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.