Drink Hot Gin Cocktails On A Cosy Winter Roof Terrace

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Sipsmith’s Hot Gin Roof is back and it’s hotter than ever.

From 17th January – 17th February, Sipsmith are taking over the Ham Yard Hotel‘s roof terrace for their annual slice of hot gin action. Screw dry January, because it’s pretty obvious that the only way to keep warm in this miserable weather involves a cosy combination of hot beverages, gin, and snuggling up under a woollen blanket.


Sipsmith initially paired up with Ham Yard Hotel in 2016, when they kicked off their very first #Ginuary and the start of the hot gin craze. This year, they’re mixing things up a bit and throwing things back to the start, when gin was served hot (fun fact: this is how gin was first drunk). Sipsmith’s Master Distiller Jared Brown, and Firmdale Hotel’s Mixologist, Eoin Kenny, discovered that it used to be heated using a red hot ‘poker’ taken straight from the fire. Hot damn. 


Discover the wonders of gin’s past as you watch your cocktails being ‘poked’ using specially created loggerheads. They’ll be plunged into the cocktails, which will instantly heat them up and caramelise the sugars, creating delicious gin-filled concoctions. Try a steaming G&T, a Singapore Sling with barbecued pineapple, or a Hangman’s Blood based on a traditional recipe from 1929.

Hot Gin Roof will run from 17th January until 17th February 2018. You can book a 90 minute session for £18, which includes two hot gin cocktails. Tickets are currently sold out but they will be releasing more later in the month – sign up here to be notified when they’re back on sale. You’ll find the Hot Gin Roof at Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT. 

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.