GIN MARE AND OYSTERS AT THE RICHMOND
Gin and oysters are a classic duo, but this new pairing at the Richmond isn’t as traditional as it sounds. Gin Mare (pronounced mar-ray, FYI) is a little different from your typical London Dry, with fragrant botanical notes of olive, thyme, basil and rosemary. Until the end of November, you can try three complimentary gin cocktails with a trio of The Richmond’s best oysters for just £10. What are you waiting for?
GINVENT ADVENT CALENDAR
Upgrade from your traditional chocolate advent calendar with yep, you guessed it, a gin-filled one. Gin Foundry have scoured the globe and selected 24 of their favourites to make your December mornings a little more juniper-filled. From London Dry to fruit-infused, from artisan to globally-renowned, there’s a gin for everyone inside.
CREATE YOUR OWN GIN
Ever thought you could do better than the professionals? Well, now’s the time to prove it. Camden-based micro-distillery HALF HITCH open their doors to the public on 1st December and invite you to create your very own bespoke Christmas gin. Discover how botanical elements and innovative techniques are used to create London’s favourite spirit, and most importantly, take your creation home for a nightcap.
THE FLAVOUR ROOMS AT THE SANDERSON
After the success of their edible alcohol store on Carnaby Street, culinary wizards Smith & Sinclair return with their latest pop-up: The Flavour Rooms. Based in the Sanderson Hotel, there’s a sherbert cocktail wall, alcoholic sherbert dip-dabs, edible perfume, and the brand’s signature boozy pastille sweets. The pop-up will run alongside a bespoke bar in the hotel, which serves ever-so-slightly more conventional cocktails. Imagine Charlie’s Chocolate Factory but with more alcohol.
DIRTY MARTINI’S SEASONAL COCKTAILS
The Pret Christmas Sandwich is here, the Starbucks red cup has arrived, there’s no denying it – the festive season is upon us. With that in mind, Dirty Martini present their new line-up of seasonal cocktails, with a range of eclectic tastes including the gingerbread-tinged Mince Chai, a quince and walnut Old Fashioned, and the tangy, Tanqueray gin-doused Christmas Cheer. Try the new menu from from Monday 21st.
Top 5: For Gin Lovers
From Mare to gin-flavoured sweets