‘Tis the season for pop-ups! Last Saturday evening we popped over to a Fever-Tree’s pop up gin bar in Hoxton Square for my Mum’s birthday celebrations. We’ve been enjoying Fever-Tree tonics in our G&T’s for a year or so now, and quite liked the idea of 160 different kinds of gin to accompany the tonic!
Usually we’ll have a gin and tonic as pre-dinner drink, but on Saturday we had some dinner round the corner at the very yummy Breakfast Club first and got stuck in to the gin at a fairly respectable hour of 8pm.
Thankfully Fever-Tree help to narrow down the very long gin menu by offering a ‘G&Tree flights’ where you could choose 4 different shots of gin from a selected menu with all four tonics for £15. This started the evening off nicely, and encouraged us to try American gins like Dorothy Parker that we wouldn’t usually have picked. £2 from every G&Tree Flight is also donated to Malaria No More UK.
The gins I chose were presented so sweetly, with four shot glasses of gin with a cinnamon stick, a dried lemon leaf, grapefruit rind and lemon rind, along with four bottles of Fever-Tree’s tonics – Elderflower, Original Indian, Lemon and Mediterranean. It was a lot of fun experimenting with taste combinations. If you fancy a simple G&T (if choosing from 160 gins and four types of tonic is simple) you can order whatever you like from the menu, which comes in a beautiful stemmed gin glass.
The pop up is open until 26th July, I really recommend going along with some friends and reserving a table for a fun couple of hours of gin drinking!
What are your favourite pop-ups this summer?