Have You Tried Pink Gin? Know Why It's Popular!
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One of the many food and beverage trends for 2022 that got our attention was people's adoration of "pink gin." Everybody else has this drink on their social media page. But many people don't comprehend the specifics of this gin or its etymology. Midway through the 18th century, this gin was first created by combining Plymouth gin with Angostura bitters, which gave it a lovely pink hue. Before then, it was a drink that by the end of the 18th century had become very popular in the UK. The "Pink Gin" of the twenty-first century, on the other hand, would be the gin that has been flavoured and infused with a variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that give the beverage a pink hue, such as strawberries, raspberries, and hibiscus.

What does pink gin taste like?

Don't be fooled by the pink gin bottle's appearance into thinking that it would taste overly sweet and bubblegum-like! Pink gin is renowned for being elegant, fruity, fragrant, fresh, and sometimes complex in flavour. This type of gin can be consumed straight up or combined with tonic to form a classic G&T cocktail.

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Pink gin is produced by the same distillation method as regular gin. Throughout this procedure, the flavours and any additional colourants are introduced to the gin to be infused. Red berries (such as strawberries and redcurrants), rose petals, and various spices are frequently added to pink gin to steep the spirit. The pink gin will be ready to drink after the procedure is finished.

Why is it becoming popular?

The taste of regular gin is either too sharp or dry and when combined with tonic, this sharpness is increased with no discernible flavours. This is the very reason why people are going crazy about it. Nowadays, people pay more attention to flavours because they prefer to experience spirits rather than just consume them for fun. As a result, gin producers are developing flavoured gins that add flavour and interest to the overall drinking experience.