Better than Christmas? Perhaps not. But World Gin Day is a delightful reason to get equally as gin-toxicated. Here a some suggestions of where to hit up in London.
1. The Blind Pig
‘Dill or No Dill’, being served up at The Blind Pig in Soho, is a delightful mix of Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, elderflower syrup, cucumber water and smoked salt, with a fragrant fresh dill garnish. All we need is some smoke salmon canapés, and we’re rollllling.
58 Poland St, London W1F 7NR
Junipalooza is something for the drink-hard gin fans. Falling conveniently on the weekend of World Gin Day, this gin festival will be running this Saturday and Sunday (11th-12th June) at London’s Tobacco Docks. There’ll be a selection of tasters from 40 different makers and 95 unique gins. You can get your tickets for the festival on Fever here.
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London, E1W 2SF
3. German Gymnasium
This summer, guests at German Gymnasium can enjoy the light and citrus ‘Ikebana’ cocktail. Based on the Japanese art of flower arranging, the ‘Ikebana’ blends Tanqueray 10, elderflower cordial, matcha and lemon juice and is garnished with a single, edible orchid. The cocktail will be a very special £7 during ‘Flower Hour’, every weekday from 5pm – 7pm.
King’s Blvd, London N1C 4BU
4. Osteria at the Barbican Centre
Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
5. Pollen Street Social
This Gin Day, guests at Jason Atherton’s Michelin star restaurant Pollen Street Social can enjoy the gin-based ‘Eau de Vetiver’ cocktail. A beautifully balanced mix of The Botanist gin, Pollen Street Social chenin blanc, cardamom, elderflower, wood, basil & pepper. Pollen Street Social has a wapping 62 different gins for you to get your tastebuds around, so what better mission to have then trying them all on Gin Day?
8-10 Pollen St, London W1S 1NQ
6. Old Bengal Bar
Take a trip to Old Bengal Bar’s Jungle Book Terrace, where you can enjoy the aptly named ‘Mowgli’ cocktail, made with Tanqueray Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Vida Mezcal, pineapple juice, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, thyme and garnished with edible flowers. Sure beats the Bare Necessities…
16 New St, London EC2M 4TR
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