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8th June 2021

National Gin Day

National Gin Day arrives on the 12th June! Derived from the Latin word, juniperus, meaning juniper, this popular distilled spirit is created from the botanical flavours of juniper, flowers and fruit.

There’s nothing better than sipping a cold G&T in the sun at the end of a long day, but gin is also enjoyed as a popular base for cocktails including the Gin Martini and more, which you can enjoy right here at Mailbox!

Take a look below for a round-up of some of the best spots at Mailbox where you can enjoy a glass of gin or two…

Bar Estilo

Not only is Bar Estilo your go-to for delicious Mediterranean cuisine, there’s also a fantastic range of gins on the menu. Enjoy speciality G&Ts for £7 each and selected cocktails for £6 on Monday – Friday, 12pm – 7pm. To book your table, please call 0121 643 3443.

Indico

Home to deliciously fragrant Punjabi cuisine, Indico has a curated selection of cocktails for £7 on the menu, including the refreshing Gin Wala. Simple but suave, the cocktail is a blend of Gin Cointreau, and vanilla syrup – perfected with fresh cucumber and lime. Book your table here.

Chez Mal

Chez Mal bar at Malmaison is a favourite for drinks in the city, so why not raise a goblet to gin day and choose from the refreshing flavours of its Maltonicals menu. Book your table here.

AC Lounge

AC Hotel offers a comfortable and stylish place to stay in the heart of the city. The hotel’s AC Lounge is also home to a fantastic bar with a selection of gins to choose from. Take a seat in the AC Lounge or enjoy alfresco drinks in the sun. Our pick include Whitley Neil Gins and Fever Tree tonics for £5.

Aluna

For showstopper cocktails and mixology magic, Aluna’s Glitterbomb is a must-try. Starting with a base of Martin Miller’s Gin, a splash of Liqueur de Violette is followed with fruity notes of Lemon, Strawberry and lemonade and finished with a sparkly twist! Book your table here.

Gas Street Social

Not only does Gas Street Social serve up some of the best brunch in the city, but it’s also home to a fantastic drinks menu such as The Unicorny. If you thought inflatable unicorns were for kids, you were wrong! This Instagrammable cocktail is pink, and glittery – but definitely one for the grown ups, with Beefeater gin, blue curacao, lemon sherbet and a sour cherry drizzle. Corny? Yes. Delicious? Also yes, and a must for gin-lover. Enjoy The Unicorny for £10.40, and for every sale, 25p will be donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Book your table here.