Friday 5 August 2016 and 9 other dates (see below)
The Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
London E2 8EA
17:30 – 22:30. Tickets from £3. Over 18s only
A series of residencies featuring a selection of London’s most creative bartenders, serving drinks inspired by – and using ingredients from – the Geffrye’s period gardens.
Relax on a deck chair in the serene urban oasis of the gardens, or try your hand at some suitably suave garden games whilst sipping on an inspired creation.
A specially invited selection of restaurateurs will be offering carefully curated food options to compliment the garden cocktails.
Please note, some bar and food operators may only be able to accept cash.
Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August – Background Bars
Taking inspiration from the Geffrye’s historical gardens and museum, Background Bars have curated a cocktail list inspired by fresh English botanicals. Expect plant life to play an important part in the flavours and garnishes of the cocktails, with herbs being handpicked, that morning, from the museum’s very own garden. Drinks such as Herbal-infused Pimms and Hurricane Hazel: fresh Cucumber Juice, Elderflower and Gin, alongside a select offering of wines and spirits.
Fridays 12 and 26, Saturdays 13 and 27 August – Sweetdram
Sweetdram is a group of young distillers based in Dalston, who are focused on developing & creating Modern Liqueurs. In other words liqueurs that are sippable, dry and full of plants. For two weekends in August Sweetdram are collaborating with the bartenders from the Department of Good Cheer on a cocktail menu inspired by the gardens at the Geffrye Museum. Expect distillates, atomisations & herbal mascerations of a most exciting nature…
Fridays 2 and 16, Saturdays 3 and 17 September – Gimlet Bar
“On a trip to the Geffrye Museum’s gardens in May, when they were brimming with tender herbs and flowers, we took an armful of cuttings back to our kitchen and began infusing and fermenting. Essences made from the garden cuttings will be mixed with our summer fruit and flower wines, spiced cordials and the best spirits to create deliciously playful cocktails; served, of course, alongside our world famous Gimlets.”