It’s Thursday, which is the new Friday, which is the old Saturday, which is… OK, what I’m trying to say is you’re probably going for drinks after work even though it’s not the weekend.
Conveniently, it’s also International Gin & Tonic Day, which is one of those where we don’t even care that much if it’s an artificial construct because it’s celebrating something we like anyway.
You’ve probably figured out that you’re about to read about G&Ts. Well, actually, you’re only partially right. And no, before you ask, it’s nothing to do with those G&T bread rolls we told you about recently.
If you’re in London, and if you’re going for after-work drinks, you’ll be able to get your hands on a free drink that’s got gin and tonic in it, but isn’t the one you know and love.
Across the capital, 10 different bars will be handing out free Milanese G&Ts.
That’s a regular gin and tonic, with the addition of Campari. You know, the red stuff in that Negroni you had when you went to Italy that one time and which went down far too easily for something that’s basically just alcohol.
It’s 25ml of gin and the same amount of Campari, to be specific, topped up with tonic water, a squeeze of lime and a lime wedge.
To get your freebie, go to one of the participating bars, order a gin and tonic and ask the bartender to “make mine a Milanese”.
If you’re one of the first 50 people to do so, your drink’s on the house.
You can get your freebie at any of the following bars:
Boma Bridge, Putney
Drink Shop & Do, King’s Cross
High Water, Stoke Newington
The Old Queens Head, Islington
Prince of Peckham, Peckham
Ten Bells, Spitalfields
Three Eight Four, Brixton