The Martini is perhaps the most famous cocktail in the world, in part thanks to a certain fictional British spy. But it’s safe to say that we won’t see Bond ordering a Pink Gin Martini anytime soon.
The traditional recipe is simply gin and dry vermouth, sometimes garnished with an olive or lemon twist, but in recent years gin drinkers have experimenting and hence the Pink Gin Martini was born.
The rise of pink gin has coincided with the Instagram generation and we have to say a pink Martini looks pretty special.
Variations on the Martini such as the Espresso Martini, Pinktini and Appletini are imitations of the classic, not containing dry vermouth, but we think they are a fun option to try every once in a while.
Best Pink Gin Martini
Pink Gin Martini
If there was ever a ‘classic’ Pink Gin Martini cocktail recipe – this is it.
It’s true to the original recipe, just replace traditional gin with The English Drinks Company Pink Gin for a glorious blush hue.
- • 75ml The English Drinks Company Pink Gin
- • 10ml dry vermouth
- 1. Mix in a cocktail glass and stir as slowly as you have the patience for.
- 2. Optional garnish of cucumber slither and/ or frozen pomegranate seeds.
Raspberry Espresso Martini
Combining coffee and pink gin may not be a well known combo, but stick it in a Martini glass and it just oozes class.
- • 50ml Kintyre Pink Gin
- • 25ml raspberry syrup
- • 50ml espresso coffee
- 1. Shake ingredients over ice then strain into a Martini glass.
- 2. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
This simple recipe is definitely not a Martini but when it looks and tastes this good who cares!
- • 50ml Pinkster Gin
- • 10ml elderflower cordial
- 1. Fill shaker with ice, throw in several raspberries and then add five parts Pinkster to one part cordial, shake and pour into an ice-cold glass.
- 2. Garnish with a raspberry and a sprig of mint.