What to book: Hot Gin Roof at Ham Yard Hotel
If the prospect of Dry January leaves you feeling even gloomier than the weather, you might be more enthused by the concept of #Ginuary, which replaces alcohol deprivation with, well, gin. Leading the charge is Sipsmith, which has partnered with Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel for the second year running to launch its Hot Gin Roof, serving up warming winter drinks to a host of happy customers.
Crafted by Sipsmith’s master distiller Jared Brown and Firmdale Hotel’s group mixologist Eoin Kenny, the menu is inspired by historical drinking habits. Before the days of central heating, gin was warmed using a red-hot poker taken straight from the fire – a traditional that will be revivified at Ham Yard using specially made pokers known as loggerheads.
Sitting on the hotel’s beautiful private roof terrace, attendees will be treated to drinks such as the classic Hot G&T, a new interpretation of a Singapore Sling that comes topped with a barbecued pineapple slice and the porter-based Hangman’s Blood – perfect for putting the fun back into the most melancholy month of the year.
Hot Gin Roof is at Ham Yard Hotel from 17 January to 17 February. To book tickets, which cost £18 and include two cocktails, visit Design My Night.
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