These days gin’s the hip London spirit of choice, with new distilleries and bars popping up every week. Ginstock celebrates this new wave of gin consumption, and is now in its second year. This 2013 event on June 15 (aka World Gin Day) will feature bartenders from eight London bars showcasing gin-based cocktails for you to judge. As well as sipping there will also be supping with street food traders such as steamed-bun-merchants Yum Bun and rib aficionados Redhook selling their dishes to soak up the gin. Word’s got round quickly, so tickets for the judging have now sold out, but fret not all you mother’s ruin fans; you’re still welcome to turn up and have yourself some juniper-based fun during the day and stay for the mega after party from 6pm until late where there’ll be festival-sized cocktails, music and of course, lashings of gin.
For info, see ginstock.