Learn how to make the Pink Gin Cocktail,with Hendrick's Gin and Angostura Aromatic Bitters.
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The Pink Gin Cocktail, a simple, elegant cocktail that unfortunately you rarely see at party these days.
Welcome to the Cocktail Spirit from Small Screen Network. I am your host Robert Hess. Now, the Pink Gin cocktail is an extremely simple cocktail. It just got two ingredients, Gin and Bitters. And it is the Bitters that add the color to it to make it called it up the Pink Gin Cocktail.
We’re going to use Hendricks Gin; I am going to put an ounce and a half which is essentially in little shot. It is announced now that is the standard pour of a spirit and I am going to add that to a strain glass since both ingredients is going to be clear and before this I would want to kind show you a comparison here between two different mixing glasses.
This is an ice mixing glass, I love this sort of style, it’s designed for mixing cocktails, its got a special flared lip on it, it even has a special strainer that is specially designed for fitting specific things in this glass. Unfortunately, these mixing glasses can be hard to find. So instead what I’m going to use is the standard base pint glass from a Boston Shaker. You can also use this for mixing as well.
So let us add an ounce and a half of Gin to that, now for the color were are going to use Angostura Bitters like I said and rather than just dash or two, we’re going to actually add several dashes. Now many dashes you add is up to you. If you really haven’t got to into Angostura bitters yet maybe three, four at the most dashes people like Doctor Cocktail or Ted Hay. He likes talking about adding seven or more dashes to his.
Let us just add me about four dashes this time, one, two, three, four. Now, another thing you noticed on Bitters bottles, each one has a slightly different dash or cap on it, it’s how big a dash is really depends upon the bottle, so you really need to pay attention to as you adding the bitters what is coming out into that glass.
Now that is the only ingredient we have there, now the ice, and when straining this out, I mean you might use a standard Hawthorne strainer I mean, I really love the Oxo strainers but the problem you noticed is they do not really fit in the glass. I mean, when you get them down there you are actually popping in and they can bounce right back out again.
So instead, we want to make sure we use a Julep strainer. A Julep strainer is designed essentially for going in here, it doesn’t appear to fit properly but all it’s trying to do is basically hold back the ice and does a wonderful job with that.
Now again you will notice that we only had one and a half ounces of product because it was just the base spirit going in here which means we have a fairly short cocktail. You do not want to put this on a big gigantic a ten ounce cocktail glasses because either you’d have just a little tiny bit of stuff in the bottom of your glass or if you added enough booze to fill up the glass.
There is no way you are going to drink that all thing, and so that’s why I like having some nice small cocktail glasses around. This just barely holds a drink like the Pink Gin. And there we have a wonderful classic cocktail, the Pink Gin Cocktail.