World Gin Day is an exciting time to get together with friends, get behind your favourite gin, and discover new ones. But don’t be afraid to look beyond the G&T. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a tremendous drink, but we think that World Gin Day should be a chance to branch out a little.
The quintessential British G&T (Photo: Jam Jar Gin)
So this World Gin Day, using our the luxury London Dry Gin – we’re encouraging people to explore other classic, contemporary and creative drinks, as well as celebrating the classic G&T.
We’re sharing three marvellous suggestions, along with some bloody marvellous places to try them.
There’s nothing quite like a G&T. The quintessentially British drink, perfect for long summer evenings. Refreshing and delicious. But don’t stop there, Gin – especially London Dry Gin – is so very versatile, that there are plenty of other delicious libations to try.
Take the Martinez, for example. One of the classic cocktails and said my many to be the grandfather of the martini. Delicate, complex and delicious, it’s a perfect cocktail to for a warm summer evening.
[Photo Credit Adam Roberts]
And few places make it better than the Zetter Townhouse
in London. Guy and the team there will be only too pleased to recreate this classic for you.
With a simplicity of ingredients that belies the complexity of the drink – 30ml Jam Jar Gin, 30ml Italian Vermouth, 2.5ml Maraschino Liqueur and 3 Dashes of Bokers Bitters.
Or if you’re looking for something more contemporary, try this little beauty, made by Reuben Gordon in Harvey Nichols.
The Solar Spritz
(Photo Credit Max Williams / Reuben Gordon)
He calls it a Solar Spritz and it’s made with 35ml Jam Jar Gin, 15ml Solerno, 25ml Fresh Lime Juice, 10ml of Orgeat, 10ml of Sugar Syrup and a couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters. Or just pop along to Harvey Nichols in Birmingham and he or one of the team will be only too happy to make you one.
Or perhaps something that really dials it up – like this creation from the new cocktail menu at the First Aid Box – recently voted one of the top 50 bars in London by Conde Nast Traveller.
The Jar Head
(Photo Credit: First Aid Box)
They call it the Jar Head and it features Jam Jar Gin, White Chocolate, Rosemary Sugar, Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberries. Delicious. Visit them in Herne Hill and let Chris and Dave work their magic for you.
So, on World Gin Day, a G&T is always tremendous, but perhaps it’s a good opportunity to look a little further afield and make something bloody marvellous. Responsibly, of course.