National Pink Gin Day is totally happening on Thursday 3rd August. But why? And what even is it?
You’ve probably heard of World Gin Day (second Saturday in June, get it in your diaries if it’s not already in there!) A day where the World (yes, it truly is a global event these days) comes together to celebrate the crafty little spirit.
Which is great. BUT.
We couldn’t help but notice that there is a Gin sub-category that is getting overlooked. Is it because of its unique hue? So often stereotyped as ‘girlie’. Is it because one assumes that by the very nature of its colour it must either be a) sickeningly sweet or b) pumped full of colouring?
Well. We thought it was high time we corrected the above assumptions and not only started to give Pink Gin the respect it deserves, but to demonstrate that despite appearances, Pink Gin packs quite a punch.
So, we’ve joined up with Edgerton Pink Gin to hold the very first National Pink Gin Day on Thursday 3rd August 2017.
A day where we’ll be celebrating all that’s great about this colourful creation, encouraging people to sample it for themselves, and suggesting new ways to sip pink tipples – all whilst hopefully showing that men, women, everyone (over 18…) can all drink pink.
AT HOME: From July 20th until August 7th we’ll be offering an exclusive discountof £3 off 70cl bottles of Edgerton Pink Gin so you can sample the spirit at home.
ENTER CODE PINKGINDAY17 at checkout for £3 off!
We’ve also got three simple serves, and the best tonic pairings (below) meaning you can mix up and enjoy perfectly pink cocktails to suit your preference!
AT THE BAR: If you want to get involved elsewhere, there’s a whole host of venues serving up Edgerton Pink Gin cocktails for the occasion. Keep your eyes peeled for confirmed venues.
EDGERTON PINK GIN NATIONAL PINK GIN DAY COCKTAILS
Edgerton Pink Gin is not only delicious poured neat over ice, but works brilliantly in a P&T (that's a pink and tonic...) For National Pink Gin Day, we're recommending three serves that are easy to make at home and showcase the best of the gin's brilliant botanicals.
Ingredients: 50ml Edgerton Pink Gin 150ml 1724 Tonic Garnish: Pomegranates, Strawberries & Mint, Fresh Raspberries
Method: Simply pour the gin over cubed ice and top with tonic. Add garnish of your choice from the suggested, above.
Ingredients: 50ml Edgerton Pink Gin 150ml Elderflower Tonic Wedge of pink grapefruit
Method: Build over ice and stir. Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit.
TARRAGON PINK PITCHER
Ingredients: 175ml Edgerton Pink Gin 10 large sprigs tarragon 2 lemons thinly sliced 2 tbsp sugar 175ml elderflower liqueur 60ml fresh lemon juice Soda to top
Method: Muddle the tarragon sprigs, lemon slices, and sugar in a large pitcher. Add gin, elderflower juice, lemon juice, and club soda. Add ice and stir to combine.