If you haven't tried Beefeater's new edition yet, Beefeater 24, get thee to a decent cocktail bar or liquor store. Named after its 24-hour steeping process prior to distillation, this variety of the London dry gin has toned down the juniper and includes a mix of 12 botanicals. A blend of rare Japanese sencha and Chinese green teas, grapefruit and Seville orange peels, bitter almond, and orris root are some of the more prominent flavor notes, and the overall taste is smooth and subtly aromatic. Created by Master Distiller Desmond Payne with the cocktail enthusiast in mind, Beefeater 24 is inspired by the fact that Beefeater's founder, James Burrough, was the son of a tea merchant. Stateside, it's only available in New York and San Francisco for now, so consider yourself lucky to get a taste from this crafty new bottle.
Try it in:
The 24 Martini by Beefeater Brand Ambassador Dan Warner
2 oz. Beefeater 24
1/3 oz. Lillet
3 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters
Stir in ice for 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a citrus peel.