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DIY Pink Gin Cocktail

Image: Tim Nusog

Adapted from the 1939 classic cocktail book The Gentleman’s Companion by Charles H. Baker, the original cocktail nods to the drink’s Navy roots, suggesting that the excess bitters “go back in the bottle, on the floor or out the porthole or window, depending upon who, where and what we are.”



  1. Dash the bitters into a chilled coupe. Gently tip the glass and rotate it to coat the inside of the glass. Pour out the excess bitters.

  2. Stir the gin in a mixing glass with ice, then strain into the prepared glass.

  3. Garnish with a curl of lime peel.