Beef gin, anyone?

Fancy a drink and a burger? How about both in one?

Butcher’s Gin, a liquor flavoured by real beef, is the brainchild of luxury butchery brand De Laet & Van Haver. Based on the flavours of Secreto 07, a Michelin-restaurant acclaimed dry-aged beef from the butchery, the gin came about after Belgian butcher Luc De Laet realised the similarities between marinating beef and the maceration process in the production of gin. The spices and herbs that form part of the rub for Secreto 07 beef are macerated before the distillation of Butcher’s, with a little dried meat being added to the spirit, as well.

It’s safe to say there aren't many conventional ways to enjoy such an unconventional gin, but this recipe for a Red Snapper (a gin-based Bloody Mary) seems to be the perfect fit!

Butcher’s Red Snapper

Modified from the BBC


2 ice cubes

50ml Butcher’s Gin

½ lemon, juice only

6 dashes Worcestershire sauce

3 dashes Tabasco sauce

150ml tomato juice

pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

A stalk of celery to garnish


Place the ice into a tall glass and add the gin.

Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well.

Adjust the seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve straightaway.

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