This Pink Gin Spritz is a fun, fruity and and oh-so-pretty variation of the classic Spritz cocktail.
If the film, Pretty in Pink were a cocktail, it would be the Pink Gin Spritz.
It’s signature pink hue and aromatic sweetness is all thanks to the pink gin, which pairs well with Prosecco and tonic water for the perfect sweet and bitter flavor combo.
Garnished with raspberries and a lime wedge, you are in for an incredibly flavorsome ride!
What Is Pink Gin?
The star ingredient, pink gin originated as a seasickness ailment for the British Royal Navy in 1821.
Its first components consisted of a mix of Angostura bitters, spices and herbs (such as gentian) in an alcohol base.
However, it was so bitter that the sailors started adding in gin and then rhubarb, raspberry, and strawberry which is how the pink gin today came about!
What Is a Spritz Cocktail?
A Spritz is an Italian cocktail made of sparkling wine (typically Prosecco), soda water and a bitter liquor like Aperol.
Ingredients for a Pink Gin Spritz
Pink gin — A sweet gin with delicious strawberry and raspberry notes.
Prosecco wine — A not too sweet Italian sparkling wine. Substitute with Cava or champagne to balance out the sweetness of the gin and the tonic water.
Pink tonic water — Made with currant extract. Substitute with regular tonic water.
Fresh raspberries or strawberries — For garnish
Lime — For garnish
How to Prepare a Pink Gin Spritz
1 — Fill 3/4 of a big wine goblet with ice.
2 — Add the pink gin, Prosecco, and tonic water. Stir gently with the cocktail spoon.
3 — Top up the glass with the pink tonic water. Depending on the size of your glass you might need more pink tonic or less.
How to Garnish the Glass
1 — Cut a few raspberries in half and throw them inside the glass.
2 — Make a thin slit in one raspberry and lime wheel, and sit them next to each other on the glass brim.
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Pink Gin Spritz Recipe
- Wine goblet
- Cocktail spoon
- Cocktail straw
- 2 fl oz pink gin
- 1 fl oz prosecco
- 1-2 fl oz pink tonic water or regular tonic water
- 1 lime wheel for garnish
- Raspberries for garnish
- Consume immediately so you won’t lose the bubbles.
- You can also garnish fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint for a contrasting aromatic green.
- Substitute the Prosecco Italian wine with Cava or champagne. Just make sure to choose a dry or brut one since the pink gin and the tonic are sweet.
- In case you cannot find pink tonic, opt for regular tonic water. Avoid lemon soda or any soda since they are already too sweet.
- Fill 3/4 of a big wine goblet with ice.
- Add the pink gin, Prosecco, and tonic water. Stir gently with the cocktail spoon.
- Top the glass with the pink tonic water. Depending on the size of your glass you might need more pink tonic or less.
How to garnish the glass:
- Cut a few raspberries in half and throw them inside the glass.
- Make a thin slit in one raspberry and lime wheel, and sit them next to each other on the glass brim.
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