Tonic for the Soul: Gin Festival to Soak Bangkok All Week

Gin Jubilee Festival in 2016 in Hong Kong. Photo: East Imperial / Facebook

BANGKOK — Martini traditionalists and quinine addicts in Bangkok will rejoice at a gin-fueled, five-day festival starting next week.

For the first time in the capital, the East Imperial Gin Jubilee is coming from Singapore to pour good spirits at more than a dozen bars around town.

Monday through Friday, expect all kinds 0f gin-spired activities from workshops on its proper mixing with tonic to sipping a unique, strong gin at swinging jazz events and food pairing nights.

The Gin Lane Street Party closes the fest on Feb. 4. It will take place from 6pm until late at Quaint Bangkok on Soi Sukhumvit 61. The free-entry closing party will offer a variety of gin and tonic drinks priced at 200 baht, with live music and graffiti art.

East Imperial is a tonic brand owned by New Zealand-based winemaker Glengarry Wines.

The full schedule is available onlineThe festival runs Monday through Friday.