Time for some gin-dulgence!
While we don’t know exactly when we’ll be able to step inside a bar and sip on a cocktail again, this home substitute might just be the most similar way to kill time as we wait!
The Sidebar Gin, a Westbury artisan spirit that launched last year, is delivering a 1930s-style cocktail bar experience from home. From April 30, you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy your favourite kind of cocktails from your garden in (hopefully) the springtime sun!
While the price may be difficult reading (€145), it’s fair to say that the experience is jam-packed. In your home-bar, you’ll get to enjoy: two crystal cut balloon gin glasses, one 700ml bottle of The Sidecar Gin, four 200ml bottles of 1724 Tonic, a gold measuring jigger and mixing spoon and a gin infusion kit that contains three spices: juniper berries, cinnamon, and star anise. Plus, you even add more items into the mix to enhance your experience (€25 per extra).
The aim from Sidebar Gin was to create a modern gin with a classical edge, so that should be the overriding feel as you whip them up from home.
“Serving the perfect G&T is all about pairing your gin with the right tonic, and using fresh ingredients that heighten the botanicals and enhance the flavour of the cocktail,” said The Doyle Collection Spirit Specialist, Kevin Hurley.
“The Sidecar Gin is unique for a number of reasons, one being its creation at a sustainable distillery in Dublin. All the botanicals are locally foraged and hand-picked, creating what we believe to be the perfect balance of freshness and vitality that you want in a spirit. We pair it with 1724 Tonic to match the natural profile of ingredients and deliver a refreshing, thirst-quenching G&T.”
For gin lovers this summer, you might have just found the perfect gift for toasting to the warm[er] weather. You can have the experience delivered to your door from a 10km radius for $10. Alternatively, you can choose the click-and-collect option with County Dublin from the Westbury Hotel. Reserve your home gin-experience right here!