Confluence Distilling Pink Gimlet Cocktail

Pink Gin! Ever heard of it? Ever tried it? Check out our pink gin cocktail recipe below!

Pink Gin:

Owners of Calgary born, Confluence Distilling travelled to London a couple years ago and were astounded by the walls of pink coloured gin in the Heathrow airport duty-free. Literally an entire section dedicated to different types of pink gins! They quickly learned that it wasn’t just the UK that was crazing over this botanical spirit but much of Western Europe which ultimately led them to craft their own Confluence Pink Gin which has been flying off the shelves since their launch. 

The colour inspired by prairie sunsets, and the flavour inspired by tropical climates, pink gins are characterised by their sweet aromas and pallets, separating them from their predecessor, traditional London dry style gins. Confluence pink gin gets it’s sweet-citrus punch from grapefruit, lemon grass and chamomile, and for complexity and balance they added the spiciness of ginger and Thai chilli. Its naturally sweet and has no added sugars and is distilled with 100% Albertan Grains! 

This gin makes a perfect G&T, a classic Negroni or for a refreshing summer cocktail, try our Pink Gimlet recipe below!

Pink Gin Cocktail


1.5 oz Pink Gin,
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit,
0.5 oz Simple Syrup,
Dash of Orange Bitters

Here’s How to Make It:

Combine all ingredients together with ice in shaker tins (or some tupperware if you have no tins), and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled stemmed glass and garnish with orange, or grapefruit peel. Cheers!

Confluence Distilling:

The story of Confluence isn’t not only entrenched in the love of spirits and science—it’s also about a desire to create a better Calgary. Confluence spirits are a means for Calgarian’s to connect with local culture, art, cocktails, and of course – each other. Confluence is Calgarian, through and through, like our small team, working endlessly to make this great city even better.

Located in the inner-city district of Manchester, Confluence Distilling is proud to create premium handcrafted spirits, with locally sourced ingredients from family farmers.

Every small batch contains handpicked botanicals with fresh water from the the nearby glaciers of the Rocky mountains.

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