In honor of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton — which is tomorrow — the makers of Beefeater's gin have concocted a recipe called Beefeater Royal Punch:
• 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin • 1 part Dubonnet (This is a nod to the Queen Mum, who was known to enjoy gin and Dubonnet as an apertif.) • 1 part pomegranate juice • 2 parts fresh American style lemonade • Angostura bitters to taste
Serve in a large punch bowl (or a large, deep casserole dish) and garnish with wheels of lemon and lime, mint sprigs and pomegranate seeds.
Chill the punch with lots of regular ice cubes or make your own fruit ice cubes by freezing orange and lemon slices with water in a plastic container (ice cream tub or similar).