Need some gin-spiration this summer? In midst of a modern renaissance, there has never been a better time to be a gin drinker.
To celebrate World Gin Day, discover The Wordrobe’s top gin experiences to try in London and beyond
1 Take gin-fuelled journey through the African Sahara with Mr Fogg’s summer safari
Embark on a palatable adventure of flavours and tastes throughout the summer months as Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration transforms into a setting reminiscent of the African Sahara.
Created in partnership with Whitley Neil gin, the immersive experience will have you entering a paradise of plants as you forage through the summer menu.
Be sure to get your tourist visa upon arrival, and of course no trip will be complete without having the correct vaccinations – luckily here they come in the form of tasty liquid libations.
Adventure awaits on this sensory journey for both the eyes and stomach from ‘The Big Five’ daring cocktail menu to the African inspired food dishes.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five animals throughout the venue as a surprise award awaits. We’re excited for this exotic endeavour! mr-foggs.com
2 Embark on a gin foraging trail with The Botanist
Chin, chin! The Botanist have teamed up with a number of London’s best bars to create special serves in celebration of the most treasured day in the gin calendar.
Partnering with Boisdale of Belgravia, Opium, The Blind Pig, The Shrub and Shutter, The Little Yellow Door, Le Pont de la Tour and Jin Bo Law Skybar to offer guests foraged gin—based cocktails within some of the most stylish bars in the capital, The Botanist have event created a beautiful map to guide Londoners on their gin quest throughout World Gin Day.
Available in the bars from the 5th-9th June, don’t miss out on the Wordrobe’s tipple of choice: High as a Kite – a fluorescent pink cocktail produced by the experienced mixologists at The Shrub and Shutter.
This cocktail is a perfect combination of The Botanist Gin, belsazar rose, beetroot, hibiscus shrub and comes served with a packet of lemon balm and blueberry sherbet for added nostalgic fun. thebotanist.com
3 Sample W London’s killer gin menu
Bored of the classic Gin & Tonic? W London has the perfect solution with their selection of innovative gin-based cocktails to tickle your tastebuds this summer.
From suit up to sun down, soak back into Perception bar’s trailblazing interiors, musical delights and bar-raising cocktails. With sips such as ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Make a Green Choice’, the only worry you’ll have is which cocktail to choose.
Don’t miss the Wordrobe’s tipple of choice: Get Wasted – a completely recyclable cocktail consisting of herbal gin, sustainable vermouth sweetened with pomegranate tea and carame. theperceptionbar.com
4 Take a gin masterclass at the Ginstitute
The Ginstitute is the perfect experience for booze boffins wishing to brush up on their gin trivia.
Nestled beneath The Distillery hotel on Portobello Road, your ‘ginstructor’ will take you on a whistle stop journey through the history of gin before an interactive lesson in creating your own bespoke blend.
All mixed with copious quantities of testers and cocktails as the day progresses, you’ll ‘graduate’ with your newly created tipple.
If you want to take the experience one step further, why not book a stay at one of the rooms of the boozy boutique hotel – with rooms decked out with cocktail making kits and numerous bottles of Portobello Road Gin you’ll be giddy just thinking about it. theginstitute.com
5 Go bottomless with Mrs Fogg’s
Raising the brunch game in the Capital, Mrs Fogg’s is serving up a bottomless brunch with Bombay Sapphire G&Ts and cocktails, alongside indulgent dishes with an exotic twist.
Setting sail every Saturday, expect an impressive Indian-fusion brunch menu which is best enjoyed on the outdoor terrace with live music and all the gin-based trimmings.
Don’t miss the Rhu Baa Baa cocktail – a mix of Bosford Rose gin, Fentimans Pink Rhubarb Tonic and Vaporetto Extra Seco Spumante. mr-foggs.com.
6 Jump aboard the B-Bakery’s gin-based afternoon tea bus
Is there anything better than gin and cake? Hop on-board B-Bakery’s vintage routemaster bus and take in some of London’s most iconic landmarks whilst indulging in B-Bakery’s bespoke Afternoon Tea.
Hayman’s Gin infused delights combined with sensational gin cocktails are the perfect way to unwind and relax as you wine and dine, watching the hustle and bustle of the city go by. london.b-bakery.com
7 Celebrate all things gin with the makers themselves at Junipalooza
Junipalooza is back at Tobacco Dock on the 8th and 9th June to celebrate World Gin Day and this year it promised to be bigger and better than ever.
