These days, a bottle of Gin is a day to day object. Bigger or smaller, with clear or opaque glass, with bright colours or more conservative ones, with a cork or a screw cap, the choice of bottles is almost infinite, the producers making their mark through image created by the bottle that carries their Gin.
By the time this piece goes to “print”, we may already be out of date, but for now we can assure you that Bica Gin is the most recent on the market. The wave of new Portuguese Gins is unstoppable and the Alentejo is making itself known as the national nursery for Gin.
A full house at Gin Lovers Príncipe Real for the launch of yet another Portuguese star.
|Wespa Gin - Bottled G&T|
A Gin and Tonic that’s bottled and ready to drink isn’t exactly a novelty. For some time, Gin and Tonic brands have been working together to arrive at a ready made drink that can stand shoulder to shoulder with a G&T made fresh at the bar. The relatively recent product, Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade with Bloom Gin is just one example.
|Lisbon Bar Show 2017|
Yesterday, the fourth Lisbon Bar Show was officially presented in a ceremony that brought together the whole bar and drinks industry in the Corinthia Lisboa Hotel.
|Old Duff – Real Dutch Genever|
With Gin, as with fashion, evolution happens in cycles, from looking back in time to recreate, in a process where reinvention is more in evidence than pure invention.
|Mother’s Ruin - A Cabaret about Gin|
The beginning of the 18th Century marks one of the ugliest periods in the long history of Gin. Gin production was at its height and the drink was available to all, it cost little and it was believed to bear medicinal properties. Consumption spread uncontrolled with obvious damaging effects on London society at the time. In the specific case of mothers, abuse of Gin made rates of infant mortality and birth defect spike. Thus Gin became known as Mother’s Ruin.
|School of Gin|
There are schools, and there are schools. With classes only every two weeks and teaching all the secrets of Gin production, only in your dreams. Or in Ireland.
|Friday Chic Gin wins another medal|
Portuguese Gins are to be congratulated once again. Friday Chic Gin, produced in the Bairrada region by Caves Montanha, won the Gold Medal in the 19th International Tasting Contest ProdExpo, considered by many the biggest and highest regarded contest in Russian territory.
|Beefeater Crown Jewel|
Beefeater Crown Jewel was presented to a gathering of bartenders and friends, at Gin Lovers Principe Real.
GIN LOVERS PRÍNCIPE REAL
|Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon | phone: 213 471 341|
It's getting difficult to know how it all started. There are stories about it but memory starts to fail sometimes.
All of the partners have different views of that first night. One may say that the first Gin and Tonic drank just had three ice cubes and no botanicals. Other can say there was only London Dry with no tonic water. However, all the Gin Lovers partners have one thing in common: they all have their own first meeting, project, decision, discussion story since the foundation between 2012 and 2013.
Gin Lovers was born from Carlos Alves mind. He is a dreamer and a professional pharmaceutical. Carlos is a dedicated Gin follower and his professional trips made him know more about the Gin world in Europe. He wanted to share his passion and therefore created a Facebook page named Gin Lovers Portugal. Other lovers joined him soon after. Those Gin addicters gathered in a restaurant to taste some Gins and started to make promises for the near future. The first idea to become a project was the National Gin and Tonic day, celebrated every year in June since 2013. The first event that started as a Gin celebration in bars and restaurants throughout Portugal, made the news and put the six Gin Lovers in an increasing successful project. The National Gin and Tonic day in 2013 was the start of Gin Lovers as a company, with lifetime projects: Workshops and Gin Experiences in Lisbon and Porto, the first Gin Magazine in the World - Gin Lovers Magazine (now available in English), two books launched, two bars opened - now settled at Embaixada with the name Gin Lovers Príncipe Real (Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon). The former has the whole Gin Lovers story in itself.
Now, the Gin Lovers team has four names: Carlos Alves, José Lázaro, Miguel Veiga Miranda e Miguel Somsen. With the time flying, it is becoming harder to know where it is all going to end.
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Loja Gin Lovers Príncipe Real
Praça do Príncipe Real 26 - 1250-184 Lisboa
Embaixada Concept Store
De Domingo a Quarta das 12h às 00h
De Quinta a Sábado das 12h às 02h
Parqueamento gratuito (acesso pela Av. Liberdade / Pç da Alegria)
Telf: 924 038 218
Loja Gin Lovers - Restelo
Rua Mem Rodrigues 4 A - 1400-249 Lisboa
De Segunda a Sexta das 10h às 18h
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Ponto de Venda - El Corte Inglés
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31, 1069-413 Lisboa
Telf: 213 711 700
|Ana Morgado, Gin Lovers bartender, won the European Final of the Ysabel Reg...|
The task was by no means simple in the face of the competition, and even harder with some rocks in the road that appeared during the tests. Even the infusion machine decided to be uncooperative, but in the end, in a contest which prized the final drink and the creativity of its ingredients, it was Ana Morgado who made the best cocktail, adding a salty touch of enriched presunto and the complexity and smoke of black cardamom.
|Chef Miguel Castro e Silva wins a wine Oscar|
In this week of the Oscars, Gin Lovers Príncipe Real is proud to announce that chef of Less, Miguel Castro Silva, was the winner of a “Wine Oscar” at The Best of the Year 2016 Awards, organized by Revista de Vinhos (Wine Magazine).
|Menu Gin Lovers & Less|
See the news of the new cards from the Less Restaurant by Miguel Castro and Silva and the Gin Lovers Bar.
|Gin Lovers & Less - The dream come true|
We want a bar that is not just a bar, a restaurant that is not just a restaurant, a shop that is not just a shop. We want Gin Lovers Príncipe Real to be a venue that shapes itself to the day and the night and, more importantly, to the people who will make it happen... you. Our signature Gin Store Food & leaves a space for your imagination to fill. There will always be something to be completed by whatever you want to bring.
|Gin Lovers unite and take over|
Gin. The basis for my favorite cocktail. In fact, the Holy Grail of cocktails. The Martini.
|Casal Mistério - 10 new restaurants that we want to experience in 2016|
A new bar of Gins was already sufficient reason to enter to bulldoze ahead for our list of sites to visit in 2016. And then if this bar also has a restaurant of hot and cold snacks, made by chef Miguel Castro e Silva, then I am already open the door on the street. But there is more. And better yet, also fall under my financial diet, with the prices of all the dishes to vary between €6.5 and €11.
|NiT - The best new bars of 2015 in Lisbon and Oporto|
The gin continues in fashion, so we could not leave out in this list one of new bars that dedicated the menu to drink. We talk of the Gin Lovers Principe Real. Inaugurated at the end of October in the interior of the Embassy. The space works as bar, with several options of Gin, but also as a shop with books and sets for preparing the drink at home and still restaurant.
|Gentleman's Jounal - When Gin intersects with Gastronomy|
When joining the simplicity of a kitchen with a space, we find the restaurant that suits us! We find an example of this in Less in Gin Lovers, where dishes with "simple" we can chop, pass a good time and enjoy a generous menu of Gins. If the menu is generous in Gins, is very tasty in their tasting dishes; moreover everything is thought to the bureau is an exercise of sharing among the guests. We must highlight two dishes that left us crying for more; the tuna tartar and risotto with darts and a crispy bacon. For those who want something more substantial, are a hamburger of veal with duck liver and fries. The kitchen and restaurant of Gin Lovers Príncipe Real / Less by Miguel Castro Silva reflect the aim of growing Gin Lovers in running the quality of traditional product with Portuguese national best chefs, providing a level of excellence in the pairing of food and Gin.