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6 cocktails with medicinal roots

By: Enrique Gili on March 26, 2013, 2:18 p.m.
pink gin medicinal cocktail

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Pink Gin

Purists note that traditional pink gin calls for gin and bitters and that's it. Bitters contain all manner of herbal exotica dissolved in alcohol, and were used traditionally to settle the stomach.

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Total time: 5 minutes  

Yield: 1 cocktail

Pink Gin


  • 1/2 tray ice
  • 2 ounces dry gin
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  1. Fill a small sealable glass jar with ice. Add gin, Cointreau, Angostura and Peychaud's bitters. Seal and shake well. Pour into a short glass filled with ice.