Get celebrating World Gin Day 10 June with a few top places and pop ups…
Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden: Charlotte’s W5
Kick back and relax in the ‘Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden’, located in the terrace outside Charlotte’s W5. Charlotte’s W5 has partnered with Sipsmith to create a menu with Sipsmith tipples containing local fayre such as Ealing Honey and Electric Cold Brew Coffee, from artisan coffeemakers The Electric on Ealing’s Haven Green.
What to Drink: Make it a Slow GinFizz with grapefruit, lemon, sugar, egg white and Sipsmith Sloe Gin; or a Modern Gibson with onion jam, Belsazar Rose Vermouth and Sipsmith V.J.O.P. We love the sound of The Electric with Electric Cold Brew Coffee, almond syrup & Sipsmith Sipping Vodka.
Charlotte’s W5 | The Old Stable Block, Dickens Yard, Longfield Avenue, Ealing W5 2UQ
Cinnamon Kitchen’s Bombay Sapphire Gin Garden
Cinnamon Kitchen, the modern-Indian restaurant in the City, has joined forces with Bombay Sapphire with a lush alfresco Gin Garden, and not only that but a Summer Pavilion popping up in its cocktail bar Anise. There’s a gin bar, a baby elephant replica, luxury gazebos and an outdoor TV screen showing summer’s sport.
What to Eat & Drink: It’s all about the Ultimate Gin & Tonic Twists such as Mint & Ginger, Chilli & Cucumber or the signature Starry Summers Night, made with Star of Bombay, green cardamom, cinnamon stick and tonic.
Soak it all up with bar snacks including traditional lamb shammi kebabs, East-meets-West masala potato wedges, and platters of farmhouse cheeses, served alongside naan bread and mixed chutneys.
Cinnamon Kitchen | 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL | Pop-up ends September
Bon Vivant’s ‘Gin Brunch’
French bistro Bon Vivant is pulling out all the stops with a gin-fuelled Parisian brunch. Get started with thirst-quenching gin cocktails to enjoy alongside an all-day brunch menu and gin dessert.
What to Eat & Drink: Sip on gin cocktails including the Gin-ger Berry Twist, or the Cucumber Cooler.
For brunch, choose from rich eggs benedict; fluffy pancakes served with toppings such as chocolate sauce, maple syrup or bacon; classic avocado on toast; or enjoy brunch a la Francaise with tagliatelles au saumon, quiche du jour or the signature Morning After Breakfast complete with a succulent steak.
Finish it all off with a cool gin and lemon sorbet to refresh your palette.
Bon Vivant | 75-77 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AP
Book your brunch through Design my Night | £24 per person | Make it bottomless for an additional £18 with prosecco or Bloody Marys.
Make: Slingsby Rhubarb Gin Cocktail
Made up of 24 hand-grown botanicals and natural Harrogate spring water, Slingsby Gin is not your average Yorkshire tipple. With key ingredients from local plants, there’s a real sense of craft and care in this gin, which comes through in its exquisite taste. Get inspired and make your own cocktails – perfect for the party season ahead – with this recipe…
35ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
15ml Brontë Liqueur
25ml Cranberry juice
10ml Fresh lemon
A sprig of rosemary and red currants to garnish
Simply mix together and enjoy…