Cocktails That Change Color! Empress 1908 Gin

Have you ever seen a cocktail that changes color right before your very eyes? Cocktails made with Empress 1908 Gin can do that…change from indigo blue to soft pink.

Empress 1908 Gin is a beautiful indigo blue in the bottle and when it is mixed with tonic or citrus, it turns pink. Please visit my Instagram: biscuits.n.bubbly to see this cocktail magic happen.

Here’s a classic gin and tonic recipe to get the party started and see the color transformation!

Pretty In Pink Gin and Tonic

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces Empress 1908 Gin
  • 4 – 6 ounces Q Tonic Water (to taste)
  • Lime wedge and strawberry for garnish


  • In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour in gin and top with tonic water.
  • Stir gently to combine. Garnish with lime wedge and strawberry.
Butterfly Pea Flowers

What makes Empress 1908 gin such a beautiful indigo blue color? Butterfly Pea Flowers. The flowers give the gin its gorgeous indigo hue and imbues the gin with a distinctive earthy note that balances traditional citrus notes.

Empress 1908 gin has lots of lovely botanical flavors including juniper, grapefruit peel, coriander seed, cinnamon bark, rose petal, ginger root and butterfly pea flower. Such a lovely sip!

You can find some of my favorite Empress 1908 Gin Cocktails on their website including Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail (strawberries, Empress 1908 Gin, fresh basil, lime juice and soda water), Frozen Bee’s Knees (Empress 1908 Gin, honey and lemon juice, garnished with honey comb), and an Empress Lavender Lemonade (lavender honey syrup, homemade lemonade and Empress 1908 Gin).

Empress 1908 French 75

To make an Empress 1908 French 75 cocktail, simply substitute Empress 1908 Gin for the gin in my French 75 cocktail and garnish with fresh blueberries.

Classic French 75

Course Drinks
Cuisine French


  • 1 to 2 ounces gin
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Champagne
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Cover and shake vigorously. Place a few small ice cubes in a chilled Champagne flute. Strain the cocktail into the Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with lemon peel twist.
Keyword champagne, cocktail

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