Where do we sign up?
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
If 2018 feels like it has whizzed by and you’re not quite sure what to make of it all, October has come along and is offering us some rather special treats for autumn.
So far this month, the gods have gifted us an amazing Harry Potter bar (complete with robes, interactive wands and your own Potions Master, natch), chocolate wine (courtesy of Aldi), and beauty advent calendars that are 100x better than chocolate.
And that’s not all – supermarket giants Lidl are now touring a gin pop-up bar, and tickets are free.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Guests can enjoy two free gin and mixer drinks in three gorgeous settings: the Botanical Garden, the Pink Gin Liqueur Lounge, and the Spirits in the Sky bar (featuring an actual starry night sky).
The event is inspired by Lidl’s Hortus Gin range, and the drinks on offer are likely to excite – there’ll be gins flavoured with raspberry, rhubarb and ginger, as well as rose and pomegranate.
Hortus’ dry gin will also be available, as will oriental spiced gin and citrus garden gin, so there’ll be lots to choose from when it comes to your two 25ml freebies.
The Lidl gin bar launches in London on October 26th at 19 Greek Street and will be there for two nights, before moving to Queen Street in Cardiff from November 2nd – 4th, and Castle Street in Edinburgh from November 9th – 10th.
Lidl will be releasing 700 tickets per night, so if you want to get involved you’ll have to be quick and register your interest here.
And if you’re still not convinced that gin is the drink for you?
Fear not, you won’t be excluded from the fun. There’ll be a range of alternative spirits for you to try as you chill out at the venue.