Gin Party 101: A Step-By-Step Guide to Hosting Your Own

Gin Party 101: A Step-By-Step Guide to Hosting Your Own

Gin has become a popular drink in recent years, with many different brands and flavours available. Hosting a gin party is a great way to experience the different varieties of gin with friends. Here is a guide to help you host your own party.

Choosing the Gin 

When choosing gin for your party, it is important to consider the different flavours and brands available. You can have a selection of gins or focus on a particular brand or flavour. Some popular brands in the UK include Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, and Hendrick’s.

To create a unique experience, consider choosing gins from local distilleries or small-batch producers. This way, your guests can try something new and support small businesses.

Mixers and Garnishes

Gin is often served with tonic water, but there are many other mixers that can be used. Consider having a selection of different tonics, such as elderflower tonic or Mediterranean tonic. Other mixers that can be used include soda water, ginger ale, and lemonade.

When it comes to garnishes, the possibilities are endless. Common garnishes include citrus fruits like lime and lemon, as well as herbs like rosemary and basil. You can also use fruits like strawberries and raspberries or spices like cinnamon and cardamom.

Mobile Gin Bar

If you want to take your gin party to the next level, consider hiring a mobile gin bar. It is a great way to provide your guests with a unique experience and a selection of different gins.

A mobile gin bar will typically come with a bartender who can serve a variety of different cocktails. They will also have a selection of different gins and mixers, as well as garnishes to create the perfect drink.

When selecting a mobile gin bar, always think about the number of guests and the area you have available. Some mobile gin bars are big and need ample space, while others are smaller and can be accommodated in a smaller area.

Decorations and Atmosphere

Creating the right atmosphere is important when hosting a gin party. Consider decorating your space with items that reflect the theme of the party. This could include bottles, glasses, and botanicals like juniper berries and lavender.

To create a relaxed atmosphere, consider playing some jazz or lounge music in the background. You can also consider creating a cocktail menu that lists the different gins and mixers available, as well as the cocktails that can be made with them.

Food Pairings

Pairing food with gin is a great way to enhance the flavours of the drink. Consider serving snacks that complement the different gins and mixers available. This could include cheeses, charcuterie, and olives.

You can also consider serving small plates or tapas that are designed to be paired with gin. Some examples of food pairings include smoked salmon, grilled prawns, and cured meats.


Hosting a gin party is a great way to experience the different flavours and brands of gin with friends. By choosing the right gin, mixers, and garnishes, you can create a unique experience that your guests will remember. Consider hiring a mobile gin bar to take your party to the next level, and don’t forget to create the right atmosphere with decorations and music. Finally, pair your gin with the right food to enhance the flavours and create a truly incredible experience.

Are you ready to take your gin party to the next level? Look no further than Jim and Tonic! With three cocktail bars in London and a direct-to-consumer shop, you can experience the best in artisanal gin. Want to impress your guests? Hire a mobile gin bar from us for a truly memorable experience.

Want to get your hands on a piece of Jim?

Award-winning London brand.
Sustainability at our core.
Fast delivery.
5-star reviews.

Shop Now

Absolutely outstanding. By far the most amazing gin I've ever tasted!

Mediterranean Gin

As a Tanqueray man, all I can say is, your gin is the finest drop I've tasted, ever.

Grapefruit Gin

This gin is bloody delicious. Best pink gin I've ever had, and I've had a few!

Rhubarb Gin

The only problem is, we liked it so much we had to order a replacement as we finished it already!

London Dry Gin