Summer may be over but the appeal of gin
goes on. Beefeater 24 premium gin
is the latest creation from the venerable London brand. The 24 refers to the fact that it is steeped in botanicals for 24 hours. What makes it different is the use of citrus notes like Spanish grapefruit and Seville orange peel and teas including green tea and Japanese Sencha tea. The result takes the spirit a little away from classic gin and into something with a bit less astringency and more of a softer style.
For ambitious mixologists the Beefeater 24 website has 24 cocktails created by London bartenders. Start with something simple like the Amethyst Drop which combines the spirit with creme de violette and maraschino liqueur and work your way up to more complicated concoctions like the Er Shi Si which involves infusing the liquor with a chai tea bag before adding citrus juices, liqueurs and an egg white. Beefeater 24 can be found for around $30.