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Gin is seeing a huge revival in recent years.
It is moving away from the image of little old ladies with their purple washes and knitting set beside a glass of G&T and towards a fresh new, youthful look, with innovative botanicals and flavours being experimented with.
There has been a rise in craft Gins as well as a new spirit instilled into some of the regulars, with brands like Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire embracing younger audiences.
Different variations of Gin are also experiencing a new lease of life, with vintage recipes for things like Old Tom Gin and Sloe Gin making an appearance in bars and supermarkets all over the UK.
One bar that is riding the Gin revival wave high is Graphic in London.
This is a bar that lives up to its name, by combining Gin and some of the most recent and best street art around.
With works from big name artist such as Jim Sharp, Ben Eine,Ben Allen and Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger.
So a night out in Graphic will have you saturated in culture as well as some of the finest and most rare Gins around. An interesting crowd is attracted by the combination of Gin and street art, with lots of after work patrons and Gin lovers from all over!
With a collection of 305 Gins (and counting!) from all around the world you will definitely find something to pique your interest, whether you are a Gin enthusiast or not.
The atmosphere is easy going yet lively, with staff who are all too happy to help.
If you’re not so well versed in your Gin selections and aren’t quite sure what to go for, then the bar staff are more than glad to make a recommendation.
In fact even if you are a Gin aficionado, asking the bar staff for a recommendation is never a bad thing, you may just find a new favourite!
Some of the most popular numbers are the paint cans, which are a wonderful embodiment of the bar’s highlights, Gin and paint.
But perhaps you’re not that interested in Gin, what does Graphic have for you? Well besides the fact that you should just become a fan of Gin because t’s great, Graphic also do a host of non-Gin based cocktails.
If you’re looking for something new then either a Paint tin Punch or Perfect Serve G&T will introduce you to flavours and Gin like you’ve never had them before.
Graphic will not leave you hungry either, with some of the best British tapas and small plates options around. They locally source their food and it is all prepared on site, to order.
The menu changes with the season, so you will definitely have an excuse to go back all year round!
Graphic gives you the chance to taste and see some wonderful sights, from its signature cocktails to the wonderful street arts that adorn its walls. You will be sure to leave Graphic a more enlightened person than you went in!