The
Pink Gin

Pink Gin
The traditional version of a truly classic cocktail, this is the perfect alternative to a Martini.

Glass type
Cocktail glass

Character
Strong & dry

Skill level
Medium

The
Ingredients

Large Measure of Plymouth Navy Strength Gin

Large Dash of Angostura Bitters

Lemon Twist

How
To Mix

No.1 Add Angostura Bitters to a mixing glass

No.2 Fill mixing glass with ice

No.3 Stir for 10 to 15 seconds

No.4 Roll the combination of bitters and water (melted from the ice) around the glass

No.5 Strain off water and bitters and discard to leave a light wash of bitters

No.6 Add Plymouth Navy Strength Gin to the mixing glass over the ice

No.7 Add more ice if there is space then stir well to chill and dilute

No.8 (Taste before serving to ensure enough dilution, the alcohol should feel pleasant not aggressive)

No.9 Strain into a Cocktail glass

No.10 Add lemon twist, ensuring that the lemon oils are expelled across the surface of the drink

Refined in the world’s most prestigious bars, this is a cocktail born on the high seas by the British Royal Navy.

Discover the story of the Pink Gin

Try
A Variation

The Modern Long Pink Gin

A modern cocktail that taps into the trend of avoiding sugar in long drinks, it’s ideal for those who would rather not drink tonic.

2 parts Plymouth Gin Navy Strength

6 parts soda water

2 large dashes of Angostura Bitters

large 'Horse's Neck' orange twist

Poor all ingredients into a tall glass over cubed ice and combine with stirrer.

Pour all ingredients over ice and combine with a stirrer.

The Gin Pahit

A modern interpretation of a drink that was popular in Singapore and the Malay Peninsula during the 1920s.

2 parts Plymouth Gin Navy Strength

1 part still water

2 large dashes of Angostura Bitters

2 orange slices

Pour all ingredients into a tumbler over cubed ice and combine with stirrer.

Pour all ingredients over ice and combine with a stirrer.

This
Cocktail Uses

Navy Strength

Plymouth Gin Navy Strength

For almost 200 years, Her Majesty’s Naval Fleet and Plymouth Navy Strength were inseparable, with no ship leaving port without a bottle on board.

Discover the story of our Navy Strength

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