What Does Pink Gin Taste Like?
Pink gin does not have a universal taste, meaning it can vary depending on the type you go for. While pink gins might look similar, not all of them will taste the same, the gins labelled as pink gin offering up a range of various fresh and fragrant flavours.
A lot of pink gins will have a berry component to them, infused with ingredients like strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit, rose petals and more. The infusion of these pink ingredients are what can give the gin its eye-catching pink colouring, which has helped in popularising the drink alongside the sweet and fruity flavours it can offer.
Here, ILoveGin explore this enormously popular tipple, including the types on offer, what it goes well with and more.
Types of Pink Gin
There are a range of different pink gins to explore, many of which can be found in our shop, including the following:
All of these gins listed above offer a unique selection of flavours; the Pin Premium Pink Strawberry Gin blending a ripe strawberry taste with Pin Gin’s smooth original recipe, while the Malfy Rosa Gin’s tasting notes detail a “juicy fresh grapefruit, with a rich long juniper finish.”
What Mixes Well With Pink Gin?
What mixes well with pink gin will depend entirely on the gin you have chosen. The pink gins explored above all have a unique combination of flavours.
With the flavours varying so greatly, so too can the recommended serve of pink gins; the JJ Whitley Pink Cherry Gin’s perfect serve detailed as 50ml of the gin, 100ml Lamb & Watt Hibiscus Tonic Water and 1 spoonful of cherry syrup, with 2 cherries to garnish, while Gordon’s Pink Gin recommends filling a large copa glass with ice before adding 50ml of the gin and 150ml of tonic, garnished with strawberries.
Pink Gin Cocktail Recipes
With summer now here, it’s the perfect season to enjoy such refreshing pink gin cocktails as Malfy Gin’s Sbagliato Corretto and Gordon’s Pink & Tonic.
For Malfy Gin’s Sbagliato Corretto, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 50ml Malfy Rosa Gin
- 75ml Prosecco
- 10ml Italian Bitter Aperitif
- 25ml Lillet Rose
- Cubed ice
- Pink grapefruit twist (to garnish)
In a glass, add the gin, the Lillet Rose and the Italian Bitter Aperitif and stir the mixture gently. After this, top the glass up with the prosecco and use the pink grapefruit twist to garnish.
For the Gordon’s Pink & Tonic, you’ll need to have the following to hand:
- 50ml of Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
- 150ml of either tonic water or lemonade
- Fresh strawberries (cut into wedges)
In a large wine glass, add ice before mixing in the pink gin and tonic water (or lemonade), using the strawberries to garnish.
How Many Calories Are in Pink Gin?
According to DrinkWell, 25ml of Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin contains 56 calories. Gin is often seen as a low-cal alcoholic beverage, and for the most part it is, a gin and tonic with 25ml of gin (37.5% ABV) having 97 calories compared to a 175ml glass of wine coming to 159 calories.
However, some flavoured gins will have a considerably larger amount of sugars than other types of gin.
When wanting to lower the calories in your pink gin beverage, it might be worth considering using diet tonics and low-calorie mixers.