World Gin Day was the brainchild of British blogger and ginthusiast Neil Houston. What started as a regular gathering of gin-loving friends back in 2009 has grown into a worldwide celebration with another ginthusiast Emma Stokes, aka the Gin Monkey, continuing the tradition of celebrating the juniper-based spirit. Today, World Gin Day is celebrated in over 30 countries, reaching about 50 million people from around the world.

To celebrate World Gin Day, GSM Premium Gin partnered with EDSA Shangri-La , Manila Hotel to bring gin lovers together for a month-long celebration. World Gin Day PH 2017 kicked off last June 1 at the poolside of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

From left:EDSA Shangri-La, Manila Hotel’s Executive Assistant Manager for Food & Beverage Nicola Coccia, Tim Cone, Cecile Van Straten, Will Devaughn, event host Maggie Wilson, Greg Slaughter,GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina,GSMI President Bernard D. Marquez, and GSMI National Sales Manager Allan Mercado


Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Amit Oberoi

EDSA Shangri-La’s Executive chef Scott Brands created dishes to pair with GSM Premium Gin cocktails. GSM Premium Gin has been a Monde Gold Awardee since 2013. It’s currently exported to the U.S., Dubai, and Asia.

EDSA Shangri-La’s Executive chef Scott Brands
Juniper Berry & Gin Sorbet station
Guests were welcomed with classic gin and tonics



The Warm Lobster & Prawn Sesame Toast with Sweet Chili Sauce was paired with a Sweet Lemony Martini.
The Juniper Berry & Gin Sorbet with Assorted Fresh Berries was also paired with a Sweet Lemony Martini.

The GSM Premium Gin Cart is still available at the Poolside Bar of the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel for the month of June. There’s also a special Buy 1, Get 1 Free promo on GSM Premium Gin Handcrafted Cocktails every day from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

EDSA Shangri-La’s Executive chef Scott Brands serves his food pairing to Will Devaughn, and event host Maggie Wilson
Tim Cone tries the gin cocktails

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