Pretty in Pink
Gin seems to be the ‘in’ drink this summer and the retail shelves are overflowing with new brands from both large and small outfits. Many of gins have discernibly different subtleties and flavours, but outside of the bottle they all look pretty much the same. All, that is, bar Pinkster. We were introduced to it last year and we simply cannot get enough of the stuff. It is the perfect drink for a Great British summer – the ideal partner for a Lord's Test match, Ascot picnic, Henley Regatta and of course Wimbledon . Pinkster oozes Britishness, quality and quirkiness. Five botanicals go into this top notch gin and fresh British raspberries are steeped in the triple distilled spirit, which provide the distinctively pink hue and hint of raspberry. Pinkster is distinctly different to the vast majority of its competitors, however the generous dose of juniper ensures it has the typical dryness of a high-end gin.
To make a Pinkster G&T, or should that be P&T, use a high quality tonic and serve it with a sprig of mint and two or three fresh raspberries (instead of a slice of lemon). It's also a great cocktail ingredient and to celebrate World Gin Day on 14 June 2014 we’ve come up with our own Pinkster cocktail, which we’ve coined ‘Pinksterbubbler’. We used large Champagne flutes and added 1 measure of Pinkster gin, a dash of Elderflower cordial, 1 measure Pommegranate juice and then filled the rest of the glass with Champagne. It’s important to chill the Champagne and pomegranate juice to ensure it’s served deliciously cool. To finish we simply dropped a fresh raspberry into the glass. Why not try it at home and make PJ Pan’s Pinksterbubbler a British summer essential!
To find out more about Pinkster Gin and to locate a stockist visit www.pinkstergin.com.