Gin and tonic, resurgent in London

BY Novia McDonald-Whyte Senior Associate Editor — Lifestyle

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 4:17 PM    

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LONDON, England — Gin and Tonic, once frowned upon by those in life's fab and fast lane, is making somewhat of a comeback — this according to Beefeater International Brand Ambassador, Tim Stones.

"People are drinking less but are drinking better" and this is, it would appear, where Beefeater London Dry Gin and Beefeater 24 have once again found favour.

Indeed, at a tasting this afternoon at One Great George Street the Beefeater Royal London Punch created by the world's foremost authority on Gin, Desmond Payne, got the thumbs up from many.

Steady your nerves ahead of the Olympics with your own pitcher.

We share the ingredients:

  • 1 part Beefeater Gin
  • 1 part Sweet Vermouth
  • 1part Dubonnet
  • 2 parts Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 parts Traditional homemade lemonade
  • Chill, strain and pour


Beefeater International Brand Ambassador Stones discloses the many ingredients: Juniper; Angelica Root Seeds; Licorice; Orris roots,; almond; lemon peel and Seville orange peel, that go into a single bottle of Beefeater Gin.

Add Chinese Green Tea; Japanese Sencha Tea and grapefruit peel, for the Beefeater 24.

Six of the Best London Gin places

The Argyll Arms

18 Argyll Street, London WIF

Tel# 02077346117

The Salisbury

90 St Martin's Lane

London WC2N 4AP

120 78365863

Princess Louise

28-209 High Holborn

London WCIV 7BW

020 74058816

The Red Lion

48 Parliament Street

London SW1 2NH


Prince Alfred

5a Formosa Street London W9 IEE

020 7286 3287

King's Head

84 Upper Tooting Bar

London, SW 17 7PB

020 8767 6708



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