This summer, Young’s and Geronimo Inns will be adding a little bit more fun to its brunches with the launch of their new interactive, pop-up, boozy brunch sessions, in partnership with Absolut. Whether you consider yourself the undiscovered Banksy, a gardening guru or if you just fancy jumping on board with the juicing trend, a number of select pubs will offer one-off events to be enjoyed alongside a tempting new brunch menu. Embrace a new skill and choose a delectable dish from the tantalising menu enjoyed alongside two brilliant cocktails such as the Hard Smoothie or French 75, washed down with live music!
Examples of events include:
Bunch of Flowers Brunch – 22nd June
Green fingers are a-go-go with this chance to give your feminine side a flourish with the art of flower arranging. Impress partner with beautiful blooms with the added bonus of an afternoon of food, including French toast, smashed bananas & Elderflower yoghurt or Young’s IPA rarebit & slow roasted tomato and two classic Absolut brunch cocktails.
The Brook Green, W6 7PB, www.brookgreenhotel.co.uk
‘Craft Kitchen’ Events
As attention turns increasingly to the locality and traceability of our tipple, Young’s and Geronimo pub are launching a host of events under the moniker Craft Kitchen. This celebration of spirits introduces a host of unique and exciting brands – find your new favourite! From Half Hitch gin produced in Camden Lock to Sacred vodka distilled in Highgate, a series of events will explore the flavour and provenance of the local, artisanal spirits available at Young’s and Geronimo pubs, introducing new ways to drink and new garnishes to enjoy. Events range from ‘Gin and Cheese Pairing’, to the ‘Ultimate G&T Masterclass’ to ‘Vodka, Cheese and Skittles’ and the ‘History of Vodka’.
Examples of events include:
Black Cow Vodka, Cheese and Skittles Sampling Event
Prepare to be bowled over at this fun evening of vodka tasting and skittles. As the only vodka in the world made entirely from cow’s milk, it would only be fitting that the ball is a Black Cow cheese wheel! Get ready for an udder-ly different experience! Tickets £5
The Guard House, Woolwich (22nd June) and The Brewers Inn, Wandsworth (24th June)
City of London Gin and Cheese Pairing
Think gin and cheese is an odd pairing? Think again. This gin tasting event with a difference will see a selection of tasters from the City of London’s portfolio paired with a range of different cheeses, mapping a journey through the various aromas and botanical flavourings of each hand-crafted gin. Tickets £15-£25
Leman Street Tavern, Aldgate (23rd June)
Garnish Garden Project
As spring teases us with its up-and-down weather, our thoughts quickly turn to drinking summer cocktails in the sun. The Leather Bottle however, has had cocktails on the brain since the start of the year and with the help of Lottie Muir — aka The Cocktail Gardener — they have planted their very own cocktail garden; the ‘Garnish Garden’. The dedicated plot showcases a range of everyday garnishes alongside the more unusual and exotic.