Inspired by her recent trip to Baltimore, Arielle Goldman mixed up a custom cocktail for us that will help you greet 2016 with rose-colored glasses.
In the new year, I resolve to drink like a sailor. Gin hasn’t always been a go-to for me (blame it on the cheap G&Ts of my twenties), but lately I’ve found myself with an appreciation for the stuff. When done right, it’s herbal and clean and totally refreshing. On a recent trip to the Baltimore Whiskey Company distillery I had a chance to chat with two of the owners. Over glasses of their Baltimore Shot Tower navy strength gin, I asked the guys their preferred way to drink it. Max and Eli both agreed that a pink gin is the way to go. It was new to me, but as soon as I got home with my bottles of Shot Tower gin, I mixed a couple up. Right on, guys. The name may sound sweet, but that pink tint comes from angostura bitters, which complement the herbal quality of gin perfectly. Just add a twist of lemon and you’ve got your new favorite before dinner drink.
2 ounces gin (I’m enjoying my Baltimore Shot Tower navy strength gin)
A couple dashes angostura bitters
Mix gin and bitters in a glass with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Enjoy! And remember, real men drink pink.
Arielle Goldman lives in historic Church Hill and is the proprietor behind the lifestyle blog Scotch & Nonsense.