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Pink Gin Old Fashioned


When you’re in the mood for something that’s a bit classic but with a fun modern twist, the Pink Gin Old Fashioned should be your go-to cocktail. It’s a stylish spin on the traditional Old Fashioned, incorporating the floral and fruity notes of Empress Elderflower Rose Gin.

The star of this recipe is Empress Elderflower Rose Gin, which not only brings a vibrant pink hue to the table but also layers in delicate floral and subtle fruity notes. This gin has a unique profile with hints of elderflower and a touch of rose, providing a soft yet captivating base for the cocktail.

Adding complexity to this, we incorporate honey, which does more than just sweeten the deal. Its natural richness binds the floral gin and the bitters together, creating a smooth, velvety backbone for the drink.

The real game-changers, however, are the grapefruit and orange bitters. The grapefruit bitters bring a zesty, citrusy tang that adds a refreshing sharpness, cutting through the sweetness and echoing the gin’s floral character. The orange bitters introduce a slightly spicy, bright citrus note that complements the grapefruit’s zest. Together, they infuse the cocktail with a depth that balances the floral gin wonderfully, adding layers that unfold with each sip.

Once the mixture is strained into a rocks glass,  you’re going to finish it off by expressing an orange peel over the glass. The expressed orange peel does more than just add a hint of citrus oil; it also serves as an aromatic garnish that enhances the initial sip with its bright, fragrant notes.

The visual appeal of the Pink Gin Old Fashioned is undeniable. The gin itself lends a natural pink color that’s both appealing and sophisticated. When you serve this drink, the vibrant hue sets it apart.


Step 1: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass topped with ice. Stir to chill.


Step 2: Strain the mixture into a lowball glass.


Step 3: Express an orange peel over the glass and garnish.


So next time you’re looking to shake things up a bit, reach for the Pink Gin Old Fashioned. It’s an effortless mix of old and new, bringing together the best of both worlds in a glass.

Pink Gin Old Fashioned




  1. Step 1 – Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass topped with ice. Stir to chill.
  2. Step 2 – Strain the mixture into a lowball glass.
  3. Step 3 – Express an orange peel over the glass and garnish.
Tags: Gin, Bold, Citrusy, Floral

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