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Yelp Joins The Juniper Society



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Gin, it's the spirit that brings people together and last night it brought 120 Yelp Elites together at Graphic Bar in Soho. By 7pm the crowds were gathering outside to get in for an exclusive Whitley Neill Gin tasting and cocktail making class.
 
Graphic Bar's fantastic team served up their infamous paint tin punch and Whitley Neill gin and tonics with Cape Gooseberrys to the thirsty yelpers on arrival. Out came the meat kebabs and homemade chunky chips, as well as other yummy nibbles. Before you knew it, it was time to start the activities…
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Egar Yelpers huddled around the experimentation table scattered with vases, whisks, cafetieres and much more. Sarah, bar manager at Graphic, introduced the basics of cocktail making, a White Lady was on the agenda, and then the teams were off. Shaking, mixing, tasting… It all happened as the teams tried to make the best cocktail.
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There were some seriously awesome creations coming from Tristan J's team with "Your Mum" tasting both 'sweet' and 'disgusting'. Erin H and co. were channeled their inner Tom Cruise a la Cocktail and there was a lot of ginger peeling, peach liqueur pouring, lemon squeezing coming from Mariah B's corner.
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Over on the other side of the bar Johnny the founder Whitley Neill Gin, education us on the infulences and history of the spirit. Yelpers got to stick their noses in an array of botanicals that make up this fabulous gin. That's not all, every guest went home with a miniature serving of Whitley Neill Gin to make their very own cocktails with everything they learned from the evening. (take out 'at home')

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A huge thank you goes out to Sarah and the outstanding team at Graphic Bar as well as Johnny at Whitley Neill. This cocktail experience Elite event was utterly entertaining and delicious. Want more? Check out all the photos, from the very talented Mr. Philip Sharp, read the reviews and catch up with all the gossip on Talk. You can also check out when the next Juniper Society at Graphic Bar is happening on Facebook.

Until next time…

SYOY

Lizzie G

Me
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