often tempered with ice water. The same drink would sometimes be described as a “gin and bitters.” It was also called “a sea farers breakfast,” as bitters were believed to prevent motion sickness on the high seas.

In 2021, the premium brands of pink gin are made of more romantic, local, foraged botanicals and fruits. These new luxury pink gins are infused with pink fruit, plants or spice, with ingredients like pink grapefruit, rhubarb, strawberry, rose petals or raspberry. Cocktails made with these artisanal spirits are often garnished with those same ingredients, making them a perfect summer cocktail hour star.

You’re starting to see why millennial pink gin may be the new rosé this summer, right?

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If you’re intrigued, here are 10 of the best premium brands of pink gin for your next luxury cocktail party. 

10 best brands of premium pink gin

1. Mirabeau Rosé Gin

Inspired by the abundance of botanicals growing wild on the Mirabeau wine estate, this rosé gin is made with a combination of juniper, orris root, Angelica root, coriander seed, rose petals and garden herbs. The estate is located in France’s perfume capital, Grasse – so you know the rose petals are haute couture-level.

Why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic

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2. Musgrave Pink Gin

Infused with rosehips and rosewater, this premium pink gin from South Africa is all about the romance of flowers and sunsets. Distilled with Musgrave’s signature 11 botanicals, it features top notes of cardamom, African ginger and grains of paradise. The juniper is tempered by the softer rose elements.

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3. Wölffer Estate Pink Gin

This East End winery is best known for its rosé wines. But the owners note that they’ve been growing their own Juniper berries since 1996, which is all the reason one needs to make a small-batch pink gin. Tasting notes describe this spirit as featuring “distilled rosé, enhanced by juniper aromas and a range of botanicals including anise, fennel, coriander, cumin, and cardamom. Ginger and lime zest add just enough bite for a refreshing tipple.

BUY NOW: $55.99.

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4. Isle of Bute Heather Gin

The Isle of Bute Distillery, based on the small Scottish island that bears its name, produces small batch, hand-crafted gins using local botanicals. Distilled using hand-picked local heather, a wild purple flower, their Heather gin has a vibrant floral nose and a lovely color. There are also notes of pink grapefruit, creating a sweet and citrus finish. Bottled on Bute, this is a wonderful way to taste the wildness of the island’s stunning ecosystem.

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5. Stockholms Branneri Pink Gin

Crafted in a former Jaguar manufacturing facility on the island of Södermalm, this premium pink gin is inspired by the pink summer skies in Sweden. The organic small-batch gin is infused with rose petals and rhubarb. After distillation, locally-foraged lingonberries are steeped in the gin, which gives it a distinctive pink hue.

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6. The Isle of Wight Mermaid Pink Gin

This highly-rated spirit is infused with strawberries from the Isle of Wight. They’re tempered with lemon zest and rock sapphire, making it a bit less sweet than other pink gins. The brand notes that the perfect G&T made from this gin should “garnished with strawberries, fresh mint and or a slice of lime.” Sold.

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7. Elsker Pink Gin

At the World Gin Awards 2020, the tasting comments included this summary: “rich strawberry nose with hints of mint, thick mouthfeel sweet berry moving into classic gin flavors on the finish.” Along with these accolades, the Elsker dry pink gin from Oss Craft Distillery won the country award for best flavored gin in Norway that year, and again in 2021.

Why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic

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8. Bitter Truth Pink Gin

A pink-tinged gin from German producer Bitter Truth, this spirit is colored and lightly flavored by the addition of specially-designed aromatic bitters, along with juniper, lemons and warm spices.

Why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic.

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9.  Manly Spirits Lilly Pilly Pink Gin

Inspired by the berries and flowers of the Lilly Pilly plant that grows in the coastal dunes of the Northern Beaches, this pink gin from Australia’s Manly Spirits wins the prize for most whimsical name. It is made with 12 botanicals, including Lilly Pilly, Riberry, native Australian limes, raspberry, blood orange and juniper berries.

BUY NOW: $47.

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10. Salcombe Rosé Sainte Marie

Salcombe Rose Sainte Marie is one of only two pink gins in the world to have been awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It’s named after the lighthouse in the Old Port of Marseille.

Macedonian juniper berries are the base, softened with strawberries and angelica. Fresh hand-peeled lemon and orange are combined with ten botanicals, including lemon verbena, rose petals, orange blossom and pink peppercorns.

 

Why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic

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Is millennial pink gin the new rosé?

That’s why millennial pink gin is the perfectly pretty modern new cocktail, and we’re excited to learn how to make a new gorgeous drink with the best premium brands and tonic this summer. Are you in on this, dear reader?

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