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Pink October

A (Pink) Cocktail for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October and that means it’s more than a time to consume all things pumpkin spice! It’s an important time to raise awareness around breast cancer, the necessity to raise money for breast cancer research, and to send love and support to patients, survivors, and their loved ones.

So as a small nod to those affected by breast cancer, I created this pretty in pink cocktail for you to enjoy! If you don’t drink, that’s okay, a nonalcoholic version follows!

You will need:

Pink October

In a highball glass, add:

  • 2 oz London Dry style gin
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Top with 6 oz of High Peaks Watermelon Mint sparkling water

Pink October DD

In a highball glass, add:

  • ¾ oz grenadine
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Top with 8 oz of High Peaks Watermelon Mint sparkling water

If you enjoy a dry Martini and a Mojito, this drink will appeal to you. I know those drinks seem like they should appeal to vastly different demographics, but the Pink October hits you on different levels. First, you’re going to get the gin, which is why I think dry Martini drinkers will enjoy this. Next, the subtly of the sugar free watermelon mint seltzer from High Peaks hits. The sweetness of the grenadine settles in the bottom of the glass, so give this a stir if you need a little sweetness as you sip. Otherwise, you can use that grenadine as a dye, giving you that gorgeous neon pink effect and avoiding the sweetness by leaving it on the bottom.

Hint: not a gin drinker? Use vodka!

Aside from the pretty neon pink color, the gin and the High Peaks seltzer are going to be front and center in this cocktail. So if you like dry gin, watermelon, and mint, this is the drink for you!

Cheers to breast cancer survivors, and those we’ve lost. Cheers to their families, and to the doctors, nurses, and researchers fighting every day to cure this disease.