Hot gin punch

We're proud as, er, punch to present this recipe, inspired by Charles Dickens’ own gin punch concoction. Hendrick's gin is best for this warming libation.

Hot gin punch

Serves 6

3 teacups of Hendrick’s gin
3 teacups of Madeira wine
3 cloves
Pinch of grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
6 large lemon and orange twists
Small slice of orange
1 fresh pineapple
4 large spoons of honey
Juice of 2 lemons


1. Mix all the ingredients in saucepan and place on the heat. Let the mixture simmer without boiling for 20 -30 minutes. While it cooks balance the sweet/sour taste with honey and lemon to your taste. You can also re-warm the mix; the punch arguably gets better and better the longer it simmers.
2.  When you're satisfied with the mixture, pour into a teapot and serve hot in tea cups with slices of gingerbread on the side. Alternatively, serve form a traditional punch bowl.

Click here for more hot cocktails and how to make a whisky hot toddy

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Oliver Twist

September 3

This is a fabulous recipe. Baring in mind it was inspired by the great Charles Dickens we decided to try making this with our very own Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin.

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