I’ve got serious heart eyes when it comes to gin, so when someone suggests gin cocktails, I’m all in 😍
Check out these perfectly pink variations, not all gin-based – there’s a vodka one too – ideal for toasting more than just Valentine’s Day.
Pinktini Cocktail from Pinkster Gin
50 ml Pinkster Gin, 10 ml Elderflower Cordial. Fill shaker with ice, throw in several raspberries, then add five parts Pinkster to one part cordial. Shake and pour into an ice cold glass. Garnish with a raspberry and a sprig of mint.
Jawbox Valentine Martini
35 ml Jawbox Gin, 10 ml Triple Sec, 10 ml lemon juice, 10 ml Ruby Blue Cranberry Juice, 1 Egg white. Dry shake all the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again until cold. Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with star anise.
Jawbox Gin RRP £30 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 43%. Available from: Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Ocado, masterofmalt.com, thewhiskyexchange.com, 31dover.com, drinksupermarket.com and Amazon.
The Pink Gin Fizz from Malfy con Rosa
Mix 1 part Malfy con Rosa with 2 parts prosecco. Serve in a prosecco flute. Garnish with a (Sicilian) grapefruit twist.
Malfy con Rosa Gin RRP £28 for a 70 bottle. ABV: 41%. Available from Sainsbury’s, Amazon, www.masterofmalt.com
Pink Cow and Tonic from Black Cow Vodka
50 ml Black Cow, Angostura Bitters, Tonic water, squeeze of lemon juice. Pour Black Cow and a good dash of Angostura into an ice-filled glass. Top with tonic and a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange
Or if you prefer something a little less potent, I mixed up a few lighter variations you might like to try at home…
We’ll be sharing our favourite gin flavours, brands and mixers over on Instagram using #BittenGinClub – follow the action to see what we recommend, or join in and share pics of your own using the hashtag.
Happy Valentine’s Day – let me know if you try them! <3