Expect bespoke G&Ts, new smoking teapot cocktails plus five refreshing gin soft serve flavours at Chippendale’s Gin Lane.
Serving 150+ varieties of hand-selected gin, Gin Lane is Chippendale’s answer to the raft of speciality bars that have taken over Sydney. Located on Kensington Street, the intimate bar welcomes the 18th Century into the present day with an inventive drinks list and sleek ambiance. With radiant lighting and a timber interior, this 18th Century townhouse setting perfectly recreates the simplicity of olden day London. Although the dark navy painted townhouse is undoubtedly the centre point of Gin Lane, it’s hard to ignore the extensive drinking options.
This summer, the team is welcoming the warmer weather with a show-stopping new menu. And with the venue’s recent nomination as one of Australia’s best gin bars, there’s plenty of reason to get excited. Kick things off with one of Gin Lane’s new refreshing G&Ts, with three new mixes for punters to enjoy. Don’t miss their Summer Thyme G&T, mixed with a splash of Patient Wolf Summer Thyme, Citrus, Ruby Grapefruit and Juniper, served long over ice.
Expect to be impressed by Gin Lane’s two brand new cocktails, infused with the flavours of summer. The Smoked Apple delivers a tantilising mix of lavender spiked bourbon, elderflower syrup, pressed apple, served in a Nitro spiked apple with fresh fruit ($23). Plus, try the ‘Up’, featuring Tanqueray Savilla-pressed rose petal syrup, cold-pressed lemon oil, lemon aspen, green chartreuse, orange bitters and topped with Fever-Tree Meditteranean tonic ($38), designed to share.
To really cool off this season, get your hands on one of Gin Lane’s must-try soft serves. Try the Knickerbocker Glory with gin, tonic and lemon aspen soft serve, the Cider Apply Gin Fizz (with Tanqueray gin, Apple Thief cider, pressed citrus and lime) plus the Rosella Sling with Tanqueray Gin, pressed citrus, Rosella puree, mint, candied orange served in a cup or waffle cone ($9 for a cup or $12 for a cone).
After working all over the world, award-winning mixologist Grant Collins has brought his international appreciation of liquor to Sydney. Thanks to Collins and you can now have a worldwide tour of gin from the comfort of the Gin Lane bar. Collins has categorised the 75 strong gin selection by region to make the experience all the more international.
Gin Lane may be small but it is sparing no expense in creating a classically charming atmosphere. The bar will host live music and themed art installations, by the way of human statues. Serving the finest gin suited for London’s finest, Gin Lane signals the arrival unstated class in Chippendale.