Riding high on the success of Detective Pikachu! (2019) and Once Upon A Deadpool (2018) heartthrob and actor Ryan Reynolds has released a new advertisement for his gin brand, Aviation American Gin. Reynolds has introduced a limited-edition gin with his signature engraved on the bottle. The ad is a humourous take on Reynold’s ‘dedication’ to the gin brand.
PS: We can’t wait for Aviation gin to come to India!
The ad could not have been better timed,
released four days before the celebrations for World Gin Day 2019 kickstart.
Keeping in mind the stupendous growth gin consumption and popularity has seen in India, we decided to take a look at some of India’s bars that do
exceptional work with gin. Whether it is house-made infusions, an exciting gin
menu, just solid and good cocktails or just good old G&T, these are the
bars in India we would happily settle at.
Also Read: It's Gin's Time to Shine Bright
Juniper Bar, Andaz Delhi
To celebrate World Gin Day, Juniper Bar has introduced a new drinks menu from June 6-30, 2019. new menu includes the Juneberry, a twist on the gin classic Martinez using an Cherry Blossom gin, and the Paradise Valley, which uses kahwa tea in the infusion. There is also a week-long gin festival, where patrons can indulge in gin tasting sessions, showcase of the new cocktail menu along with a host of other exclusive gin-based experiences.
Also Read: Gin-Based Cocktails to Sip Your Weekend Away
Toast & Tonic,
Bengaluru and MumbaiInspired by New York’s East Side Village, two outposts of Toast & Tonic
aims to culminate local inspirations and ingredients in a menu that is international.
The restaurants have been true evangelists when it comes to promotion and
popularity of gins. Toast & Tonic goes back to apothecary-style cocktails
where homemade tinctures, infusions and even tonic water feature prominently.
Their chief bartender, John Lesse has even created refreshed and new range of
G&Ts, flavoured tonics and cocktails.
Incidentally, to celebrate World Gin Day, Toast & Tonic is hosting a ‘Gintastic Weekend’ from June 7-9, 2019. Leese and Chef Chirag Makwana have collaborated to create two gin-soaked menus including cocktails such as Caught in a Jam with gin shaken with lime and homemade pomelo jam, lemon juice and simple syrup, garnished with jam toast and No Thyme, No Reason; a julep with basil and thyme home-made syrup, Angostura Bitters, lemon, orange and gin served over crushed ice with fresh basil and a sprig of thyme. The selection on the food menu includes the vegetarian Leek And Mushroom Croquettes served with lemon peel aioli, Salmon On Toast- juniper cured Salmon on sourdough toast with a gin hollandaise and 8 Hour Braised Lamb Leg served with glazed carrots, barley, wheat berry and green peppercorn jus.
This Bartending Guru Recommends Weight Training with Bottles for Women
Gin Bar by Jyran,
Sofitel Mumbai BKCThe newest haunt for gin lovers in Mumbai, Gin Bar by Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai
BKC has an impressive collection of imported and Indian gins, which have been sourced
from 11 countries with over seven-flavoured and five classic types of spirits
that are infused with an array of special garnishes, apart from new-age gin
cocktails and much-loved classics, served by talented BarChefs. The aim of the
bar is to offer gin aficionados a fine collection of authentic gin-flavoured
cocktails and much-loved gin and tonic classic pairings by top-notch local and
Dashanzi, JW Marriott
Mumbai, JuhuJW Marriott Mumbai Juhu’s Asian restaurant, Dashanzi, is a favourite with
gin lovers of the city simply because it has continued, like its predecessor,
to give home to some of most exotic gins at its bar. They were one of the
firsts in the city to serve Gin & Tonics in fish bowl-style stemmed
glassware that is now a rage across Mumbai.
Brasserie, DelhiThis American brasserie comes from the folks who’ve made a name for
themselves just on the success of speakeasy PCO and ATM in the national capital.
And if the name, Sazerac—named after a classic cocktail from New Orleans—is
anything to go by, cocktails are indeed a high point. A quick glance at their
menu is enough to leave the gin lover in you more than happy. With more than 10
varieties of gin on their shelf, the bar also has some southern American gin
cocktails that reinstate your faith in creative bartending.
Dandy The Fio Bar,
DelhiInspired by dandelion, the flower, the bar is a space that you are bound to
have a good time. The bar is a clean and modern at the same time it makes you
feel comfortable and at home. Apart from other spirits, gin finds itself in the
limelight in Dandy’s menu including curious drinks such as London Dry Betel
with betel leaf in the drink, Hey Juniper!, which uses elderflower infused gin
as well as house infused gins with homemade cordials and kombucha.
BengaluruRecently listed as one of Asia’s top bar by Tales of the Cocktail 2019
Spirited Awards, The Reservoire is an unpretentious space that only wants to
welcome like-minded people in the need of unwinding. With an array of flavourful
gin cocktails, both classic and modern, as well as a variety of in brands,
there is a drink to satiate everyone who comes to the bar.
Sly Granny, Bengaluru and Delhi
From the team behind the success of Mamagoto, Sly Granny is a combination of eccentricities and modern temperament it is a space for discerning guests. A community space with a fun bar, Sly Granny allows for film screenings, an arts collective, philosophy club, book exchange and other quirky activities. To discuss their gin offerings, the menu may seem limited but keeping in mind the eclectic ambience, the bartender is sure to whip you up a customised drink.
Featured image: Shutterstock.com
To feed your hunger for more
Want more? Click on the tags below for more videos and stories