G&T Ice-Cream Bar Set To Take London By Storm

Gin Ice-cream
Hurry - this pop-up of dreams is only open for three days (Hoxton Hotel)

When it comes to summery treats, both gin and tonic and ice-cream are right up there on our lust lists, so imagine our delight when we discovered that a bar serving both up at the same time is opening in London.

The Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch can expect a flood of eager visitors when the pop up arrives on 9 June but be quick, because come 8pm on 11 June, it’ll be gone.

Bespoke G&T ice-cream is on the menu, naturally, and you get a scoop of it for free when you buy a gin cocktail – complete with “refreshing twists” such as mango wedges and black pepper – for a fiver. Sounds like a bargain to us.

“Grab yourself a scoop of botanical-infused ice creams and sorbet topped with crystallised rosemary, savoury wafers or gin-soaked orange peels,” reads the ad. (Sorry, it’s all we can think about now too.)

This excellent event is being launched in celebration of World Gin Day on 10 June, which is surely the most exciting date in any gin lover’s diary.

Festivals (Ginstonbury anybody?_, street parties, tasting sessions and more are being planned up and down the country and G&T ice lollies have been spotted in supermarket freezers.

Here are some of the best events to get yourself and your friends down to for some serious juniper joy.