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Hey guys I'm coming out with hopefully a pink gin/vodka soon.  However, I'm having trouble with the coloring.  I tried hibiscus to be as natural as possible.  It was a little to purple then got kinda brown.  I tried Carmine, it also was a little to purple.  But with less it was a nice pink.  However, After 3 weeks it lost almost all of its coloring.  Do you guys know what the pink gins are using for coloring.  I am pretty sure they are adding color, but what? 

 

Thank you everybody.

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I believe that the various pink gins on the market are using different combinations of red fruits such as raspberries, strawberries and/or red currants for coloring.  Obviously that's going to shift the flavor profile a bit, but more so with vodka as in a gin the berry flavor is likely to be crushed by the botanicals.

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Just started playing with hibiscus and will try other colored fruit/herbs/etc. For the hibiscus users - how long does the color last before fading? How off does the color go? Any way you could snap a pic to share?

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Hibiscus is heat and light sensitive so it will eventually turn yellow/ brown.  We use natural carmine liquid as a dye to great success and stability in our pink gin.  The pH of your product will affect if it appears more pink or purple.  It is the most heat and light stable natural red dye I have been able to find.  Out side of this you would have to turn to artificial dyes that will give very stable color.  For example, for years Campari used carmine to make their famous red liquor, but have since switched to red #5, I think for supply and cost issues.  

 

 

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