Unlikely as it may sound, the Spanish are now the world’s biggest consumers of gin. Spanish Chef Omar Allibhoy will follow the national trend by celebrating World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June at his Shoreditch tapas bar, Tapas Revolution. Omar’s mission to bring the lively tapas bars of his hometown Madrid to the UK continues, with the introduction of five carefully chosen Spanish Gin Tonics to the Tapas Revolution Shoreditch Drinks menu.
Spain’s love affair with the gin and tonic, or ‘gin tonic’, as it’s known to the Spanish, has introduced a new category of drinking hole, the specialist gin bar. Carefully sourced gins from distilleries as far afield as Canada, Holland and Finland are served as a sophisticated accompaniment to tapas. Omar’s planning to bring the Spanish passion for gin found in these gins bars to Shoreditch.
At Tapas Revolution, Omar is serving gins distilled exclusively in Spain, from the Balearic Islands in the South to the Galician region in the North. The new additions to the drinks menu, all served in the traditional Spanish balloon glass; include Gin Mare, which for £9 will be served with Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic, basil and rosemary, bringing out the herbal notes of the gin. Diners will also be able to enjoy Ginabelle Plum Gin, infused with redberry tea & Fevertree Indian tonic, for £9 and Larios 12 & Fevertree Indian tonic, served with juniper and olive for £8.50. There is also a Menorcan Xoriguer gin, served with Fevertree lemonade as is typical in Menorca and traditionally called a ‘Pomada’, also for £8.50. The final addition to the menu is Nordes Gin, inspired by the fresh Atlantic wind that sweeps Spain’s northern coast. Priced at £9, it will be served with Fevertree Mediterranean tonic, mint and ginger to create a truly refreshing taste of Spain.
Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is Omar’s third tapas bar opening, following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Tapas Revolution in Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Tapas Revolution in Bluewater (Kent).
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