Hot Gin Roof Returns To Ham Yard Hotel

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Calling all gin fans! Join Sipsmith, passionate pioneers of London’s gin renaissance and stylish Ham Yard Hotel for the return of their deliciously thirst-quenching pop-up


Back by popular demand, Hot Gin Roof is returning to the private roof terrace of the stylish Soho hotel, with a historically-based menu of both classic and new hot cocktails.

The initial partnership between Sipsmith and Ham Yard Hotel in #Ginuary 2016 spearheaded the hot gin trend across the country and has led to hundreds of pubs and bars serving up Hot Gin across the country this winter.

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To craft this year’s menu, Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown, and Firmdale Hotel’s Group Mixologist, Eoin Kenny, delved back into the history books. They discovered that not only was gin first sipped hot before there was access to central heating, but also that historically these drinks were heated using a red hot ‘poker’ taken straight from the fire.

Those guests lucky enough to snap up tickets, will discover the wonders of hot gin history and a new way to enjoy the capitals favourite spirit. Cocktail’s will be ‘poked’ piping hot in front of guests using special blacksmith crafted pokers, otherwise known as loggerheads. Once plunged into the cocktail this historical bar tool will heat it instantly, caramelising the sugars and producing a wonderful aroma of ‘ginny’ magic.

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All cocktails have been lovingly created using award-winning Sipsmith London Dry Gin, from the famous Hot Gin classics like the steaming Hot G&T and Singapore Sling (beautifully garnished with a barbequed pineapple slice), to a ‘poked’ porter based cocktail recipe from 1929, called the Hangman’s Blood; this line-up of delicious hot gin drinks will banish the post-Christmas blues of all ginthusiasts.

Make it happen
When: Wednesday 17th January until Saturday 24th February in 90 minute sessions.
Tickets: Purchase via designmynight.com/hotginroof for £18 per person. Tickets include a complimentary welcome Hot G&T ‘poked’, followed by a hot cocktail of choice, warmly hosted every night by the Ham Yard and Sipsmith T eam.
Where: Ham Yard Hotel, One Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

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