Today, Jason Atherton and Group Bar Executive, Jamie Jones, have launched an English gin garden at British restaurant, Temple and Sons. Created in partnership with award-winning premium mixer company, Fever Tree, the terrace provides a verdant escape in the City, serving the finest gin and tonics, all customisable with herbs from the ‘Fever Tree Garnish Garden’. The gin garden is a first for Jason, who has never before offered any outdoor drinking and dining at his London restaurants.
Reminiscent of an English country garden, the Temple and Sons terrace has been transformed with the addition of grass, lemon trees and abundance of botanicals. The space features a trellis with shelves stacked with different varieties of herbs and fruits as part of the ‘Fever Tree Garnish Garden’. After selecting from an extensive and considered list of 50 British gins, guests will be guided to the garnish shelves to pick their own selection of garnishes to add a personalised touch to each drink.
The gin list, curated by Jamie, the newly crowned Diageo Reserve World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2017, champions British distilleries including Silent Pool, Sipsmith, Little Bird and The Botanist. Gins are grouped into five flavour profiles; classic, spiced, floral, savoury and citric, each paired to a Fever Tree tonic, and a recommended garnish selection that best enhances the taste of each drink. Each week, one ‘gin of the week’ will be championed by the bar team and offered as a reduced price.
Adding a fun and flavour-filled touch to the experience, the bar also offers the option of adding a POPS premium ice popsicle to the drinks. Kept at the ideal temperature to create a grown-up G&T slushy once added to the tipple, the fruity flavours have been paired to the gin flavour profiles, according to the recommended Fever Tree mixers, adding a touch of nostalgia.
The new gin garden menu will also be included in Temple and Sons’ Happy Hour, offering two tipples for one daily between 4pm and 7pm. Open throughout the summer months, the Temple and Sons gin garden is a welcome green space in the heart of the city for gin connoisseurs and novices alike to toast to the summer in style.