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.
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.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.
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.