Limmer’s Hotel Punch
flowery and fizzy, refreshing, a riff on a classic lemonade
old tom gin, lemon, sugar, maraschino, orange blossom water, sparkling wine
In the late 1800s, at the Limmer’s Hotel in London, England, an enterprising headwaiter created a Gin Punch so famous his guests named it after him: the John Collins. By the 1870s, the widespread use of Old Tom gin changed the Punch’s name to “Tom Collins” and a classic cocktail was born. We stick with Old Tom gin in our recipe and lengthen it with sparkling wine. The orange blossom water lends a subtle, perfumed afterglow to a must-try masterpiece.