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Hot Gin Punch

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Hendrick's Hot Gin Punch

Hendrick's Hot Gin Punch

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The Hot Gin Punch has to be one of the most enchanting warm punches I've come across in some time. It is a peculiar mix of comforting winter flavors, lush tropical fruits, and a garden in full bloom and all of it is heated and allowed to fuse into what becomes a truly impressive array of tastes. It is a punch that will be the talk of any cold weather party.

Do not let the list of ingredients in this punch overwhelm you, it is not as daunting a task to make up as it may seem at first glance. To break it down, you begin with the aromatic liquids: the cucumber and rose of Hendrick's Gin and the floral fortified white wine, Madeira. Cut your fruits (pineapple, orange, lemon), prepare the spices, and add the sweeteners (honey and brown sugar). All of it is simmered for 20 minutes, strain, and it's ready to serve. It's actually quite easy when you think about it.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 Punch Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz Hendrick’s Gin (website)
  • 24 oz Madeira wine
  • 6 lemon twists
  • 1 orange slice
  • 3 large chunks pineapple
  • 3 oz honey
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Clove-studded orange slices for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large saucepan over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. To serve, strain and pour the hot mixture into a punch bowl or teapot and garnish with orange slices studded with cloves.
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