Over the past few years, the world has undergone a gin revolution and it’s no longer just G&T’s that crack the nod. With a whole day in June dedicated to observing the delights of gin-based cocktails, we found three delicious gin punch recipes with Angostura aromatic bittersthat you just have to try!
And why spend your day mixing individual drinks when you can make a bowl that will last hours?
In a punch bowl mix 1 cup Aperol, 2½ cups gin, 1¼ cups grapefruit juice, ½ cup orange juice and ½ cup lime juice. Then add 3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters and stir. Place one large stem of rosemary in a glass and muddle with the juice of one orange or grapefruit. After muddling, pour some punch into the muddling glass and strain back into the punch bowl. When serving in a single glass pour over ice, top with a splash of soda water and garnish with muddled rosemary sprigs or a slice of citrus.
* Thanks to TasteandSee.com, whose original recipe calls for the addition of blood orange juice
Simple Gin Punch
Make a honey syrup by whisking 100ml runny honey and 100ml boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Combine the honey syrup with 300ml gin, the juice of 2 lemons, the juice of one grapefruit, ½ teaspoon Angostura aromatic bitters and a handful of ice in a bowl with a lid. Close lid and shake. Place in a punch bowl and add 2 cups sparkling wine, stirring briefly. Scatter with fennel fronds and grapefruit slices to garnish.
* Thanks to Delicious.com.au
Raspberry & Rosemary Gin Punch
Place 2 cups gin, 1 dash of Angostura aromatic bitters, 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, 3 – 4 fresh raspberries, the juice of 4 lemons and ¼ cup sugar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until sugar is dissolved, then shake and strain into a punch bowl. Add ice to the bowl and top with soda water stirring gently. When serving in a single glass ladle in punch and ice, garnishing with fresh raspberries.
* Thanks to ToastMag.co.nz
If you haven’t managed yet, get down to your closest liquor store for a bottle of gin and Angostura aromatic bitters – the unmistakable bottle with the oversized label and distinct yellow cap.
For more drink recipes visit www.angosturabitters.com.