The most important day of the year is upon us: World Gin Day, of course. This Saturday, the Sipsmith Swans will be celebrating with a gincredible fundraiser for Hospitality Action and the hospitality industry: a 24-Hour Martini Throwing Marathon, live on Instagram. This is in aid of our friends working in pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels who have suffered from the impact of the recent hospitality industry shutdown. Support our cause by joining us on Instagram from 10am Saturday.
“What is Martini Throwing?” we hear you ask. Whilst you may be familiar with shaken or stirred Martinis, ‘throwing’ a Martini is a historic mixing technique, combining science and showmanship to produce a sensationally sippable Martini. The ingredients are passed (‘thrown’) from one vessel to another from a height, to mix and chill a Martini with minimal dilution.
Join us live on Instagram from 10am on Saturday 13 June 1for Martini-throwing masterclasses, interviews and Q&As from Sipsmith Swans all over the world. All you need to throw your own Martini is a bottle of London Dry Gin, a bottle of dry Vermouth - we'll be using Martini Extra Dry - two containers (shakers, cups or mugs will do just the trick), and a strainer or sieve - if you don't have a cocktail strainer, a tea strainer or mini sieve will do just fine. We can't wait to see you there and encourage donations - the proceeds of which will go to hospitality charities to support workers in our much-loved bars, restaurants and hotels in the UK and abroad.
We'd be delighted if you joined us, tagging your own Martini creations on Instagram using @sipsmith and #WorldGinDay.