Inspired by her recent trip to Baltimore, Arielle Goldman mixed up a custom cocktail for us that will help you look at life with rose-colored glasses.

Gin hasn’t always been a go-to for me (blame it on the cheap G&Ts of my twenties), but lately I’ve found myself with an appreciation for the stuff. When done right, it’s herbal and clean and totally refreshing.

Image showing the interior of Baltimore Whiskey Company

On a recent trip to the Baltimore Whiskey Company distillery I had a chance to chat with two of the owners. Over glasses of their Baltimore Shot Tower navy strength gin, I asked the guys their preferred way to drink it. Max and Eli both agreed that a pink gin is the way to go. It was new to me, but as soon as I got home with my bottles of Shot Tower gin, I mixed a couple up.

Right on, guys. The name may sound sweet, but that pink tint comes from angostura bitters, which complement the herbal quality of gin perfectly. Just add a twist of lemon and you’ve got your new favorite before dinner drink.

Close up image of Baltimore Whiskey Company's Gin Bottle


  • 2 ounces gin (I’m enjoying my Baltimore Shot Tower navy strength gin)
  • A few dashes of angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist

Mix gin and bitters in a glass with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Enjoy! And remember, real men drink pink.


Arielle Goldman lives in historic Church Hill and is the proprietor behind the lifestyle blog Scotch & Nonsense.

March 21, 2022 — Molly Szkotak