‘Mr Micawber’s Hot Gin Punch’
Featuring Hendrick’s Gin, distilled in minuscule batches in Scotland with fresh cucumber and rose petals, the recipe also includes Madeira wine, lemon, orange, pineapple and honey. Moreover, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg (each typically associated with Christmas) also make a seemingly necessary appearance here.
Lemon and orange twists
a small slice
juice of 2
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and place on the heat.
Let the concoction simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Taste, adding lemon or honey depending on whether you like sweet or sour.
When it’s ready, pour into a teapot and serve in teacups. Alternatively serve in a traditional punch bowl. The drink can be reheated, so you can make ahead.
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Recipe by The London Economic, thelondoneconomic.com