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Pink gin
Pink Gin: the elixir cocktail against seasickness during the 19th century.

Recipe

For 1 person
4 cl gin
3 dashes of Angostura bitters

How to make

👉 straight to the glass / 🥃 martini / 🍸 short drink (7cl) / ⏱️ 2 mn
  1. Pour 3 dashes of Angostura bitters into a small martini glass.

  2. Swirl the Angostura in the glass so that almost the entire inside of the glass is moistened.

  3. Pour the gin.

  4. Serve with a glass of iced water.

History

The Pink gin originated in England, also known as Gin & Bitters it consists only of gin and Angostura bitters. Traditionally, this British cocktail is made with Plymouth Gin which has the advantage of being sweeter and therefore making this cocktail more pleasant for some.

From the 1830s, Angostura Bitter began to be exported to England, the Pink gin was then concocted on the "Royal Navy" of the British Navy for the medicinal virtues of angostura to cure the seasick.

Pink Gin was later introduced to British bars and became very popular from 1870.

Some people add lemon zest to their Pink gin.

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