After a hugely successful debut, Hong Kong’s biggest gin extravaganza returns even bigger and better
One of the biggest events in Hong Kong’s packed F&B calendar is back this October. The East Imperial Gin Jubilee is four days of everything gin-related, from masterclasses to guest bartending shifts to a special ‘Ginstergram’ competition. Want the full run down of events? Look no further...
18-20 October, 5pm-late: Rye Runway
Tomi Ho, the incredible consultant of Runway and 2016’s Gin Jubilee Champion for Hong Kong, presents alongside the Kyrö Distillery Company, an interactive photographic experience utilising the award-winning Napue rye gin. Kyrö brand ambassador Steven Beerens will make a one-night appearance behind the bar for further mischief on Wednesday to celebrate the first day of festivities.
18 October, 7pm-9pm, Death’s Door Evening with Ricky Tsang & Ondrej Pospichal
Experience the simple and elegant beauty of gin with M Bar’s house mixologist, Ricky Tsang, and visiting barman Ondrej Pospichal, who are stirring the night up with Death’s Door.
18 October, 6pm-late: Garnish Your St George Gin & Tonic
For one night only, Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour creates a garden of Eden full of garnishes for patients to match their Gin Jubilee prescriptions. Select from strawberries, lemons, blueberries, mint and more in the garnish garden where the Gin Jubilee Special Prescription will be available for $135.
18 October, 8pm-10pm: London Calling
The Pontiac summons a thunderous rocking British playlist to welcome the arrival of the Jubilee. Expect Zeppelin, Sabbath and banging drinks to match with The Pontiac’s very own Jubilee G&T creation – Guns of Brixton.
18 October, 8pm-late: Tasty Cinema: Swingers
Enjoy a delightful screening of cult favourite Swingers with the spirited team at Ping Pong 129 and St George Spirits, America’s pioneering craft distillery, accompanied with tasty tipples inspired by the movie.
19 October, 2pm-4pm, Citadelle Gin Masterclass with Micaela Piccolo
Join us for an afternoon tasting at 11 Westside with Maison Ferrand’s Asia Pacific brand ambassador, Micaela Piccolo, as she leads a masterclass with Citadelle gin, a French gin made in the heart of Cognac by master distiller Alexandre Gabriel. Light bites and tastings will be served too. To save a seat, RVSP to email@example.com.
19 October, 7pm-10pm: The Citadelle Soiree: Guest Bartending with Micaela Piccolo
If you can’t escape work in the afternoon, Micaela Piccolop will be at Neo later in the day making special Citadelle gin and tonics all night long. Start your weekend early!
19 October, 10pm-late: Happy Paradise x Gin Jubilee ft. Imelda Ng
Celebrate gin in paradise at – where else? – Happy Paradise with signature gin cocktails by the establishments’s head bartender Chanel Adams and guest bartender Imelda Ng of the Four Season’s Blue Bar.
21 October, 2pm-4pm: Okra x Kyrö Single-Ingredient Masterclass
Head to Okra for an exploration of the beauty of simplicity and experimentation. Witness the creation of masterful delights via single-ingredient recipes and innovative ways to benefit from just one ingredient. Limited seats available. To save a seat please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 October, 2pm-8pm: Gin Lane
The Gin Jubilee’s climatic event! Join the closing party at Sohofama and enjoy great live music, good vibes, delicious G&Ts and more. The winner of the Best Gin & Tonic Hong Kong 2017 competition will also be announced at this spectacular party.