Beefeater London Dry Summer Edition Gin


Beefeater London Dry Gin Summer Edition is not your regular gin. It is different from Beefeater 24, as it is only a limited edition, released for fans to enjoy this summer only. Master Distiller Desmond Payne did an awesome job playing around with the ingredients, thus managing to come up with a refreshing drink, appealing to many gin drinkers and non-drinkers alike.


  • The refreshing, floral note, which makes it an excellent summer drink choice
  • The soft juniper with its unique fragrance
  • Excellent for summer cocktails based on gin 
  • Reasonably priced at $20


  • It will disappear once the summer is gone


  • The base recipe is still the one used in Beefeater Gin, but with hibiscus flower, blackcurrant and elderflower
  • Produced by Beefeater Gin London Distilleries, England
  • Importer: Pernod Ricard
  • Alcohol concentration: 40% alc/vol
  • Available in the retail network for $20 per bottle

Beefeater London Dry Gin Summer Edition

Brief Review

Beefeater London Dry Summer Edition comes to fill in a gap which was there, in this brand’s portfolio, since many years ago. Other gin brands already had their floral, light versions, suitable for summer cocktails, refreshing and interesting. In this experiment, Payne took its classic gin recipe and twisted it for fitting summer tastes. With the alcohol percentage dropped from 47% to 40% alcohol/volume, the Summer Edition is softer and more pleasing, qualities that made it a big success among people of all ages. The addition of floral and fruity notes like blackcurrant, hibiscus flower and elderflower made this gin even more suitable for hot summer days, when nothing can be better than a truly refreshing drink, light on alcohol and full of floral scents. All those who enjoy gin but are a little put off by the heavy juniper sensations will be pleased to discover this light version of the same good quality gin they always loved.

Beefeater Summer Edition can serve as basis for a wide range of gin-based cocktails, making them more suitable for the summer. One can use it to make a deliciously refreshing Gin & Tonic by adding a good amount of Fever Tree or Q-Tonic. You can also use it for a perfect Dry Martini with a twist, or you can simply mix it with cranberry juice 1:3 for a real gin Cape Codder. As summer is all about refreshing yourself, by using this soft gin in combination with fresh lime and Combier, you’ll have a drink all girls will love to drink while sitting on a nice terrace, chatting with their friends or while dancing in clubs.

Beefeater Summer Edition is the perfect tool for creating your own experiments. You don’t have to be a professional to create interesting cocktails by mixing this gin with various other drinks, alcoholic or not. For instance, you can develop a tasty Pomegranate Gin Fizz by adding egg, soda and, of course, PAMA, one of the best liqueurs to base your cocktails on. Another idea is to use this gin for an excellent Rose Martini, the perfect summer drink. You could also mix it with a little St. Germain, which has the interesting property of enhancing the elderflower aroma in a way that’s very pleasant to the taste. You can also add a twist of Dolin Dry and see how you like the result. Just experiment, this gin is perfect for this type of entertainment.

There’s no doubt about this, Beefeater Dry Summer Edition is a gin that appeals to many people, the perfect refreshment for those who enjoy summer parties by the beach and not only. Enjoy it while it is still available, make all your combinations, put your ideas of cocktails into practice now, as by the end of August, this drink will be gone for ever.