Gin Punch #1

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker

Nutrition

There are approximately 223 calories in one serving of Gin Punch #1.

Styles & Flavours

Gin Punch  #1 image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lemon slice

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and stain into ice-filled glass.

2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
3/4 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
2 fl oz Chilled water
1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
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Review:

Light and refreshing, akin to alcoholic real lemonade.

History:

This is a version of the drink for which Limmer's Hotel in London was most famed: a Captain Gronow recalled it in his 1860s memoirs as one of the top, if filthy and seedy, sporting hangouts of 1814, thanks in part to its 'famous gin-punch'. A bartender named John Collins worked there later in the 19th century, and was famous enough to inspire a limerick, so many believe he created the Collins, which is similar to gin punch, although the drink is not named in the rhyme which goes as follows:

My name is John Collins,
head waiter at Limmer's,
Corner of Conduit Street,
Hanover Square,
My chief occupation is filling brimmers
For all the young gentlemen frequenters there.

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