Slideshow: 9 Gin Cocktails For Royals and Muggles Alike

Royal Punch
Royal Punch
The famed punch from Wills + Kate's big day would go down nice and easy at an early summer picnic. Start with fresh lemonade: just mix the juice of four lemons with half a gallon of water and 1 cup of sugar.

Make it at home:
2 parts Beefeater Gin
1 part Dubonnet
1 part pomegranate juice
2 parts fresh lemonade
Angostura Bitters to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl or large jug. Serve with a large ice block.

Army & Navy
Army & Navy
Fragrantly almondy orgeat syrup and lemon come together in a refreshing and delicious cocktail. We love the orgeat from Small Hand Foods.

Make it at home:
2 ounces Beefeater Gin
½ ounce orgeat syrup
¼ ounce lemon juice


Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Bloodhound
Bloodhound
Muddled strawberries and maraschino liqueur compose a beautiful drink, albeit one on the sweeter end of the spectrum.

Make it at home:
2 or 3 strawberries
1 ounce Beefeater Gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce maraschino liqueur

Muddle berries, reserving a few slices for garnish. Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with strawberry.

Lapsang Martinez
Lapsang Martinez
Tea syrup smokily updates the classic Martinez cocktail. To make the tea syrup, steep 3 Lapsang Souchong teabags in 2 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove teabags and add 2 cups superfine sugar. Stir until dissolved and let cool.

Make the cocktail:
2 ounces Beefeater 24 gin
1 ounce Lillet Rouge
½ ounce Lapsang Souchong tea syrup
Garnish: Lemon twist


Stir all ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

English Breakfast Cocktail
English Breakfast Cocktail
This perfect brunch cocktail starts with tea-infused gin. Put 1.5 cups of gin into a large measuring cup. Add 3 teaspoons of loose English Breakfast tea and let infuse for 15 minutes until golden-red. Filter and save liquid in a resealable bottle.

Make it at home:
2 ounces Beefeater 24 gin infused with English Breakfast Tea
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 egg white
1 barspoon marmalade
orange zest for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tea-infused gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, and marmalade and shake very well. Strain into a glass, and garnish with orange zest.

White Cargo
White Cargo
This dangerously simple cocktail can easily become the Chocolate Cargo, Strawberry Cargo, etc. Great for the muggy summer heat.

Make it at home:
ice
4 ounces Beefeater Gin
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
½ ounce Lillet


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, vanilla ice cream, and Lillet. Shake well, strain into a serving glass.

Earl of Clover
Earl of Clover
This lovely update of the Clover Club cocktail uses homemade raspberry-Earl Grey syrup. To make the syrup, heat 2 1/4 cups of water in a small saucepan until simmering, then turn off the heat and add 3 Earl Grey teabags. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove teabags, and add 2 cups superfine sugar. Stir until dissolved, then add 1 cup raspberries and heat until raspberries are soft and mushy. Pass through a sieve and leave to cool.

Make it at home:
2 ounces Beefeater 24 gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce raspberry-Earl Grey syrup
Egg white


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all cocktail ingredients. Shake quite vigorously, then strain into a chilled serving glass.