Flavored gin has dramatically risen in popularity over the last several years. While many brands have released flavored options (the majority of which featuring a vibrant, pink color), most of these gins have both originated and remained in the UK. While Kopparberg Pink Gin is one of these colored spirits, it’s also looking to push outward to external marks, ranging from the United States to Australia. So if you haven’t at the very least sampled these pink spirits, now is the perfect time to give one a try.
More About the Gin
Kopparberg Pink Gin takes many of the same botanicals as its London Dry Gin, and combines it with fresh, refreshing strawberry and lime juice. This blends well with the lemon zest, coriander, and juniper. In fact, one of the main reasons why “pink” gins have risen in popularity over the last several years is because the fruity additional botanicals help mellow out the pine and peppery tastes of a traditional gin, which makes it easier for individuals looking to take their first steps into the spirit but who may not be as welcoming to the normal, abundantly juniper taste.
Lighter Than The Traditional Gin
As is the case with many other pink gins, the alcohol percentage is slightly lower. With the Kopparberg Pink Gin, the spirit rings in at 37.5 ABV. The lower alcohol percentage helps make it a fantastic option when considering summer gin drinks. It can be sipped straight without any mixer, or it can be combined to create a unique take on a traditional cocktail.
Numerous Ways To Enjoy The Gin
You can purchase the gin in a traditional bottle, which makes it easier for putting on display or keeping with your other spirits. Or, you can purchase the gin in a can variation. This pre-mixed cocktail is personal sized offering, which is perfect for heading out to the beach and glassware isn’t an option, or when you just want to easily sip on a cocktail in a can without all the added sugar and artificial flavorings that other brands might pack into a can.
Kopparberg Gin Cocktails
There’s no shortage to cocktails you can make with Kopparberg Pink Gin. However, here are variations on two classics:
Kopparberg Gin French 75 (Find the original classic recipe here)
- 1.5 ounces Kopparberg Pink Gin
- 0.5 ounce simple syrup
- 0.75 ounce lime juice
- 1/4 cup sparkling wine/champagne
- 1 lime
Combine gin, lime juice and simple syrup with ice in a shaker. Shake, pour into a champagne flute, then top with sparkling wine.
Gin and Tonic (Find the original classic recipe here)
- 2 ounces Kopparberg Pink Gin
- 4 ounces tonic water
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 strawberry
Pour gin, lime juice, and tonic water over ice. Garnish with a strawberry.
More About Kopparberg
You may wonder what sets Kopparberg apart from other gin labels producing pink options (which can vary from grapefruit to raspberry). Kopparberg is a primarily a cider producer. Kopparberg cider comes in a number of flavors, including blueberry and lime, strawberry and lime, a mixed fruit, raspberry, elderflower and lime, and others. With the company’s experience working with fruits, it made perfect sense to take the step over to pink gin production.
There’s just something about the addition of strawberry and lime that instantly makes you want to kick back your feet and enjoy a sunset over a perfect summer day. Pouring Kopparberg Pink Gin over tonic is all the flavor you need.