World Gin Day just keeps getting bigger and better. On Saturday 14th June. Tanqueray will be raising a glass and bringing the history of gin alive through indulgent cocktail serves available for a limited time at London’s trendiest hot spots.
Londoners have long loved their gin and the city is steeped in its illustrious history. From the debauched days of Gin Lane, famously captured by William Hogarth, to the rise of Gin Palaces in London in the 1800s marking the ascent of gin as a refined drink enjoyed by the upper classes. Today, a true ‘renaissance of gin’ has hit the UK with the spirit gaining the attention of bartenders and cocktail aficionados worldwide.
Gin enthusiasts are invited to commemorate World Gin Day and the journey of juniper with four new Tanqueray cocktails specially created by: Tristan Stephenson (Co-Owner, Worship Street Whistling Shop, London), Barrie Wilson (Tanqueray Global Ambassador), Tim Homewood (Tanqueray GB Ambassador) and Dren Lala (Head Bartender, The Lucky Pig).
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’
– Whip up the 1930s inspired ‘Bloomsbury Bronx’ in the comfort of your own home
– The Lucky Pig, 5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1 6BB for the roaring 1920s ‘Bee’s Knees’ cocktail
– World Gin Day Jazz Party, City of London Distillery, 22-24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT for the 19th Century ‘Flash of Lightening’ cocktail
The Japanese river Ishikari’s name means ‘to go around itself’ and has inspired the emulsification of this drink, which uses egg to hold all the components together. Formulated by award-winning mixologist Tristan Stephenson who is leading the drinks scene with his unique lab-based creations, this cocktail represents a modern cocktail concoction and features oriental ingredients such as yuzu juice and hints of jasmine. For this truly complex and intricate cocktail serve visit The Worship Street Whistling Shop.
Devised by Tanqueray GB Ambassador Tim Homewood this cocktail signifies the new era of citrus-based cocktails that rapidly took over the drinks scene in the 1930s. The poignant flavours of the Bloomsbury Bronx match the spirit of the post-prohibition years and the ever-growing passion for gin. Lavish cocktail parties were all the rage at the time so why not enjoy this cocktail in the comfort of your own home by following this simple recipe, below.
50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
15ml Antica Formula
25ml Orange Juice
2 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker with cubed ice, shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry on a cocktail stick.
The Bees Knees captures the essence of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ where fast cars, short skirts, flapper girls and jazz were in full swing. This serve matches the flavours enjoyed in the speakeasies of the time.
Make your taste buds tingle with an infusion of Tanqueray London Dry Gin accompanied by lemon, honey and a lavender at decadent drinking den, The Lucky Pig.
Flash of Lightning
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 serving drinks 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 World Gin Day Jazz Party at the City of London Distillery.