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Beefeater Summer Gin

Beefeater's limited edition summer gin

So excited for my trip next month to England, where I'll get to worship at the altar of my favorite spirit by visiting the Beefeater and Plymouth distilleries, and hitting some of the hottest cocktail scenes in London...But before I can head across the pond, I have to study for and take three WSET exams...ugh. And unfortunately, that studying and some deadlines prevented me from headed to the first Manhattan Cocktail Classic held this week (think Tales of the Cocktail, but in NYC...)

Nonetheless, I have been receiving updates and Tweets, and found out this morning that Beefeater's new product, Beefeater Summer Gin (which I have been trying to get my hands on) was featured in a cocktail at the MCC.

Beefeater Summer Gin is a lighter style gin specifically for summer, including three new English summer botanicals: hibiscus, blackcurrant and elderflower.

"Summer is a great time to experience and enjoy the unique qualities of gin," says Maria Puente, Senior Brand Manager for Beefeater at Pernod Ricard. "Our new Beefeater Summer Gin, with its delicate floral overtones, is evocative of a tranquil English summer and blends beautifully with fresh summer fruit flavors and good quality tonic water to create exceptional refreshing summer cocktails." Beefeater Summer is available from now through July, for $21.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

At the MCC gala on May 14, Dan Warner, Global Ambassador for Beefeater, Kenta Goto of Pegu Club NYC and TJ Lynch of The Breslin served this punch. Would be lovely for a patio party, bridal shower or barbecue.

. Summer Gin Punch 5 parts Beefeater Summer Gin 1 part St Germain 1 part Maraschino liqueur 5 parts Chilled Green Tea 1 part Lime Juice 5 parts Prosecco

Add ingredients to Punch Bowl with Ice Block. Garnish with pineapple sticks, strawberries, lemon wheel, pink grapefruit wheels and mint sprigs.