Lights, Camera, Action for Beefeater MIXLDN


Beefeater Gin has launched its sixth annual cocktail contest to discover the most creative and skilled bartenders from across the globe. In a new twist on the format, Beefeater MIXLDN 6, the largest international gin cocktail competition, will challenge contestants … Continue reading

Star Bartender Jörg Meyer of Le Lion Comes to Town

Joerg Meyer

Here’s something a little bit special for London Gintimers. This week only Rutte celery gin and Gin Sul from Hamburg make a rare appearance in London when Gintime hero Jörg Meyer of the exquisite Le Lion • Bar de Paris in Hamburg … Continue reading

Negroni Journey? We’ll Be Right Over


The Negroni is the perfect gin cocktail, a marriage of the lush, herbaceous piney character of gin with the more bitter, more aromatic flavours of the classic Italian aperitifs of Campari and red vermouth. From this April London Negroni fans … Continue reading

Treat your Mum at Pickering’s Summerhall Distillery


Calling all Edinburgh gin peeps, this Mothers Day, those lovely Pickerings Gin people will be welcoming under-ginned mothers to the Summerhall Distillery distillery for free! For those lucky enough to bag themselves a ticket, not only will mum go free, but … Continue reading

Be My Valentine Experience at Dry Martini with Star of Bombay

Bombay  Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire’s  Star of Bombay and Dry Martini, the new chic venue at the Melia White House Hotel have teamed up to offer a very special Valentine’s experience for gin lovers, and ordinary lovers.  Available exclusively at Dry Martini at The … Continue reading

A Chick is Crowned Beefeater MIXLDN 2015 Champ


No we’re not being sexist or patronising, the big news is that Beefeater, London’s very own gin, has announced Evelyn Chick from Harbor Room bar in Toronto, Canada is the winner of the 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition. In fact … Continue reading

If Hendrick’s Did Christmas Cocktails…..


With all the fuss about the food at Christmas it’s easy to forget the really important stuff – what to drink. Luckily for us our good friends at Hendrick’s Gin have come up with some absolutely fantastic cocktails working with … Continue reading

Edible Gardens a Thing This Summer?


We’ve got used to the idea that experimenting with botanicals and growing your own garnishes are normal now. So perhaps it is no surprise to find that bars are getting in on the act and doing all the hard work … Continue reading

Hendrick’s is Baaaack at the Edinburgh Fringe!


Not long to go until the delightfully diverting Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial Submersion returns to the natural home of its unusual gin – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (7th – 30th August). Within the sumptuous surroundings of 91 George Street, Hendrick’s … Continue reading

Salvatore Calabrese Mixes the World’s Oldest Negroni

Oldest Negroni

In the US Negroni Week is currently celebrating our favourite cocktail the Negroni by raising money for good causes for every Negroni sold – see here for details – At Gintime we’ve long been fans of the Negroni so … Continue reading

Drink the Way you Vote Tonight


Election blah blah, polls blah blah, hung parliament blah blah – the important question today is what to drink as you watch the General Election 2015 results roll in. So, depending on which national party you’re voting for here’s our … Continue reading

Pickering’s Gin Comp – Who Won?

Edinburgh’s top bartending talent was on show at last week’s inaugural Pickering’s Gin cocktail competition. Eight finalists took part –  from Clouds and Soil, Bon Vivant, Spitfire, Juniper, Voodoo Rooms, Lioness of Leith and the Whisky Rooms – and the standard … Continue reading