Cocktail Recipes

“Mr Micawber’s Favourite” – Hot Gin Punch

0hot-gin-punch-editedYou will need:

three full tea cups of Hendrick’s gin
three full tea cups of Madeira wine
three cloves
a pinch of grated nutmeg
one large teaspoon of cinnamon powder
a tea spoon of brown sugar
six large lemon twists
one small slice of orange
three big chunks of fresh pineapple
four large spoons of honey
the juice of a lemon
and a dash of water

Mix all the ingredients in a pot, warm up to a simmer and leave to simmer for twenty minutes, sometimes the punch will get better and better as you cook it more and more.

When you think it is ready, pour in the tea pot and serve hot with some ginger bread on the side.

This recipe is inspired by Charles Dickens own gin punch recipe, so etiquette requires that you quote while pouring the first cup:0img_1870-edited

“Punch, my dear Copperfield, like time and tide, waits for no man”, David Copperfield, 1850

This recipe has been adapted from the original 1850 recipe found in the book Drinking with Dickens by Cedric Dickens, Great-Grandson of Charles Dickens

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