Pink Gin Cocktail

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[Editor's Note: Sometimes the best cocktails are also the simplest ones. This cocktail is an easy combination of gin augmented with Angostura bitters, but that means it requires quality ingredients. As the post says, stay away from cheap gin! --Genie]

Pink Gin Recipe

My English father had descended from a long line of seamen. As a Navy man, his drink of choice was a pink gin. Far from impugning the masculinity of its taster, the barely discernible “pink” in the drink—it always seemed a shade of orange to me—comes from Angostura bitters, an herbal concoction marketed by a German doctor in the late 1800s as a remedy for queasy stomachs.

Pink Gin

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