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Pink Gin & Tonic: Boldness in color

on January 04, 2023

Ever wondered how Pink Gin gains its coloring? The color of the gin is achieved either through natural ingredients or food coloring and as so, most Pink Gins are made with colorants. Precisely because Pink Gins based on natural ingredients require more creativity and effort during the production process, they deserve more attention. Due to the additional fruits and berries, Pink Gins are also – for the most part – a bit sweeter and fruitier than their colorless counterparts. 

In our case, we, therefore, want to introduce the Pink Robin from Imagine Spirits. In addition to their classic London Dry, the gin makers from Istria wanted to launch a "naturally flavored" gin that was not very sweet but retained the notes of classic gin. In doing so, the boutique distillery uses the chokeberries that can be found in the region to create a unique gin from Istria. And the guys succeeded: The Pink Robin is an absolute gin highlight. 

The aromatic and dry gin is made from twelve botanicals and is ideal for mixing classic cocktails like a Dry Martini or Negroni. This is because the gin is only aged for a month with fresh chokeberries from the region, yet only when it is fully distilled, giving it its characteristic dark red hue and incomparable chokeberry aroma.  

The superfood chokeberry is very popular throughout Croatia and is mostly eaten fresh or dried. In fact, chokeberries are rich in anthocyanins and polyphenols, which have health-promoting properties. So why not use the berry to make a delicious Istrian gin? 

Pink it up: Gin & Tonic

  • 4 cl Pink Robin Aronia Gin
  • 0,25 ml Thomas Henry Pink Grapefruit
  • 1x slice of fresh grapefruit
  • Rosemary and/or Aronia berries as garnish 

Add a few ice cubes to the gin glass. Pour in Pink Robin Gin and fill it up with Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water. Add the garnish.

Pink Robin is a dry, modern gin with a vibrant, strawberry tinge. 12 distinct botanicals each bring their unique qualities during distillation.