Getting ready for the biggest day of the year

Y​es, it's World Gin Day

Tomorrow is World Gin Day: I have it edged in gold on my calendar. In the interest of being match fit for the biggest day of the year, I have roped in James May to join me this evening to limber up, and you are invited to come too.

We shall be sampling gins, talking about gin with expert Emma Stokes – aka ‘The Gin Monkey’ and the chief of World Gin Day – and I have volunteered to make a fashionable gin Frosé cocktail – the ones you keep hearing fashionable people talk about.

Slight glitch in the plan: making it involves a blender, which I don’t have. James kindly sent one over. Less kindly, he has completely dismantled it, so I shall be attempting to rebuild it, while sampling and being taught how to properly appreciate a selection of gins. I see no reason for error, but you might want to make sure you’re there just in case something goes wrong.

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So join us at 6pm BST tonight for gin, chat, expertise, gin, drunken blender building and gin. We’ll be responding to comments so you could always break open a bottle yourself and join in properly.

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