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by Peter Barradine June 16, 2021 3 min read

RK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin Cocktails

Recently you may have noticed we launched our very own pink gin! If you haven’t managed to get your hands on a bottle yet it is available to buy online or in both the shops, there may even be a sample to try! Whether you have already bagged a bottle or are planning to soon, we have created some great cocktail recipes for you to try. Perfectly balanced and flavourful they will make great summer sippers in the garden!

Floradora 

This classic cocktail is a beautiful balance of sweet and tart flavours that is enhanced by the ginger ale. This pretty pink long cocktail is very refreshing and has a combination of flavours everyone will love!

  • 50ml RK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • 25ml Raspberry syrup
  • Top with ginger ale
  • Raspberries to garnish

Add all of the ingredients apart from the ginger ale and raspberries into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until frosted. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale and garnish with raspberries. 

Pink Raspberry Negroni

The negroni isn't everyone's cup of tea (one of our favourites!) but we have transformed this strong and bitter cocktail into a light, slightly sweeter easy drinker. We subed the Campari for Aperol, rosé vermouth and a hint of raspberry and rose from our beautifully aromatic gin!  

  • 25ml RK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin
  • 25ml Rosé vermouth (Lillet Rosé/Martini Rosé)
  • 25ml Aperol 

Possibly one of the easiest cocktails to make at home. Just blend the three ingredients in a rocks glass with ice, stir to combine and garnish with a slice of orange.

Raspberry Papaver

This one takes its influence from tiki cocktails like the mai tai and enhances it with a combination of our raspberry and rose gin, almond syrup and chocolate bitters. 

  • 50mlRK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • 12.5ml Orgeat 
  • Dash of chocolate bitters

To make this perfect summer tipple add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.

 

Garden spritz

Light, easy drinking and delightfully refreshing. This cocktail is perfect for making in batches and serving in jugs if you are having a few friends around for a picnic or BBQ in the garden.

  • 25mlRK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin
  • 12.5ml Lemon juice 
  • Fresh Raspberries 
  • 12.5ml Honey syrup
  • Prosecco 
  • Soda water

Muddle the raspberries in a shaker and add the gin, lemon juice, honey syrup and ice to a shaker. Fine strain into a large wine glass, top with prosecco and a splash of soda water. 

 

Raspberry Ramos Gin Fizz

A cocktail that is a little trickier to make but when it is done correctly it is glorious! This classic is usually built upon London Dry/Old Tom gin and orange blossom water. Our version accentuates the raspberry and rose flavours with flavoured syrup and rose water. 

  • 50ml RK/SplitsDrinks Pink Gin 
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 20ml Raspberry syrup
  • 2 Drops of rose water
  • 1 egg white
  • 25ml double cream
  • Soda water   

Add all ingredients apart from soda water to a shaker without ice and shake hard for 25 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake well for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled highball glass without ice and top with soda water in the centre of foam until it protrudes slightly over the top of the glass.

To make the syrup add 50g of sugar and 50ml of water to a saucepan with about 10 raspberries. Boil until it becomes a syrupy consistency and then strain out the pulp and seed.



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