Focusing on experience, this gin-infused festival will take you inside the minds of the master makers, with over 60 gin distillers attending from all over the world.
Once through the door you’ll be handed everything you need in the form of a tasting glass, show guide and of course a bottle of water – because with over 200 gins to sample this promises to be one majorly booze-infused session. junipalooza.com
8 Rock the boat with London’s summer gin cruise
London’s first artisan gin cruise is setting sail this summer and it is sure to float the boat of every gin lover.
Climb aboard for a tour through London, accompanied by live music, a gin masterclass, gin inspired tapas and a vast menu of artisan gins. Throw cautions to the winds and batten down the hatches, this is going to be one boozy boat ride. ginontheriver.co.uk
9 Sip in style in the Angler’s sky high summer terrace
There are few better ways to celebrate World Gin Day than sipping on a creative cocktail on top the sky high terrace of the Michelin-starred Angler restaurant.
Launching a picturesque summer bar in collaboration with award-winning gin producers, Cambridge Distillery, this summer hangout is a haven filled with gin cocktails and blooming summer flowers.
If that isn’t temptation enough, a bespoke menu of nostalgic English bar snacks has been designed to pair perfectly with the gin-based drinks to satisfy your stomach.
Make sure you don’t miss the Wordrobe’s tipple of choice: The Cambridge Collins, a moreish concoction of Cambridge Dry Gin, Kamm & Sons, ginger ale, Aperol and blackcurrant. anglerrestaurant.com
10 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate gin tasting board
Chocolate fans, this one’s for you. The London Gin Club are serving up a gin botanical inspired chocolate board – two of our favourite things combined into one delectable dessert.
Paired with arguably the best classic gin & tonics in London, the knowledgeable staff will guide you on your way to your perfect tipple.
If you’re feeling really fruity then why not try the newly launched Summer Tasting menu, showcasing some of the most fabulous floral and fruit forward gins. thelondonginclub.com
PLUS: Take your love for gin global with the top 3 gin-based experiences around the world
1 Soak whilst you sip in Glasgow’s Gin Spa
Drinking your gin is one thing, but Glasgow’s aptly named Gin Spa takes this tipple to new levels with the world’s first botanically inspired day spa.
Guests will let you enjoy treatments that take their inspiration from botanical ingredients from some of the world’s top gins. And, much like a pairing, the mix of botanicals correspond to moods and feelings.
Want to feel happy? For that, there’s a pink grapefruit, bergamot and lime. Need some tranquillity? Well that would require the cedarwood, lavender and geranium. All combined with a full menu of standard spa treatments.
Depending on the choice of package, guests can enjoy a gin and tonic from the Fever Tree trolley and an afternoon tea, while the Twilight Tasting package includes a five-course gin-inspired tasting menu. Ready to relax in gin paradise? G&Ts and tranquil treatments await and we couldn’t be more excited. ginspa.co.uk
2 Quench your thirst in the world’s largest gin bar
Pick up your passport and head to ATLAS in Singapore, the world’s largest gin bar. With gins from nearly 40 nations, not only does ATLAS boast a gin tower complete with over 1,000 varieties of the spirit, but it is a gin collection that has been carefully curated.
ATLAS bar wants guest to learn something about gin in all its magnificent variety. Knowledgeable waiters will guide you through the never ending list whilst you sit back and appreciate the gorgeous art deco-inspired space which graces the ground floor of Singapore’s iconic Parkview Square. atlasbar.sg
3 Combine gin with safari amid Namibia’s beautiful desert landscape
Go off-grid in Namibia with a spectacular safari experience complete with gourmet food and glorious gin!
Accompanied by his gourmet bush kitchen and craft gin bar on the back of a ‘Safari Butler’s’ 4×4, soak up Mavros Safaris exhilarating experiences through Namibia’s vast and vibrant landscape.
Dean, your expert Safari Butler will pass on his passion for Africa and bush fire cuisine whilst cooking fine dining dishes around the campfire in the NabibRand Nature Reserve.
Journeying all the way to Wolwedane Dune Lodge in the Nambid Desert, this will be one scenic safari in one of the most remote areas on early. Refreshing gin drinks will quench your thirst on this African adventure – hic. mavrossafaris.com
Words by Emma Blunt