The Perfect Pink Gin Spritz:
It’s at this time of year that I’m trying to do my best to make summer last a little longer. Making a lovely fresh and summery cocktail when the sun is shining is just one way to achieve that. And, I’ve been trying a bottle of Gordon’s Pink – a Pink Gin that is made with an original recipe from the 1880s – which seems just perfect for that. It’s flavoured with natural summer fruits – raspberries, strawberries and redcurrant blended with Gordon’s gin. The result, all packed into the prettiest bottle is a blushing pink gin that can’t help but remind you of summer sunshine. When you open the bottle, there’s a fabulous berry scent – Wimbledon, picnics in the park, hedgerows full of flowers and more. It’s overwhelmingly summer in a bottle.
Now, I’m allergic to fresh strawberries and the first time I tried this, it was clear it wouldn’t do me much good to continue. It is testament to the freshness of the ingredients that, while I can happily eat strawberry jam, I can’t drink this pink gin without suffering the same side effects I get from eating a bowl of strawberries. It’s deeply frustrating, but I ended up having to pass the bottle on to Simon (who is much better at making cocktails than me anyway!).
He is a fan of Fever-Tree tonics – and has been playing around with the flavoured ones to complement his version of a Pink Gin Spritz. If you DON’T have a strawberry allergy and would like to try for yourself, here’s his recommendation on how to make one for yourself.
- 50 ml Gordon's® Premium Pink Distilled Gin
- 50 ml tonic water (we liked Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemon Tonic)
- 50 ml Prosecco
- Fresh strawberries
- Muddle a few strawberries to extract a couple of teaspoons of fresh juice.
- Fill a large coupe glass with ice,
- Add 50 mls Gordon's Pink
- Top up the glass with 50ml Sicilian Lemon Tonic and 50ml Prosecco
- Garnish with more fresh strawberries and serve
- mix in the Gordon’s Pink with tonic water,
- For a sweeter version use lemonade instead of Lemon Tonic
So, if you are looking for a way to make summer last just that little bit longer – why not try for yourself. Sadly I’ll be sticking to regular Gin and Tonic or to Sloe Gin (which I love!) in the future. And, of course, having tasted a pink gin spritz you can guess that it is exactly what I am craving right now! Meanwhile, why not pin this post for later
Disclosure: I was provided with a bottle of Gordon’s Pink for the purpose of making a Pink Gin Spritz.