Drink your summer through rose-colored glasses.
Taste comes first when it comes to food, but a visually appealing meal—plated beautifully or made with colorful ingredients—elevates any dish or its accompanying cocktail to the level of food-genius. So far, this has been the year of millennial pink—we’ve seen the soft pastel shade grace everything from Frappuccinos to pineapples. It's even appeared in pink sakura (aka cherry blossom) curry in Japan, and Black Tap built a candy-coated pink milkshake that would give you a sugar rush just by looking at it. Delicious flavors are good, but pink food—now that’s satisfying.
Pink foods aside, however, when it comes to stepping up your summery cocktail game, you might want to add a splash of color to your glass. In honor of this soothing shade of pink taking over Instagram feeds and backyard parties everywhere, here are six ways you can drink millennial pink this summer.
Gordon’s pink gin:
Gordon’s brand new pink gin is infused with strawberry and raspberry flavors, which will supposedly make for a sweeter gin and tonic than you're used to.
Sweet Revenge whiskey
This rose-colored whiskey is made with strawberries and flavored with citrus.
Happy End liquor
Happy End makes this milky pastel-pink, strawberry-flavored drink they’ve dubbed “Unicorn Liquor.” The brand makes two other versions in colors you wouldn't expect to see in the liquor store: A turquoise coconut flavor, and a bright yellow banana flavor.
Pinkster to start your day ☺ Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with our delicate flavour appealing both to seasoned gin drinkers and recent converts. Best of all, Pinkster recycle the raspberries, albeit slightly intoxicated, and sell them in farm shops and food halls as Boozy Berries. #MarvinOsifo #Pinkster #Gin
The British Bottle Company creates this light pink gin by steeping raspberries in their triple distilled spirits.
This dusty rose tequila—reminsicent of a summer sunset—is aged in barrels usually intended for Cabernet.
The Bitter Truth pink gin
Eccentric, irreverent and innovative, German based drinks pionners @thebittertruthcompany are one of the most exciting and talked about names on the bar circuit. This release pays homage to the tradition of blending gin and bitters - a practice first established by members of the Royal Navy to cure sea sickness. A delicious blend of traditionally crafted gin and aromatic bitters that is designed to please modern tastes with a soft and gentle mouth feel and a host of complex elements. Enticingly fruity and floral on the nose, the taste is silly smooth with distinctive flavors of juniper berries, licorice, caraway and fennel. The Bitter Truth Pink Gin is a truly remarkable spirit that is best enjoyed on it own, as part of a Gin & Tonic or in a range of Martini Cocktail recipes. #thebittertruth #thebittertruthpinkgin #pinkgin #pink #gin #spicednavy #cocktails #craftcocktails #cocktailspecialist #cocktailporn #mixologists #drinks #rochambeauwines #dobbsferry #instagood #instadope
When it comes to pink drinks, apparently gin is in. This pink gin is flavored with licorice, caraway, and fennel.