Today’s tipple is the delicious Hendrick’s hot gin punch

  • Three teacups of Hendrick’s Gin
  • Three teacups of Madeira wine
  • Three cloves
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg
  • A large teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Two teaspoons of brown sugar
  • Six large lemons and 2 orange twists
  • A small slice of orange
  • One fresh pineapple
  • Four large spoons of honey
  • Juice of two lemons

1. Mix all the ingredients in saucepan and place on the heat. Let the mixture simmer without boiling for 20 -30 minutes.

2. While it cooks balance the sweet/sour taste with honey and lemon to your taste. You can also re-warm the mix; the punch arguably gets better and better the longer it simmers.

Serving suggestion: Serve in teacups accompanied with some homemade gingerbread. The above serves 6.