Gin is the spirit of the moment with a rising popularity in jazz nights happening at venues around the city and the huge success of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in theaters now. What better time than when gin-based cocktails are making a comeback in a huge way than to introduce Geranium London Dry Gin? Gin is hugely popular across the pond but many drinkers here in the states tend to gravitate toward vodka and rums. Henrik Hammer, a Danish gin expert and founder of Geranium Gin is hoping to change that with his craft spirit.
Produced and distilled in England, Geranium Gin was created by Henrik and his father in Denmark, and has gone on to be the highest-awarded gin in the world winning half a dozen worldwide competitions since 2010. As recently as two weeks ago, Geranium Gin won Gold at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America spirit tasting, so obviously this pair of Danes are onto something. To debut Geranium Gin in New York, on Thursday, May 16th, Henrik will be joined by Peter Altenburg, a fellow Dane and restaurateur (GILT and Butch & Hog in Copenhagen), at Manhattan’s only Danish restaurant, Aamanns-Copenhagen. Altenburg, who is known for his years of working with Nordic botanicals, berries, fruits, and means of processing, and mixing cocktails to perfection is an ideal and knowledgeable guest bartender for the event. Henrik, Peter, and the team at Aamanns-Copenhagen have compiled a selection of Nordic-inspired cocktails that will be available tableside and at the bar from 7pm until 10pm.
Interested in trying out Nordic cuisine for the first time (we sure are!) paired with a gin and tonic that won an award for literally being the best G&T at the Imbibe G&T Competition in 2010? Then this splashy cocktail party is a must!
To check out Aamanns-Copenhagen's menu of seasonal specials and smørrebrød, click here.
Aamanns-Copenhagen is located at 13 Laight Street in Tribeca