Where in the world is the delight that is gin the most popular? It's Spain, you may be surprised to learn, so Pintura, the Basque restaurant and bar with it's own gin parlour in the cellar have been experimenting with all things juniper in preparation for World Gin Day.
Whilst the day itself is this Saturday, celebrations will be starting early as Pintura begins a week long gin fest, making the most of their 30 different varieties with events, offers and just plain old fashioned drinking...
Events kick off tomorrow with a 'gin supper', where specialist gins will be matched with a four course dinner, and to top off celebrations, the restaurant will also be serving its very own limited edition charity cocktail designed by head drinks creator at Pintura and Portobello Road Gin trainer, Nick Fox. The Zorro Gin Fizz will be on sale during World Gin Day this Saturday priced at £6 and £1 from every cocktail sold will be donated to St.Gemma’s Hospice.
Or you could make your own...
To make your very own Zorro Gin Fizz you will need:
Ingredients (Serves 2)
35ml Portobello Road Gin
10ml Patxaran Basque liqueur
5ml Alvear Fino sherry
12.5 ml Pedro Ximenez Sherry
25ml Blood Orange Purée
25ml egg white
5 drops of Orange Blossom water
35ml Soda water
Put all ingredients into blender, small scoop of crushed ice
Blend on high for 30 seconds
Pour into long glass with Candied Orange strips for garnish.
Enjoy a week of world gin day celebrations at Pintura.
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