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 bitters that you just have to try!

And why spend your day mixing individual drinks when you can make a bowl that will last hours?


Aperol Punch

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.


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