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London Pop Up: Hot Gin Roof

It’s not solely recruitment we care about here at Love Hospitality.  We love the entire industry.  Every now and again we like to get out amongst the hustle to explore London’s vibrant scene and report back on our adventures.  Recently we headed out into the field on a mission to discover just what happens when you combine three of the capitals favourite trends.

Roof tops, pop ups and gin…

Heated and served to the discerning consumer, that’s what you find on a visit to Sipsmith’s “Hot Gin Roof”.  A winter pop up located on top of Ham Yard Hotel, serving hot gin cocktails and

Night on a Hot Gin Roof

“Hot Gin Roof was great!” was the general consensus for the night spent out under the stars.  There was lots of excitement surrounding the visit to the Hot Gin Roof and the team at Ham Yard Hotel didn’t fail to impress on the night, living up to the hype buzzing around town about just how special this experience is.

All guests were handed a hot G&T upon arrival, the intimate roof top was spacious enough for the 50 or so guests, and the hand warming drink allowed for a very welcome start to the evening.  Lounge style seating and low level lighting forge a setting suitable for taking in the London skyline whilst more importantly perusing the menu trying to decide which cocktail to try first.  The menu consisted of an intriguing array of classic gin cocktails all reinvented by the mastermind behind Ham Yard Hotel’s bars Eoin Kenny, enabling the drinks to be served hot and taste amazing.

Classic Cocktails Served Hot

Working through adaptations on Bloody Mary’s and Martini’s, it was the Hot Negroni served in a tea cup that was the show stopper here.  Taking our fancy not just for the bitter sweet fusion of the classic but the addition of red berry tea to create a further depth to the drink was a stroke of genius.

The warmth from the cocktails and staff were quite enough to keep out the cold but for those susceptible to the weather, there was plenty of blankets to keep you warm.

It’s apparent that Sipsmith’s Hot Gin Roof is one of the finest winter pop ups around, fingers crossed they’re back later this year – we’ve already ear marked it for the Love Hospitality Christmas party!

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