Pink Gin

2 oz Gin, Plymouth Navy Strength
4 ds Bitters, Angostura
Instructions
Add bitters to mixing glass and stir down with ice for 1 minute. Add gin and stir for at least another minute. Strain. Up. Lemon twist optional.
Notes
Dilution is key here to open up gin.
History
Tradition has it British navy officers drank pink gins 'in', with angostura, whereas the men took theirs 'out', with merely a swirl, due to relative scarcity and rationing of the bitters on board.
From other users
  • Made with Beefeater 24. Super bitter: 5 dashes might have been 3 or 4 too many! (I notice Wondrich calls for 3 *drops*!) Edit: Use Plymouth Navy and 4 dashes and it gained a star. — ☆☆☆
  • Barely a cocktail but definitely one of my very favorites. Use good gin. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Very nice stiff drink. I think I prefer it with 4-5 dashes "in" rather than just rinsing the glass, unless you have a really high quality gin you want to showcase. — ☆☆☆☆
  • 10/30/18 - only 2 dashes with Plymouth gin. Good idea for testing out new bitters. — ☆☆☆☆
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