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Cheers to Gin! Celebrating the Spirit’s Special Day

Photo Caption: Mixologist Lushasha posing for a photo at a past Gilbeys Event

by Bruno Aero

Today , it has evolved into a cultural movement cherished by gin lovers worldwide. The juniper-infused spirit has captured hearts and minds, transitioning from a mere cocktail ingredient to a cultural icon that inspires creativity and innovation in the world of mixology.

Gilbeys: A Favorite Spirit for Gin Lovers

Since 1857, Gilbeys has significantly transformed how Kenyans enjoy gin, becoming a favorite among gin enthusiasts. Its unique blend of botanicals and smooth finish makes it an ideal choice for crafting perfect gin cocktails that cater to various flavor profiles.

“Gilbeys continues to pioneer innovative consumption moments and define the art of mixology, transforming the cocktail scene and shaping the way our customers sip, savor, and celebrate gin cocktails,” says Zipporah Ndung’u, Gilbeys Brand Manager.

“As we raise our glasses to toast to World Gin Day, I urge our consumers to celebrate not only the spirit itself but also the rich history and creativity that surrounds one of the most iconic gins in the world.”

Renowned Kenyan mixologist Lushasha notes that the classic Gin and Tonic is a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed on any occasion, even at home.

“Gin is one of the most versatile brands and easy to make cocktails with because of the botanicals used. It’s easy to play with and mix with any mixers.

As we celebrate this iconic day, it’s a great time for gin enthusiasts to try out classic cocktails such as Gin and Tonic, Negroni, and Gin Fizz—perfect cocktails that you can never go wrong with,” says Lushasha.

Gin’s popularity transcends borders, with its influence reaching every corner of the globe. From the classic London Dry to the exotic botanical blends of craft distilleries, gin has become a symbol of sophistication and versatility.

Here’s to gin, a timeless classic with endless possibilities. Cheers!

Gilbeys Cocktail Recipes to Try Out:

Gin Fizz

  • 60ml Gilbey’s Special Dry Gin
  • 30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 30ml simple syrup
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • Club soda, to top up


  • 30ml Gilbey’s Special Dry Gin
  • 30ml Campari
  • 30ml vermouth

Gilbey’s Special Dry Gin and Tonic

  • 60ml Gilbey’s Special Dry Gin
  • 120-180ml tonic water
  • 1 wedge of lime
  • Ice cubes

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