What’s on this weekendBy Alice Brooker
D&D launches gin emporium
D&D London has launched a gin emporium in its Avenue restaurant, in collaboration with UK-based Cambridge Distillery.
Open now until 31 August, the collaboration has resulted in the creation of five summer serves, such as the Cambridge Green – combining Cambridge Dry Gin, fresh kiwi and cucumber, pressed apple juice, elderflower cordial and fresh lime juice. The new gin emporium on St James’s Street can’t be missed, with a hanging ‘A’ installation suspended in windows, woven by hand using botanicals featured in Cambridge Distillery’s gin.
Avenue will host gin and jazz nights every Thursday (6pm-10pm BST) providing much-missed live music events to the city.
Milroy’s Soho returns
London whisky specialist Milroy’s Soho has brought back its terrace overlooking Soho Square, plus two rotating Highball-on-Tap menus. The terrace offers a menu of whisky-based beverages in collaboration with Aberfeldy 12. New draft cocktail taps will serve whisky-based drinks, such as the Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt paired with a cardamom and watermelon soda. The venue is located at 3 Greek Street.
Teeling’s Lego distillery
Dublin-based Teeling Whiskey has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first Lego distillery, in celebration of its sixth birthday. Lego project Dublin Bricks has built a miniature version of the producer’s distillery. Made with 4,137 Lego pieces, the Irish whiskey maker’s tiny distillery displays both the inside and the outside of the venue, from the gift shop to the pot stills. The Lego distillery is available to view during tours of the Teeling distillery, which can be booked at teelingdistillery.com.
Oval Night Market
From tonight (25 June), the Oval Night Market is returning to the streets of London, with cocktail and craft beer pop-ups at Oval Space in Bethnal Green. Entry is free, and the market will run this evening from 5pm-11pm BST, and tomorrow (26 June) from 12pm-11pm BST.
Hong Kong’s caffeinated, boozy pop-up
Hong Kong-based Australian-style coffee shop Til has unveiled its ‘AM: Coffee; PM: Booze’ pop-up at LCX in Tsim Sha Tsui. A range of flavoured teas are being served, including a whisky and a dry-gin-flavoured tea. The event will continue until 11 July.
Cocktails and campfires
Secret Adventures is launching in Stoke Newington, East London from today. The event includes a swim at West Reservoir, followed by a campfire, and offerings of street food and cocktails from a waterside pop-up bar. The experience will also be held on 2 July, 9 July and again on 6 August. Tickets can be purchased for £20 (US$27.80), plus a booking fee, from secretadventures.org.
Seagram’s women in entertainment panel
RTD brand Seagram’s Escapes is hosting a virtual discussion with leading African American women in the entertainment industry, taking place tomorrow (26 June) 7pm ET. The panellists will discuss their career journeys, providing advice and describing the hurdles in the trade. The panel is free to attend, and includes talks from rapper B Simone, talk show host and former reality TV star Claudia Jordan and news correspondent Nina Parker.
Bottomless Espresso Martinis
Consider getting your caffeine fix from the Espresso Martini Society, which is back from tomorrow (25 June) at the New Yorker Gallery in Lumiere London. The New York-themed menu boasts four varieties of Espresso Martinis: The Usual Suspect, a classic espresso martini; The Golden Salt, a salted caramel version; The Citrus Circus, a zesty take on the cocktail; and The Ferrero Rocher, a nutty chocolate-style beverage. The event is bottomless, and non-coffee drinkers can enjoy NYC-inspired Appletinis and Cosmopolitans. Tickets can be purchased from espressomartinisociety.com.
Seaport Cinema makes a comeback
New York’s Seaport Cinema has returned to offer the big screen, a free bucket of seltzers and popcorn for cinema lovers – all against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Screenings take place every Monday night, with the next screening being Moonlight on the 28 June. Tickets cost US$20.
The Rum Show launches
The Rum Show is kicking off on Tuesday (29 July), a three-day virtual event featuring educational masterclasses, exclusive tastings and experiences. One featured event of The Whisky Exchange’s online show is a rum sustainability talk, taking place 30 July at 9pm BST.