Beefeater Winter Punch

Now that Beefeater has announced its releasing a limited-edition gin for the colder months, we really can’t wait for winter. Shallow yes but thenagain, if it’s half as good as the wonderful Beefeater Summer launched earlier this year, we’ll be happy to curl up in front of the fire (ok, radiator), with a cup of the Winter edition in hand.

We have to wait until mid-October before we get our bottle but in the meantime, we’re told that the cinnamon, nutmeg and pine shoots botanicals, together with extra Seville orange peel, have been added to provide a distinctly seasonal feel, ideal to drink on its own over ice or blended into winter warming cocktails. Here are a few recipes to whet your appetite. We bet like us you’ll be counting down the days ’til you can wear a scarf and mittens…

Hot Apple Gin



Hot Apple Gin

A simple recipe that can easily be made for large groups

1 part Beefeater Winter Gin
3 parts warm apple juice

Toddy cup or mug


Cinnamon stick and grating of nutmeg

Pour gin into the cup. Heat apple juice and add to the cup.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick and grating of nutmeg.

Winter Kir Royal


Beefeater Winter Kir Royal

A seasonal twist on the classic Kir Royal – an ideal cocktail for celebrations

25ml Beefeater Winter Gin
25ml Sloe Gin
100ml Champagne or sparkling wine

Champagne flute


Blood orange twist

Pour gins into a glass, top with champagne and garnish with a blood orange twist.

Winter Punch


Beefeater Winter gently warmed with Madeira and Christmas spices

50ml Beefeater Winter Gin
100ml Madeira
10ml Lemon juice
1 Teaspoon honey
1 Teaspoon brown sugar
1 Pinch cinnamon (ground)
1 Pinch nutmeg (ground)
1 Clove
Lemon twist
Orange twist

Teacup or Toddy cup

In a saucepan, gently heat all ingredients – it is important not to let the mixture boil. Decant into teacups and serve.

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