So, our next event, as you may know is on September 29th, marking the anniversary of the Gin Act of 1736 where a levy of £50 was introduced to anyone wanting to sell gin and the subsequent so-called death of the much lamented Madam Geneva. In partnership with Fifty Pounds gin we will be offering some delightful gin drinks for you to try.
Back in the 1730’s they probably hadn’t come up with many cocktails, given the first written sighting of the word cocktail was in 1798, so we found some pretty old classics which should fit the bill and, if you are a member of the club you will get these for £5.50
Here’s the list, the cocktails are written as they were back then!
The Spider: 1886
Gill of Fifty pounds gin
Lump of lake ice
liqueur glass of citronella
Pink Gin 1850’s
glass of Fifty pounds gin
shaken with ice and strained into glass
Original gin cocktail 1798
60 ml Fifty pounds gin
10 ml Curacao, Orange (1/2 ounce)
10ml ginger syrup
Dash of aromatic bitters
There will also be a delicious G & T, with Fever tree tonic and the addition of tonic bitters, juniper berries and lemon peel.
So, if you fancy a night of delicious gin drinking ( responsibly!) book a table.
Our usual gin menu will of course be available as well!