Hot Gin Roof | Cocktails Heated With a Red Hot Poker
The Ham Yard Hotel are about to unveil the hottest things in the London cocktail scene.
They’re called loggerheads, and they’re basically iron pokers heated in a fire until they’re literally white hot before being dunked into a cocktail to flash-warm it in front of your eyes.
It’s all part of the Hot Gin Roof taking place on – you guessed it – the roof of the Ham yard Hotel in Soho, alongside artisanal gin-makers Sipsmith. That rooftop has been dolled up with ever-so-slightly magical touches like festoon lighting, open fires, warm blankets, and blazing heaters to go with the sofas and wicker chairs you’ll be reclining on.
Head ups there for one of the HGR evenings, and you’ll get a 1 1/2 hour session, which includes complimentary welcome hot G&T, followed by a Sipsmith gin cocktail of choice that will be instantly heated before your eyes by a (very careful) barkeep as they plunge the searingly hot iron into your drink causing it to bubble, caramelising the sugars, and producing a wonderful aroma. Cocktails on offer include the Singapore Sling (garnished with a barbecued pineapple slice), and a porter-based recipe from 1929, called the Hangman’s Blood.
Oh, and all of it comes a pretty decent slice of the London skyline, too.
NOTE: Hot Gin Roof runs from 17th January – 17th February. Tickets (£18) have now sold out, but you can join the waiting list for new releases right HERE.
Ham Yard Hotel | 1 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT
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