Granary Square Brasserie’s botanic Physic Garden Terrace and House of Apothecary arrive in time for summer
Granary Square Brasserie is partnering with Fever-Tree to launch a terrace with a difference this summer. Bringing it back to botanicals, the Physic Garden will arrive just in time for the G&T season on Tuesday, 1 May, offering a series of bespoke gin cocktails in beautiful surroundings.
Taking inspiration from traditional physic gardens, the installation will conjure old-age practices of growing and blending herbs and plants for curative benefits. Granary Square Brasserie’s expert ‘apothecary’ team will apply a modern twist by celebrating the delicate botanicals within the gin, combining them with herbal garnishes and Fever-Tree mixers to create six innovative new Gin & Tonics, including:
Juniper & Lavender:
Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic water, Kew Gin shaken with lavender, cucumber and muddled lime, served at the table in a Boston shaker, garnished with lemon, rosemary, and lavender
Honey & Sage:
Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemon Tonic, Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin, Honeywater and muddled Sage, garnished with sage leaves and a Falls Farm honey dipper
Jasmine & Peppermint:
Fever-Tree pink Aromatic Tonic, Monkey 47 gin, Chartreuse wash, served in a ceramic beaker with peppermint mist sprayed at the table, garnished with Jasmine blossom and lemongrass
Fever-Tree and Granary Square Brasserie are also launching the House of Apothecary, a brand new series of curated gin blending dinners for those who want to try their hand at creating their very own gin.
Launching on Wednesday, 23 May in the restaurant’s private dining room, attendees to the House of Apothecary will learn about the fantastical and medicinal history of the humble gin & tonic and explore the many botanicals used in apothecary that we now use in gin. Alongside enjoying gin serves from the menu, guests will also blend their own gin to take home from a range of aromatic distillates in homage to the apothecaries of old. Also included in the £90 ticket price is a mouthwatering three-course dinner of classic dishes, such as seasonal risotto, indulgent shrimp and avocado burger and chicken Milanese.
Will Beatty, Bar Manager at Granary Square Brasserie, says, “Using the concept of a Physic Garden to create delicious gin serves is an exciting way to reintroduce the process of apothecary in mixology to a new audience. The installation we are launching with Fever-Tree has reimagined the Physic Garden for a modern audience and works to create a menu of botanical-inspired drinks that taste great and showcase their curative benefits. The whole experience, from the terrace to the Gin Blending Dinners, will give gin-lovers a fantastic experience this summer.”
James Mowbray-Pratt, Fever-Tree On-trade Account Manager says, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Granary Square Brasserie to launch the Physic Garden this summer. In the 1800’s London’s Physic gardens were called into action in an attempt to cultivate Chinchona seeds to keep our troops with a steady supply of quinine, the key ingredient in tonic. Many of the botanicals in gin too, including the juniper, was originally used for their medicinal benefits and planted in these gardens.
Together with the Granary Square Brasserie bar team we have crafted an exciting menu of G&T cocktails using our range of Fever-Tree tonic flavours that celebrate this often-forgotten history taking many of the drinks component ingredients directly from the garden installation itself.”
Granary Square Brasserie and Fever-Tree’s Physic Garden terrace installation is open to the public from Tuesday, 1 May. The House of Apothecary events will be available to book, with five sessions available from May to August.