This Thursday in London @UCL

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN.

December 1st 6-9pm [map] @ UCL Petrie Museum Of Egyptian Archaeology.

FREE late night event in central London. Come find your inner explorer!

Join us at the Petrie for an evening of adventure with talks and discussions on what it’s like to be an adventurer both in the past and now – with themed cocktails (by US!...see our menu below) live music and an adventurous soundtrack. 

A free event, but you must book in advance: please go to -www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie/whats-on

 

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TGC MENU:

Orgeat Traveller Collins

Light Rum OR Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, TGC ‘Orgeat’ Syrup, Cointreau Triple-Sec Liqueur w/soda top.

Thyme Bramble

London Dry Gin, Creme De Mure Blackberry Liqueur, Lemon + Thyme Garnish.

+ soft drink variations.

 

Orgeat is a full of fascinating flavours...

The word originates from the Latin “Hordeaceus”, which means to be made with Barley, but it has become a widely popular cocktail ingredient, most heavily developed by the French, who used almonds rather than the original barley-almond blend for the base - this generates for a much nuttier oil packed with sweetness and with floral fragrance coming from the rose water infusion. 

As well as in France, over the years there have been many variations of this syrup travelled and picked up on across the world with each country having its own unique spin and best way to sip! 

It is a very popular ingredient in Cyprus, Italy, Libya, Suriname & Tunisia. 

A key part to the now classic summer cocktail the  ‘Mai Tai’, here is our London variation, paying tribute to these flavours being so well travelled, explored and interpreted. 

Our TGC Orgeat adds orange peel, to provide balanced citrus notes and tie in the inclusion of the cointreau liqueur.

The Spirit Show: LDN 2016 w/Barr Hill Gin

Check out our latest listing on the Events page, where we are proudly collaborating with Caledonia Spirits, serving up their goods from the bike at this year's Spirit Show in London N1.

Their distillery, on the banks of the Lamoille River in the Northeast Kingdom, is rooted in the agriculture of Vermont, USA. The team behind Caledonia's bottles are rich in distilling history (inc. Mead & Whisky) a strong foundation for moving into cleaner spirits (they make a top notch vodka too).

 

But we like to concentrate on the gin!

Made with Juniper AND Raw Honey. The sweetness means it places itself slightly more on the side of an Old Tom than a London Dry.

Perfect as the primary fix in your next Martini, Martinez or Tom Collins.

In the coming days we'll be sharing our bespoke cocktail, designed especially for the coming together on December 9th.

 

**Finally, a reminder that if you're booking tickets to the Spirit Show, the TGC bike will be there for Session #1 only. Dec 9th 12-4pm. Thanks**

 

 

Wedding in Windsor

Another look back here at a great summer afternoon service - at the unique setting of Eton College gardens.

We kept our menu nicely classic. With our 2 house G&T serves plus a Mojito with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur drizzled through to finish.

These guys hitting the soft drinks hard! 

Big congratulations to Bethan & Seb and thank you for sharing these images with us of your special day [photos by RS Brown Photography]

Summer Wedding in the Surrey Hills

It's been an action packed summer again with the TGC! 

A generous amount of sunshine has allowed us to pitch up outdoors at a variety of locations across the country in recent months.

A big thank you & congrats to Ghenet & Phillip Randall for sharing these snaps from their afternoon cocktails [RUM VENETIAN CUP | CLASSIC BRAMBLE | ELDERFLOWER GIN MOJITOS] at Taylor's Farm in the picturesque setting of the Surrey Hills.

Nice spirit selection on the go here: inc. Mason Yorkshire Gin + 4yr Extra Dry Flor De Cana rum

Photos by Joseph Galvin

Woodland Gin + Tonic

Around the launch of our original cinchona bark Tonic, we visited the West Country to speak with @JackABevan@MidgleyGreen for a taste testing at the Ethicurean Restaurant, Wrington.  http://www.theethicurean.com/

Jack & Sheamus designed the perfect serve, with inspiration from the beauty of their Somerset Walled Garden and the surrounding lands, to combine with the mellow bitterness from our Tonic. 

