Spring Gin Punch

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Spring Gin PunchRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

A simple formula makes perfect punch every time.

Serves 16 (serving size: 4 ounces)


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1 lemon
1 lime
1/2 cup sugar
10 ounce still water
16 ounces floral gin or your choice of spirit
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ounce absinthe
6 dashes Angostura bitters
16 thin cucumber slices
8 fresh mint leaves
Ice block
32 ounces sparkling water
Garnish: thinly sliced lemon and lime


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

1 Part Sweet: Start by making a simple syrup.

Muddle peels from 1 lemon and 1 lime with sugar in a large bowl. Add 10 ounces still water; stir until sugar dissolves.

2 Parts Spirit: Choose what melds best with the flavor profile you're building.

Floral gin works best here--stir in 16 ounces.

1 Part Sour: Fresh citrus is the standard.

Stir in lemon juice and lime juice.

Flavor Boosters: Add liqueurs and fresh botanicals for delicate depth.

Stir in absinthe and Angostura bitters. Add cucumber slices and mint leaves. Chill at least 30 minutes.

4 Parts Sparkling Water: The finishing touch before serving.

Pour punch into a punch bowl over an ice block; discard citrus peels. Stir in sparkling water. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

February 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 88
Fat 0.0 g
Sodium 3 mg