This summer, Plymouth Gin has teamed up with Rivington Greenwich to create the Plymouth Gin Dock, a nautical themed outdoor terrace
From 1 July – 18 September, guests visiting the Plymouth Gin Dock can treat themselves to a series of specially created gin cocktails, inspired by the rich maritime heritage of Greenwich.
Between 4pm-7pm each day, the ‘Pennant Flag’ will be hoisted to signify the start of the Plymouth “Hour”, with Gin and Tonics for £5. The Pennant Flag was historically used by naval ships when in harbour to signal an invitation to others to gather and enjoy gin on their ship.
Plymouth Gin is a living legend in the archives of drinks history. The world’s first spirit to be called ‘dry gin’ when it was first developed in 1793, it is the only English gin to be granted a Protected Geographical Indication from the European Union. Loved both by the British Royal Navy and by famed explorers, Plymouth Gin sailed the seven seas and travelled from pole to pole, gaining notoriety at every port of call.
The Plymouth Gin family of unique artisan spirits has stood the test of time. Now Rivington Greenwich will be embracing this heritage by creating a series of neo-classic and daringly modern cocktails with this legendary spirit. They include:
- The Pennant – Plymouth, Plymouth sloe gin, Antica Formula, Apricot brandy, Lemon, Orange – £9
- Bitter Peach – Plymouth Navy, Plymouth Fruit Cup, Crème de Pêche, Koko Kanu, Grapefruit – £8.50
- Barbican Southside – Plymouth Navy, Plymouth Fruit Cup, Soda – £8
- Apple Smash – Plymouth Gin, Plymouth Fruit Cup, Apple, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint – £7.50
- Pink Gin – Plymouth Navy, Angostura bitters, Lemon twist – £9
- Harrison’s Martini – Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc, Plymouth Fruit Cup – £8.50
Jaiminee Patel, Bar Manager of Rivington Grill Greenwich has had great fun with her team creating this versatile drinks list with Plymouth for their Gin Dock on the terrace in the heart of Greenwich. “What you really want from a summer drink is something refreshing, surprising and delicious – and I think our list showcases all these qualities. It’s been exciting to work on this project with Plymouth Gin and we have until 18 September to enjoy it!”
Liam Murphy, brand manager Plymouth Gin comments: “Our hand-crafted, artisanal gin is distinctive for its extensive history and discovery path, with links to the British Royal Navy. With its own extensive maritime history, Rivington Greenwich was the perfect partner for the Plymouth Gin Dock, enabling us to offer a premium cocktail experience in the heart of Greenwich.”
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Bookings are subject to availability and can be made online at: www.rivingtongreenwich.co.uk/booking