A TGC & Ethicurean collab: The Woodland G&T

50ml Pine Infused Gin

10ml Woodland Bitters

TGC x Ebeltoft Tonic Water

Scots Pine + Rowan Berry Garnish

 

 

April 2015: a trip to America.

We can't believe it's been a whole year since our gin and tonic cycling adventure with Beefeater in New York City.

Here's a look back at our favourite images travelling across Manhattan + Brooklyn. 

Please note, both hands were safely riding our Pashley bikes at all times!

Spring Spotify Sounds

Over the last few years, we've teamed up with London's SUMS Film & Media to provide monthly soundtracks across all genres. Here is our brand new instalment, just in time for Spring.

Plenty of past playlists can be found linked below or check out our listings @travellingginco over on the Spotify app.

2016 #4  |  2016 #3  |  2016 #2

1215SUMS  |  1115SUMS  |  1015SUMS  |  0915SUMS  |  0815SUMS  |  0715SUMS  |  0615SUMS  |  0515SUMS  |  0415SUMS  |  0315SUMS  |  0215SUMS  | 

@BrixtonEast1871

You can find one of London's top venues at an old converted furniture shop just off of Coldharbour Lane SW9.

Spread over two floors, Brixton East is the ideal party venue & for us, the TGC, it's perfect to bring our bikes for cocktails in summer by the opening front doors and/or much more options upstairs (there is a bar station we can operate, for wider menu choices into the night).

Here are a few snaps from Carla & Cristobal's wedding day last year...with plenty of good Pisco on the go!

Open Views at the Asylum

One of our favourite setups with the cocktail bikes is for London weddings and where better than the stunning Asylum Chapel in Peckham SE15.

We are proud partners with the south London venue and can provide a wide choice of post-ceremony cocktails & drinks to meet the wishes of your special day.

So, if you're getting wed and looking for the perfect spot, swing by at any of the following Open View occasions. The Asylum team will be on hand to talk you through your options as will us, the TGC, for a preview of the bicycle bar (and a complimentary G+T!)

Monday 29th February: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday 14th March: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday 17th April: 12pm - 3pm

For all you need to know about our drinks catering, please visit our designated Weddings page. Or feel free to drop us an email at info@thetravellingginco.com

What Will We Be Drinking in 2016?

Distributors of the most weird & wonderful drinks on the planet Master Of Malt are nicely re-stocked today with cases of our TGC x Ebeltoft Tonic Water .

https://www.masterofmalt.com/mixers/the-travelling-gin-company/ebeltoft-farm-brewery-and-the-travelling-gin-co-tonic-water-20-x-25cl-mixers/?srh=1

Delivery available to the majority of the world and guaranteed next day to those in the UK.

Speaking of our tasty tonic, it featured in The Independent's recent article 'What Will We Be Drinking 2016?'.  A look at the year ahead, selecting top choices for the more adventurous drinkers.

The amount of high quality mixers has grown dramatically in recent months to coincide with the new spirits boom. Our Danish produced Tonic with Ebeltoft Farm Brewery provides a completely different G&T experience with Jamaica Pepper, Lemongrass, plenty of citrus juice (lemon, lime AND orange), plus a hint of organic cane sugar, to allow for a much drier finish.

citrustonic
pedertorsten

 

A nice shout out to our friends at The Ethicurean too, on their outstanding Somerset made Vermouth The Collector.

collector1
collector2

Our bicycle baskets will have plenty of new products available at upcoming events.

It's shaping up to be an exciting 2016. 

2016.

Welcome.

This is our brand new TGC blog site, hosted by squarespace. 

Throughout the coming months we'll be hosting plenty of new drinks, bikes & travel content that we want to share with you all.

Our menus are going to go in to extra gear during this year, so stay tuned.

For our old tumblr blog, all history can still be found at thetravellingginco.tumblr.com

In the meantime, should you by any chance have any sloe gin leftover from Christmas, why not enjoy it in a sloe negroni.

sloenegroni

Cheers & wishing you all very belated happy new year!