When on the hunt for the best pink gin cocktail around there are a few places you shouldn’t miss out on; every venue offers a unique perk of their own, from cocktails and scenery to secrecy and luxury.
Whatever the occasion Bellini never ceases to fail, outdoing themselves with brunch, high tea, and dinner is only the tip of the iceberg. If you’re looking for both a cocktail and a luxury experience you’ve found the right place. With highly qualified bartenders their cocktail list promises delightful options but today we’re starting with the Pink Lady; using Beefeater pink gin, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice and a dash of grenadine to create a sweet concoction. And if you like a cheeky sour, add in the blended egg white for a silky finish.
Inspired by the elegance of a contemporary wine and cocktail lounge, this is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets. This little bar on Durham Street is intimate and cosy – My Bar is the perfect escape hidden in plain sight. With boutique New Zealand beers on rotation, a luxurious wine list, and cocktail classics with a twist, this bar is a local’s haven. However, to make it onto this list they have to meet the pink gin cocktail criteria, and they do so with the Rhubarbie Girl; with Beefeater gin, Curiosity Ruby gin, grapefruit liquor, fresh lemon juice and a small splash of East Imperial yuzu lemonade. This cocktail packs a tasty punch.
A certified social haven, the Botany Commons takes their menu very seriously so you can sit back, relax, and soak in the atmosphere of your social circle. Pink-wise, look out for the Pink Gin Spritz on their ever-growing menu. What you'll receive is a generous goblet filled with a fizzy pink gin concoction, garnished with freeze-dried raspberries for an extra sour punch. You're even able to get these in gin tree form, which comes as a deliciously stacked 6-piece tree to work your way through.
Although you won’t find a pink gin cocktail on this menu you also won’t see any cocktails listed at all but that’s all part of the fun at Caretaker. Imagination, liquor knowledge and good old hospitality join together to create an unforgettable experience. This New York-styled cocktail lounge takes inspiration from the golden era of bartending. Answer a few simple questions, chose between sweet or sour and let the magic happen. The bartenders will create a cocktail based off your answers and personalise it to suit your taste buds. Have your pink gin cocktail your way.
The Lula Inn
We’ve all seen and been to one of Lula’s legendary Bottomless Brunches, had dinner on the waterfront, or danced to the live music gracing the stage on the weekends. The atmosphere is lively, the fake greenery wall an Instagram icon and their cocktails are routinely delicious and boozy. Their version of the classic Pink Lady cocktail is just what we’re looking for with Beefeater pink gin, triple sec, lemon, and strawberry. However, nothing can beat a good old G&T, and Lula’s have a range of amazing boutique tonics to pair your pink gin with. Go through their long list of East Imperial tonics to find the one you love; this is the best way to truly experience the flavour profile of gin. Take a seat on the deck and watch the boats bob away on the water as you sip the day away in the sunshine, satisfied with your pink gin cocktail.
The Viaduct never fails to provide an exceptional experience; mouth-watering food, beautiful views, and a cocktail to suit every mood. If you love lounging around on a sunbed by the water, listening to throwback music with a pink gin cocktail in hand then HeadQuarters is the place for you. Their twisted tea cocktail combines beefeater pink gin, raspberry puree and earl grey tea. Perfect for a sunny afternoon sprawled out watching the boats sail by, or jump on the giant chess set before you break out those killer moves on the dance floor.