Last night saw an evening with Tanqueray Gin to celebrate Global Gin Day which is actually on June 14th, at The Lucky Pig W1. I love this place - it's down a flight of stairs and has so much character - all a bit Alice in Wonderland meets speakeasy really. The cocktail made for me below by the Tanqueray Mixologist was superb and served in a half pint glass with lots of ice, has inspired me to make my own.
Tanqueray gin is one of my favourites - and I am a gin drinking girl, it is my choice of spirit over and above all others if I am completely honest! Although if pushed I do think London gin is the best out of all the choices now available to us all. Gin drinking has a certain vintage feel to it but I believe that with so many amazing gin based cocktails now available it is a spirit for a new generation who are discovering all by themselves how versatile this premium spirit really is.
The cocktail featured in my little video is the Flash of Lightening – Inspired by the Birth of 1800s Gin Palaces and Tanqueray Global Ambassador Barrie Wilson has devised a bespoke apricot, mint
and lemon cocktail for World Gin Day inspired by the emergence of Gin Palaces in
the early 1800s. These alluring drinking dens offered ground-breaking serves,
such as gin infused with peppermint or sugary cordials.
During the reign of Gin Palaces, the slang term ‘lightning’ described a ‘dram’ of
gin. Try this modern take on a 'flash of lightning' at the Gin Monkey World Gin Day Jazz Party
Londoners like me have long loved their gin and the city is steeped in its illustrious history from the
debaucherous days of Gin Lane to the rise of Gin
Palaces in London in the 1800s. Now you can all commemorate World Gin Day with one of four Tanqueray cocktails specially created by the co-owner of Worship Street Whistling Shop, London, Tristan Stephenson, Barrie Wilson (Tanqueray Global Ambassador ), Tim Homewood (Tanqueray GB Ambassador) and Dren Lala (head bartender at The Lucky Pig).
What? World Gin Day
When? Saturday 14th June
- Enjoy a limited edition World Gin Day serve from Tanqueray at:
- Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship St, London, EC2A 2DU for the modern day
Tanqueray ‘Ishikari Fizz’
- The Lucky Pig, 5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1 6BB for the roaring 1920s
‘Bee’s Knees’ cocktail
- Gin Monkey World Gin Day Jazz Party, City of London Distillery, 22-24 Bride Lane,
London, EC4Y 8DT for the 19th Century ‘Flash of Lightening’ cocktail
Tickets: Free entry