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Pink Gin


Pink Gin Cocktail

Pink Gin

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Pink Gin is also known as Gin & Bitters and it's quite simply those two ingredients: gin and bitters. This drink was originally created by the Royal Navy to make Angostura bitters, which they used as a medical treatment for their sailors, more palatable.

You may also hear the term "Gin Pahit" in many 19th century sailing stories such as those by W. Somerset Maugham. This is the virtually the same drink, only the name has been lost in time. The word "pahit" is Malay for "bitters." What ever you want to call it, it is a fabulous aperitif Martini.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounce gin
  • 3-4 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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