June 8 is celebrated as International Gin Day and true to tradition, the revolution in the gin industry is evident with multiple restaurants hosting gin-themed events across Mumbai. We’ve curated the best of these events to ensure you pick the best ones to go to.
Toast and Tonic
You can’t deny the role of Toast and Tonic in bringing about gin’s renaissance. It’s only natural the place would celebrate International Gin Day. Gin guru John Leese has a line-up of five stellar gin cocktails over the weekend to ring in Gin Day on June 8. With botanicals like lavender, hibiscus and macadamia nuts, we’re itching to try these creative cocktails. And oh, you get two free cocktails if you try at least four gin cocktails. The celebrations run from June 7 to June 9, 2019. More information can be found here.
Location: Toast and Tonic, Jet Airways-Godrej Building, Unit 1, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
Crafters Tap House, Powai
Crafters Tap House has a week-long G&T festival with a few signature cocktails such as Greater Half Martini made with gin, martini, absinthe and lime; South Side Fizz, Bee’s Knees and Income Tax. You remember when we wrote about Income Tax, right? The best part is you don’t have to wait until tomorrow to enjoy your favourite G&T. Just get here and indulge in your favourite gin cocktail.
Location: Crafters Tap House, Haiko Mall, Level 1, Central Avenue, Powai, Mumbai
Move over sangrias, June 8 is International Gin Day celebrations at Uno Más with mixologist Arijit Bose who’s curating a special gin menu along with Greater Than Gin. As a member of the Barback Collective, Bose knows a thing or two about how cocktails work, making this particular event all the more crackling.
Location: Next to MGL gas station Inspire BKC Restaurant, no. 2, Bandra Kurla Complex Road, G Block BKC, Patthar Nagar, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
The Sassy Spoon
The Sassy Spoon is organising a Ginology 101 workshop with mixologist Pranav Mody on June 8. Participants will learn the basics of gin and gain an understanding of its various taste notes. A hands-on masterclass, sampling session with gin cocktails along with a complimentary cocktail and an appetizer are also part of the workshop. The workshop is priced at INR 1500 and tickets can be purchased here.
Location: The Sassy Spoon, Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai
The Irish House
You know gin has arrived when even The Irish House sits up and takes notice. The popular brewpub has curated an exclusive G&T menu that will be available from June 8 until June 16, 2019. That’s not all – Bacardi India’s trade ambassador Omkar Kalaskar is also conducting a Gin Infusions Masterclass at the Kala Ghoda outpost on June 8. The masterclass gives you a chance to create your own blend of infusions and take home with you. Enquiries for tickets to the event , priced at INR 500, are available over the phone at 8879773315.
Location: Level 2, Rampart Row, 30 , K Dubash Marg, Above Royal Oak Banquets, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
With so many events already lined up, all you need to do is pick your favourite from this list and embark on your gin-tastic weekend.
Featured image courtesy Toast and Tonic’s Facebook page.
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Priyanko Sarkar is the Founder Editor of Gurgl.in. He has been a writer for over 15 years and this site is his attempt to document India's growing beverage sector with impactful and interesting stories. His favourite drink is Vietnamese Coffee and his favourite spirit is Turkish Raki.