The first international festival dedicated to gin is here!
To win over new gin aficionados, the Gin Addict Festival is moving around the world, this time to Lyon in France.
The French city will become the temple of gin from November 26 to 28, hosting the first international festival dedicated to this distillate, the Gin Addict Festival. There has never been a better time for gin than now, making the gin and tonic one of the most popular cocktails today.
The Gin Addict Festival will take place at the Palais de la Bourse where they will welcome more than 60 exhibitors and will propose more than 150 gins from all over the world, from French to Belgian, passing through Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and of course England and Scotland.
Both big name brands and local producers will be present to show their expertise and immerse us in the history of this distillate.
Unlimited tastings and masterclasses dedicated to gin
During the event, participants will be able to create their own gin thanks to masterclasses given by professionals. They will then be able to taste their creations. Each type of master class has a specific price starting at 24 euros depending on the level, with unlimited tastings or expert plans at 38 euros.
Are you up for it? While we wait for the day we propose a couple of cocktail recipes with gin
35 ml of gin
35 ml of Campari
and 35 ml of Martini Rosso
Orange peel for garnish
Type of glass: Old fashioned
Preparation: Add the ingredients in the glass and add the ice. Stir gently and well until cooled and diluted. Strain the cocktail into a previously chilled glass. Finish by garnishing with the orange peel and serve immediately.
60 ml London Dry style gin
30 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice
15 ml simple syrup
Garnish: slice of lemon / maraschino cherry
Type of glass: Collins Glass
Preparation: add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a Collins glass. Fill with ice, add soda top and stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon and optionally, a maraschino cherry.
Gin Addict Festival
Palais de la bourse, place de la bourse, Lyon, 2nd arrondissement
Friday November 26th from 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, November 27 from 12pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 9m
Sunday November 28th from 12pm to 4pm
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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