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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.
3 teacups of Hendrick’s gin
3 teacups of Madeira wine
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.
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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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