Beefeater launches Summer Edition Gin

Beefeater Gin, the world's most awarded gin and only premium London Dry Gin still made in London, announces the release of a limited Beefeater Summer Edition Gin. A lighter style gin specially designed to reflect the more relaxed style of summer drinking; Beefeater Summer Edition Gin upholds the high standards of flavor and integrity that are the benchmark of Beefeater.

Beefeater Summer Edition Gin is created with the 9 natural botanicals sourced from around the world that are used in Beefeater London Dry Gin, with the addition of three new English inspired additions: elderflower, black currant and hibiscus. The aromas of summer flowers enhance Beefeater's key-note citrus character and deliver a softer gin with a well-balanced taste of floral and herbal notes and just the right kick of juniper, the signature taste of gin. Beefeater Summer Edition Gin is distilled to a lighter 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) compared to Beefeater's standard 47% ABV, leading to its softer, lighter summer style.

"Summer is a great time to experience and enjoy the unique qualities of gin," said Maria Puente, Senior Brand Manager for Beefeater at Pernod Ricard USA. "Our new Beefeater Summer Edition Gin, with its delicate floral overtones, is evocative of a tranquil English summer and blends beautifully with cranberry juice, as well as fresh fruit flavors and good quality tonic water to create exceptional and refreshing summer cocktails."

Beefeater Summer Edition Gin will be available at retail beginning in June and running through the end of summer.Available in a 750ml size only.

Enjoy Beefeater Summer Edition Gin in your favorite summer cocktails including:

Beefeater Summer & Cranberry (pictured to right)

  • 1 part Beefeater Summer Edition Gin
  • 3 parts cranberry Juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Combine ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

Summer Martini

  • 3 parts Beefeater Summer Edition Gin
  • 1 part dry vermouth
Stir together in a glass with ice until well chilled. Garnish with a blackberry and raspberry on a cocktail stick.

Summer Gin Fizz

  • 2 parts Beefeater Summer Edition Gin
  • 3 parts fresh ruby grapefruit juice
  • splash of club soda
Stir together in a tall glass with ice until chilled. Garnish with a wedge of ruby grapefruit.

Summer Lemonade

  • 2 parts Beefeater Summer Edition Gin
  • 3 parts homemade lemonade
Stir together in a tall glass with ice until chilled. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA. In July, 2008, Pernod Ricard completed the acquisition of the iconic ABSOLUT Vodka brand from the V&S Group. In addition to ABSOLUT, Pernod Ricard USA's leading brands include such prestigious spirits as The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin, Beefeater Gin, Plymouth Gin, Martell Cognac, Malibu, Kahlua Liqueur, Hiram Walker Liqueurs, Pernod and Ricard; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek and Brancott Estate; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier Jouet Champagne, G.H. Mumm Champagne and Mumm Napa sparkling wines. The company is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 1,000 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: