The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Product Review: Edgerton Original Pink Dry Gin



In A Nutshell


Edgerton Pink Gin

Another new product on the resurgent London gin scene. It looks like a bottle of ‘blush’ wine, it comes from Clapham, south London and it has a mighty big ABV…

TCL Rating:

What They Say:

“The blush of Edgerton Original Pink derives from the pomegranate… There are many gins on the market. Most are white, a few are blue, but now comes something rare and very fine: London’s first Pink Gin.”

What We Say:

Ms S:

Looks can be deceiving. This pink gin is a case in point. From its packaging and colour you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a rose wine, all insipid and girly when in fact, with its 47% vol. it could knock a prize fighter out cold. The aroma is subtle enough but tasting it neat doesn’t really show it off to best effect. Contrary to the soft hue, there’s a harshness about it which shocks the palate as it’s expecting something softer, something sweeter, something more rounded. That said, it works very well in a gin and tonic – both aesthetically and in the taste department. Less so in the martini where the colour looks on the synthetic side and the taste bounces around the mouth not really finding harmony with the vermouth.

Mr G:

Neat, it’s nothing short of an explosion of alcohol in the mouth. There’s a little fruit there and a pleasing texture, then that alcohol hangs around and around. But it feels a little unrefined. In a G&T it looks great, with a pleasing blush of a colour, and cut with the tonic the flavour mellows off but still delivers a very powerful drink. In a dry martini it lacks depth and struggles to hold its own against the vermouth. So the way forward seems to be a big G&T.

Fun Fact:

The original Pink Gin is a combination of Plymouth gin and Angostura bitters, made fashionable in the United Kingdom in the mid 19th century.

Edgerton Original Pink Dry Gin recipes:

London Snog

1.5 oz Edgerton Pink Gin
5 oz Crème de Framboise
Juice from 20 crushed redcurrants
Juice of ¼ lemon
Dash gomme syrup

Shake well and serve with a twist of lemon peel.


The Details:

47.0% VOL

Available from Harrods and all good retailers, priced £31.50

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2 responses

  1. Hm.. I am sceptical about this Gin.. I tried it out when I was in Harrods. The staff there told me that the Gin is pink because it has food dye in it and NOT Pomegranate – as is claimed by the makers!

    It’s merely a cheap Gin with a gimmick. Distilled in Clapham by an own label distillery known for churning out cheap booze!

    Don’t be fooled Gin lovers! Edgerton Pink Gin is a fraud.

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