Jim and Tonic
You should all know by now how much I love Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle! Offering a diverse range of street food as well as cookery classes and a cinema, it has something for everyone!
But what goes well with street food? Gin & Tonic of course! Ideally situated by the entrance to the market are the lovely and passionate Jim and Tonic team. ‘Clella’ is Jim and Tonic’s copper still which produces some wonderful gins behind the bar at Mercato Metropolitano. A combination of homemade gins and carefully selected premium craft gins makes up a fantastic menu.
The G&T’s are served in large gin balloons (just how I like them!) and are reasonably priced at £7.50. To add variety, they mix it up with a weekly special. The Ruby with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic, raspberries and fresh basil was one of the most popular on the menu. It is one of the sweeter G&T’s and I loved the addition of raspberries. Clarke with Sloe Gin, Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade, blackberries and lemon was also fruity and sweet. Sloe Gin is becoming more popular with the East London Girls!
We then moved on to Penelope, another favourite on the menu. Served with Pinkster Gin, Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, raspberries and fresh mint, it was similar to the Ruby but less sweet. Lastly, we tried Bobby with Bobby’s Gin, cucumber tonic, lime and cucumber, which was light and refreshing.
Hire Jim and Tonic!
Jim and Tonic can be found every day at Mercato Metropolitano serving up their delightful creations. You can also find them at festivals / events in and around London in their mobile gin bar!
East London Girl: Jim and Tonic
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