The Ultimate Guide to World Gin Day

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World Gin Day is right around the corner with its celebration taking place on 11th June, which btw guys it is on a Saturday, so it means you won’t have a midweek hangover – yay! 

It has been a popular international event for those that love the wonderful alcoholic beverage since 2009, but we think 2022 is going to be the best year to date. Set up by Gin Monkey, the concept behind the event is to give a platform to those that love the beverage and to celebrate all things gin related.  

For gin lovers across the globe (18+ only we hope), this is a great day to raise a glass and celebrate the spirit, whether it’s going to a gin bar in your area or even creating a tasty gin cocktail at home. We’ve put together this guide of events happening across the UK to help you get your excitement on.  

We will also be discussing the best gins you just have to try, with a list of recipes you can create on this special day from traditional G&T’s to your modern favourites! 

Engage with other gin fanatics by searching for the #WorldGinDay hashtag across social media platforms, or even upload a selfie with your favourite gin drink and tag us @prestigestudentliving. We’d love to see how much fun you guys are having. 

It’s gin o’clock!  

Gin cocktails

1. World Gin Day Events taking place in the UK 

There are tons of gin celebrations planned across the UK from in-person celebrations to virtual events. However you want to celebrate, whether it’s creating your own gin party at home or hosting friends, we hope you have the best time and do it in style! 

Marriott County Hall in London city centre is hosting an exciting event on World Gin Day, Gillray’s Gin Festival, and the best part is tickets are free if you book before June 6th! The festival will have complimentary gin tastings available from brands such as Brooklyn Gin, Berkshire Gin, Gillray’s Signature Gin, Whitley Neil and many more. What’re you waiting for, grab a ticket whilst they don’t cost a penny! 

Three Little Words, a cocktail bar in Manchester, will be putting on a Gin Journey event, a World Gin Day Special. The event will feature a tasting tour of Manchester’s finest craft gin with five special samples included with your ticket – you can buy tickets here. 

The Milton Keynes Gallery is hosting a gin tasting session on June 10th so you can go into World Gin Day feeling great! At the event you can try a variety of gins and tonic waters. Attendees can also discover how gin is made and distilled – we’re super jealous! 

Also taking place in the Northwest, is Liverpool’s Gin Journey event where you can learn about the cities botanical trade and visit hidden bars and distilleries on your tour of Liverpool. If this sounds like a bit of you, then find out more on their website. 

The Gin Journey events also take place on selected dates throughout the year in London (Soho and Shoreditch), Leeds, Brighton and Chester. So, if you can’t make it to celebrate on June 11th then don’t worry you can plan another date in a variety of cities.  

Whilst we haven’t mentioned all the World Gin Day festivities taking place in the UK, we know it’s going to be a fabulous day of gin loving, no matter where you are!  

Gin and tonic

2. Gins you must try and where to buy them 

Stop right there! If you’re a gin drinker, then you just must add these amazing drinks to your home bar.  

Gin has been dubbed the UK’s most popular spirit, so, it’s no surprise that there are gin brands after gin brands popping up nowadays. It would take ages to try all of them, but we’ve listed a few of the top dogs for you guys to try. We’ve combined traditional and modern gins so there’s something for everyone’s taste buds! 

  • Malfy Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Italian Gin –  

Malfy Gin Con Arancia is a colourful Italian gin made with blood oranges from Sicily. With a refreshing and summery taste, this drink will be perfect for the UK’s upcoming hot weather. Enjoy this citrus gin with tonic or lemonade in your favourite cocktail – check out our cocktail recipes below.  

A 70cl bottle is only £28 at Morrisons so, grab yourself a bottle just in time for World Gin Day! After you’re finished with the bottle, its orange tint makes for a lovely piece of house décor from a fairy light lamp to a candle holder! 

  • Tanqueray London Dry Gin- 

For those that love a more traditional and classic gin, we recommend Tanqueray London Dry Gin. If you’re crazy about gin, then you’ve most likely already tried this award-winning gin but for those that haven’t then get on it. We’re sure it’ll even convert those that they say they don’t like gin! 

This Tanqueray Gin has a perfect balance of botanicals juniper, coriander, angelica and sweet liquorice to give it its unique and crisp flavour. You can’t go wrong with this everyday gin, it’s great for any occasion from catching up with old friends to the office summer party. No faff is required to make a lovely T&T, simply add your gin, tonic, some ice, and garnish with lime to finish. You can get this classic gin from Tesco for just £25.50.  

  • Whitley Neill Mango & Lime Gin –  

Any gin drinker knows you can’t miss with a good old Whitley Neil gin. Our personal favourite is the Mango & Lime gin because of its exotic flavours – it just tastes like a holiday! Distilled in London, this delicious gin is only £20, we know cheap right? Get yourself one here. 

With a refreshing juicy taste that isn’t too sweet, this gin is best served alongside a light tonic and a slice of orange over ice. Toast to good times with good people! 

  • Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger –  

Next on our list of yummy gins is the Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger flavour, which is a less traditional drink that is perfect for summer cocktails. This flavour of gin is lovely with its sweet pink taste and soft hint of ginger to complement. 

Enjoy this easy to drink gin with some soda water and ice cubes whilst relaxing in the garden. Fancy trying this gin? You can get some on the Edinburgh Gin website. 

Gin party

There are plenty of other amazing gins out there, we just wanted to share some of our favourite gin recipes with the rest of the gin world. You can host your World Gin Day get-together in style with these gin cocktails! 

We hope you have enjoyed reading our World Gin Day blog and are just as excited as we are, roll on June 11th!