Summer Gin Punch Recipes

Punch, for many of us, brings back memories of watery fruit juice served up at school discos. But Gintime’s very grown up versions are perfect for adding a bit of oomph to a lazy, sunny, summer afternoons. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Summer Pudding Punch – makes 4 litres

  • 600g summer berries, whatever is juicy and ripe!
  • 1.5 litres raspberry and cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 cup gin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1.25 litres lemonade, chilled
  • Ice cubes, to serve

Place the berries, juice, lemon juice and gin in a large bowl and chill for a couple of hours. Add the lemonade and ice and serve.

Zingy Pimms Punch – serves 4

  • ½ cucumber, 1 orange, 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Pimms No1 Cup
  • ½ cup Gin
  • 3 cups Lemonade
  • Sprigs of mint and ice to serve.

Put the whole lot in a bowl, mix and serve immediately.

St Clement’s Punch – serves 4

  • 1 orange and 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • Juice of 4 oranges and 2 lemons
  • 1 cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon curd
  • Soda water and ice to finish

Place the fruit, juice, gin and lemon curd in a bowl and mix. Add extra lemon juice to taste. Top up with soda water and serve with ice.

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