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Gin Is In: Hendrick’s Throws Another Party Tonight; St. George Does Pairing Event at Spruce

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In case you haven’t heard, it’s all about gin. No really. It was already, and we’re sure that vodka is so far out that it’s probably destined to be in again soon, but while we’re talking about gin, here are two events gin lovers may want to know about:
Hendrick’s “Voyages Into the Unusual,” June 20 & 21: This is the second event that Hendrick’s has thrown in recent months with a quirky theme centering on “oddities” and “curiosities.” Tonight’s event is at the Swedish American Hall (2174 Market Street) from 7 to 10 p.m., and continues tomorrow too. More info here.

St. George Spirit-Pairing Dinner, June 25: St. George will be featuring their pretty awesome Botanivore and Terroir gins among another spirits being paired with food at an event Monday night at Spruce. It starts at 6:30 p.m., and there are more details, including the menu, below.

The cost is $110 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and you can reserve a seat at 415-931-5100. The preliminary menu is below.

Hors d’oeuvres
Spirit pairing: St. George Botanivore Gin
Cocktail: Grand Pendennis (St. George Botanivore Gin, house-macerated apricot brandy, lime, Peychaud’s Bitters, Dimmi foam, burnt bitters)

Zuckerman’s Farm Jumbo Asparagus / Sauce Gribiche / Speck
Spirit pairing: Aqua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie
Cocktail TBD

Poached Alaskan Halibut / Smoked Oyster Butter / Brassicas
Spirit pairing: St. George Terroir Gin
Cocktail: Deconstructed G&T; (St. George Terroir Gin, housemade tonic syrup, Fever Tree club soda)

Prime Rib-Eye / Kohlrabi / Young Onions
Spirit pairing: Breaking & Entering Bourbon
Cocktail: Little Italy (Breaking & Entering Bourbon, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Regan’s Orange Bitters)

Dark Chocolate Cake / Aqua Perfecta Raspberry Sabayon / Toasted Almonds
Spirit pairing: St. George Absinthe Verte
Cocktail TBD

Gin Is In: Hendrick’s Throws Another Party Tonight; St. George Does