The excuse for a weekend drink just got that much harder to resist, as we’ve just found out Saturday 12 June is World Gin Day. Dip your toe in the world of gin and try different flavours from apple and grapefruit to cinnamon and fig, all mixed into refreshing cocktails.

Tipsy Bull

It wouldn’t be a gin list without Canberra’s gin masters, Tipsy Bull. With over 230 gin varieties, the staff will help you find the perfect gin to suit your taste preferences, all paired perfectly with the right tonic and little bits and pieces to pop in the glass for extra flavour.

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Pairing spicy Thai food with refreshing cocktails to bite the heat, there is no better food and drink combination than at Zaab. With so many likely to take your interest, you won’t be able to stop at just one. From their signature list the ‘Eastside Duo’ with gin, elderflower, mint, basil, lemon, peach and passionfruit is a must! And from the light and easy selection try the Jasmine Tonic with gin, elderflower, house-made jasmine tonic, strawberry, lychee, cucumber and lime.


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Joe’s Bar

Try one or try them all from Joe’s Bar G&T selection. Pouring Aussie gins (including Canberra) as well as Italian, English and more, sip on Dasher & Fisher Ocean Gin with radish and thyme or try Malfy Rosa Gin with ruby grapefruit and rosemary.


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Sit back with a refreshing G&T from Parlour. Maybe the Bookie’s Slow Gin with plum, rose, watermelon and lime or the Big River Fig Gin Liqueur with figs, spice, honey and grapefruit might tempt you.


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While shaking up a wide selection of yummy drinks, you can’t go wrong with a gin cocktail from QT. Sit back at the bar and try Bulldog Gin and cardamom infused St Germain with aloe vera, lime, kiwi and cucumber, or Brookie’s Slow Gin and Wild turkey American Honey with coconut, apple and falernum.


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Monster Kitchen and Bar

A Carefully crafted cocktail in Monster’s lounge might just be the perfect end to your week that you were looking for. Try the ‘Rose Petal’ with Rose Petal 18 House Vodka and gin blend with lychee, fresh lemon, bitters and house made rose syrup, or ‘Queen of Hearts’ made with 19 House-infused Strawberry Gin and Fair Goji Liqueur with raspberry, mint, yuzu, bitters and egg white.


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It might be time for another famous Sunday sesh at Hopscotch. For gin they have a G&T with 24th Street G&T Beefeater 24 and Fevertree elderflower with an orange twist or the classic Charlie Chaplin made with Plymouth Sloe Gin, Marie Brizard Apry Liqueur with lime juice.


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