Original Beefeater TDN Cocktails

cimg3012As promised, I’ve got the winning cocktail from the Beefeater-sponsored TDN event. Jake Parrott came out with the Chip Shop Punch, a delightful drink I remember quite well as delicious.

Chip Shop Punch by Jake Parrot

1 1/2oz Beefeater gin

1/2oz Rothman & Winter Apricot

1/4oz Coruba rum

1/2oz lemon juice

1/2oz simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters


Swizzle with an enormity of crushed ice and ring it with straws, as everyone will ask for a sip.

There were many other cocktails that made their way across the bar over the course of the evening. Forty-six original cocktails, to be exact—a TDN record! Perhaps that’s because Beefeater is such an easy gin to work with. Here’s what Robert Hess had to say about the gin category that night,


“Gin is one of the best spirits for cocktails, I feel it is because there is a great spectrum of flavors within it, which can be brought out by the various other ingredients which you choose to use. It’s sort of like making a soup with a veal stock instead of just water.”


And trust me, the flavor was out in full force for so many of these fantastic cocktails. Here’s a taste, but if you’d like the full list, check it out on Twitter.


Role Model by Matt Robold of RumDood


1 1/2oz Beefeater gin

3/4oz cognac

1/4oz Cherry Heering

1/2oz lime juice

1t simple syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters


Shake with ice, but make sure to first don your favorite super hero costume. Strain, using a batarang as your julep strainer.


The Tristessa by Jim Romdall (of Vessel) and Paul Clarke (of Cocktail Chronicles)


1 1/2oz Beefeater gin

1/2oz Pommeau de Normandie

1 dash Marteau absinthe

1 dash Caol Isla Scotch

1 dash simple syrup


Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an entire apple on the rim. Really, try it.


You’ll be Hungry 1 Hour Later by Cocktails-a-peel


1 1/2oz Beefeater gin

1/2oz lime juice

1/2oz falernum

1/4oz orange juice

orange wedge

1 dash sesame oil


Muddle the orange wedge and sesame oil, add remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Cross your fingers, and take a sip.

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  1. Pingback: The Cocktail Chronicles » 60/30, #17-18: Two not-too-scary drinks from Jim Romdall

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