Beefeater 24 is the London gin company’s fresh take on premium gin—and I like it.
It’s a smooth gin that is slightly sweeter and richer than its dry gin counterpart.
Beefeater 24 gets its name from the 24 hours it steeps in botanicals including Spanish grapefruit and Seville orange peel, bitter almond, orris root, green tea and Japanese Sencha tea.
The tea and citrus influence is very subtle but pleasing.
It’s not a flavored gin, but rather a nuanced take on classic gin with tea and citrus treated as part of the botanical mix.
I plan to play with it a little and see if I can come up with my own way to use this fun and fancy gin in a cocktail.
But Beefeater commissioned mixologists to come up with recipes. So in the meantime, here’s one of theirs I recommend that plays with the citrus notes.
1.5 parts Beefeater 24
1.5 parts fresh grapefruit juice
.25 part fresh lemon juice
2 bar spoons of Maraschino liqueur
Build ingredients into a highball filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a twist.
Beefeater 24 (limited release, so check when it is coming available in your town)