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How to Make the Perfect Gordon’s Pink Gin & Tonic

Gordon's Pink Gin & Tonic

How can you not love this gorgeous Pink Gin cocktail? It’s so simple and it’s so pretty. I remember the first time I saw gin turn pink and thought it was a magic drink. Now you can get it anytime with no magic involved!

Gordon's Pink Gin & Tonic

Where was the Pink Gin & Tonic born

To be brief, the marriage of gin and tonic began as a malaria cure-all. Tonic was made from quinine which was added to tonic water. Due to its better taste, gin was added and thus, the Gin and Tonic was born.

It was the drink for British officers stationed in India during the 19th and early 20th C. Although it won’t cure malaria anymore, the Gin and Tonic is the drink of choice for Brits in the summer, as well as elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

What is Pink Gin

Bottle of Gordon's Pink Gin & Tonic

Originally, pink gin was a simple combination of gin and a few dashes of Angostura bitters. It was all the rage in the 19th century and, now 200 years later, is taking the gin drinking world by storm. Even James Bond was a fan of it when he wasn’t drinking martinis! Check out The Man with the Golden Gun.

In the olden days, the bitters gave it a red hue. Now in the 21st century, Pink Gin has become insanely popular. Gordon’s is all a-blush with hints of red fruit like strawberries, raspberries and red currants giving it a sweetness that is otherwise not present in traditional gin.

How to make Gordon’s Pink Gin & Tonic

You need to start with the following ingredients to make this gorgeous cocktail!

Making this cocktail couldn’t be easier:

  • Take a wine glass and fill it with loads of ice
  • Add jigger of the gin
  • Top up with the tonic
  • Then add a few red fruits or a lemon twist as a garnish!

Which tonic should I use

I love Fever-Tree Tonic or Fever-Tree Elderflower tonic, if you want to try a slightly different flavor, but don’t be afraid to try another brand you love. You can also add lemonade, if you don’t love tonic. I definitely prefer Simply Lemonade (which goes so well with Bourbon, but that’s another story!).

If you want to try another Pink cocktail, don’t miss:


Gordon's Pink Gin and Tonic

Here is the recipe!

Gordon's Pink Gin & Tonic

Gordon's Pink Gin and Tonic

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 50ml Gordon's Pink Gin
  • 150ml Tonic water
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Ice


  1. Fill a large wine glass with ice
  2. Add in the Gordon’s Pink Gin
  3. Top up with Fever-Tree tonic water
  4. Garnish with wedges of fresh strawberries


Hate tonic? Then top up with lemonade!

For US measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements Converter

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