The original Racquet Club Cocktail called for pink gin but what exactly is pink gin? Simply, gin with a dash of Angostura bitters stirred through. The first use of pink gin is widely attributed to the Royal Navy who mixed the bitters with gin to take the edge off and apparently ease sea sickness. While I can’t guarantee that this one will ease your stomach, I can guarantee that is the perfect update to a classic martini.
- 3/4oz Dry Vermouth
- 2oz Gin Tanqueray
- 3 drops Peychaud Bitters
- 3 drops Orange Bitters
- Twist of pink grapefruit for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients in an iced shaker (except the twist).
2. Shake hard.
3. Serve in a chilled glass.