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Four of the best gin cocktails to try this season

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Gordon's Gin

It’s the shade of the year and thanks to the masters of distillery at Gordon’s, we can now enjoy a glass of pink gin, too

Exploding on the catwalk and nudging its way into our interiors since spring, it will come as no surprise that this year’s love affair with millennial pink has made its way into our drinks cabinets, and is firmly here to stay. In light of the spirit’s recent resurgence, makers of the nation’s favourite gin have created their most aesthetically pleasing blend yet – and, you’ve guessed it, it’s pink.

Distilled with the sweetness of strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants, Gordon’s Premium Pink has subtler notes of juniper and botanicals than that of original Gordon’s London Dry, and has a delicate, elegant pink hue. With the festive season fast approaching, we teamed up with Gordon’s and crafted this quartet of gin cocktail brilliance. Finest glassware at the ready – let the alchemy commence.

Gordon’s Pink Spritz

(Serves 1, 2.2 units per serve)
A refreshing and delicious little number, perfect for special occasions

Ingredients

50ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
50ml lemonade
25ml prosecco
Sliced strawberries to garnish

Method

Step 1: Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add the gin and lemonade, and top with the prosecco.

Step 2: Garnish with strawberries and serve.

Gordon’s Pink Punch

(Serves 4, 1.9 units per serve)
If you’re entertaining during the festive season, this fruity punch is simple to make and guaranteed to impress your guests

Ingredients

200ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
300ml cranberry juice
300ml lemonade
Raspberries, mixed berries and sliced strawberries to garnish

Method

Step 1: Add the gin, cranberry juice and lemonade to a one-litre pitcher or carafe, and fill with ice.

Step 2: Add the fresh berries, stir to mix and serve.

Gordon’s Pale Pink Bramble

(Serves 1, 1.9 units per serve)
This elegant concoction proves red and pink are a winning combination

Ingredients

25ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
50ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
Half a strawberry, a raspberry and a string of redcurrants to garnish

Method

Step 1: Add the lemon juice and sugar syrup to a short tumbler and half fill with crushed ice. Stir to mix, adding more crushed ice to fill the glass.

Step 2: Drizzle in the gin

Gordon’s Pink and Tonic

(Serves 1, 1.9 units per serve)
For the purists among you who favour the classic G&T, fear not – we have you covered

Ingredients

50ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
150ml tonic water
Sliced strawberries to garnish

Method

Step 1: Fill a large wine glass with ice, then mix the gin with the tonic water.

Step 2: Garnish with wedges of fresh strawberries and enjoy.

Win a Gordon’s Pink Gin party at your office 

Be the office hero and enter our competition – in partnership with Gordon’s – to win a Gordon’s Pink Gin-themed cocktail hour at your office. One reader will win the chance to kick back for an hour with their colleagues as a mixologist serves the delicious drink of the season, Gordon’s Pink Spritz. Three runners-up will each win a 70cl bottle of Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin. 

For details on how to enter online and the competition question, please see below. The competition closes at 11:55pm on 29/11/17. The winner and runners-up will be selected from all entries received before the closing time and date. The selected winner must have a suitable, non-manual workplace with no persons under the legal drinking age present. Standard T&Cs here.

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Sorry, the promotion closed over 1 year ago. Don’t worry, you’re still a winner to us. We have loads of other competitions running every week.

Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin is available at most retailers