With the weekend approaching, you might be getting ready to indulge in some of the best gin summer cocktails that you can create.
None of us need an excuse to drink gin, but sometimes it can be nice to have one that you can pass on to other people. Luckily, this Saturday marks the annual return of World Gin Day, giving you every excuse to celebrate all things gin.
What is World Gin Day?
World Gin Day can be best described as a celebration of all things gin that takes place on the second Saturday of June every year. Hundreds of events are held around the world to celebrate, and you can use this phenomenal day as a reason to get your friends and family round to drink some classic gin cocktails with you.
Who is the Gin Monkey?
Every annual alcohol event needs a mascot, and the Gin Monkey sits at the top of the tree on World Gin Day. Naturally, this little monkey is in charge of everything that happens on the day, managing affairs from London-based cocktail bars and storied gin distilleries. This charming little monkey has also released its own book, The Periodic Table of Cocktails.
Where can you celebrate World Gin Day?
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You can celebrate World Gin Day from anywhere, including from the comfort of your own living room. If you would prefer to get out and meet other likeminded people, then you could instead think about heading to one of the many prestigious events that are taking place around the country. From the Yorkshire Gin Trail to the Whitley Neill Takeover on the Century Club Rooftop in London, there are plenty of events to choose from.
If you decide to attend one of these thoughtful events, then you might also have the opportunity to try some of the best World Gin Day 2019 cocktails, as there are certain to be plenty of tantalising concoctions floating around.
It might be worth taking a quick look online to see what some of your local establishments are doing to celebrate, as we have noticed that a lot of pubs in the United Kingdom are going to be offering each of their customers a free gin and tonic on the day. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a free gin and tonic? We know that we would.
If you decide to partake in the World Gin Day celebrations, then we would highly recommend using the #WorldGinDay hashtag on social media. That way, other people who are interested in the event will be able to interact with you. You can also search the hashtag to take a look at how other people around the world are celebrating.
How does the rest of the world celebrate World Gin Day?
Similar events to the ones that will be taking place in the United Kingdom can be found happening all over the world on Saturday, from a Gin Day at the Field Market in Johannesburg to a Tipsy High Tea with Australian Gin in Adelaide. If you would like to learn more about some of the different events that are taking place, then you can take a look at some of our favourite World Gin Day 2019 events.
What should you drink on World Gin Day?
Simply put, you should indulge in your favourite gins on World Gin Day. Any kind of gin will suffice, but we would suggest leaving your gin comfort zone and perhaps trying some spirits that usually wouldn’t capture your attention. A lot of pubs are offering an array of unique cocktails to celebrate, and you have the best excuse to try as many of them as possible.
If you need some cocktail recommendations, then you could turn to World Gin Day’s very own Gin Monkey for inspiration. World Gin Day as an event also distils its very own gin, which has been designed to perfectly encapsulate the international feel of the event.
World Gin Day Gin
When we take a look at annual events that are similar to World Gin Day, we can see that a lot of them are happy to stick their labels all over products of different kinds and sell them. But, World Gin Day is different because it actually collaborated with The Boutique-y Gin Company to create the event’s official World Gin Day Gin.
Straight away, we can see that a lot of thought went into creating this gin from the very beginning. To encapsulate the international feel of the event, this gin was made using botanicals from each of the continents. It contains juniper from Europe, liquorice root from Africa, cinnamon from Asia, coriander from Australia, angelica root from North America, lime from South America and sea salt that has been harvested from currents that flow from the Antarctic Ocean.
Celebrating World Gin Day
Remember, you don’t need anything special to celebrate World Gin Day. You just need to relax and enjoy some of your favourite drinks. Stay at home, venture to your favourite local pub or head out to an amazing event to meet a bunch of fellow gin lovers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you enjoy yourself.