|The end of straws|
Two of the largest drinks companies in the world, Pernod Ricard and Diageo, have announced plans to lessen their environmental impact, with a special focus on drinking straws and cocktail sticks.
|Copperhead – The Gibson Edition|
The Gibson is a popular cocktail classic. It is almost the same as a Dry Martini, combining Gin with dry vermouth, but with a cocktail onion instead of lemon zest (or olive for the lovers of the Dirty version). Gibson is also the name of Marian Beke’s bar, in London.
|Gin, the most consumed spirit in England|
The Portuguese already took to Gin a good few years ago, even before its neighbour, Spain. Now it’s the turn for Gin to dethrone vodka and whisky and return to the top of the list of Britain’s favourite spirits.
|Beefeater 24 & Tea|
Desmond Payne is one of the most well recognised distillers in the world today. Even for those new to the Gin world, his is an obligatory name, consecrated in more than 50 years of distilling. For a long time connected to the Pernod Ricard universe, Desmond now has his name linked to Beefeater and Plymouth, but despite more than half a century of distilling, it was only in 2008 that he created his first Gin, Beefeater 24. Meanwhile, the history of the iconic London Gin began a good few years earlier.
It all began a few years ago, at the dinner table where 8 friends met in what would become a weekly ritual. To dinner, they added a new Gin to taste each week. The challenge of bringing something new week after week became harder and harder and almost reached the point at which it was impossible to surprise the group.
Ventozelo Premium Dry Gin is the most recent acquisition on our shelves. It is hard to talk about this Gin without first talking about the Quinta which gives it its name. In the heart of the Douro, in the district of São João da Pesqueira, Quinta de Ventozelo extends across the hills for an impressive 600 hectares. It is there that some of Portugal’s best ports and table wines originate. It is also where you can find incredibly rich flora, with a clear Mediterranean influence.
|Monkey Distiller’s Cut 2017|
The new edition of Monkey Distiller’s Cut has already arrived at our tasting table. Its official launch was yesterday and bottles should be arriving on supermarket shelves soon.
|Gin in numbers|
The numbers come to us from England, but they are paralleled here in Portugal. In the first half of the year Gin sales grew by more than single digits in quantity (12%), and in value (16%) which proves that the market trend to find higher quality, more expensive products continues. Half year retail sales exceeded 500 million pounds, something like 556 million euros.
|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.
|The Scottish Gin Awards|
There are ever more Gin competitions. In the footsteps of the wave of Gin expansion, we see the proliferation of contests dedicated entirely to Gin, and more attention on the older pre-existing contests.
GIN LOVERS PRÍNCIPE REAL
|Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon | phone: 924 038 218|
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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Gin Lovers Príncipe Real
Praça do Príncipe Real 26 - 1250-184 Lisboa
Embaixada Concept Store
De Domingo a Quarta das 12h às 00h
De Sexta 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
Telf: 213 010 212
Ponto de Venda - El Corte Inglés
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31, 1069-413 Lisboa
Telf: 213 711 700
|Menu Gin Lovers & Less|
See the new Menu from the Gin Lovers & Less - Bar & Restaurant
The Gin Lovers Bar highlighting to 52 brands of Gin, with representation from 17 countries. The proposals of our bartenders with the new signature cocktails and also the classics.
|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).
|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.