The first official Gin and Tonic Festival hit Cape Town on Saturday, 30 January 2016, and needless to say, the event was kind of a shambles! Logistically, the organizers simply couldn’t accommodate the crowds. Strange considering they had ticket sales fore-warning them of the numbers that were set to arrive. Some people didn’t even manage to get into the Gin and Tonic Festival. But I did! Check out my write-up for online food magazine HERE. Otherwise, enjoy browsing the images, all courtesy of Jarret Johnson.


Arriving at the Gin and Tonic Festival venue, Mason’s Press in Woodstock, Cape Town.



The outdoor area of the Gin and Tonic Festival, Cape Town



Barmen at the Hendricks Gin stand creating magic.



Casual, but trendy industrial seating area at the Gin and Tonic Festival, Cape Town. Love pallets.



Testing out the gin, tonic, and cold brew coffee vibe at Musgrave Gin’s stand. Pretty fresh!



Sweet treats from Gordon’s Gin. These things were light, fluffy, AND boozy.



One of the best decorated stands at the Gin and Tonic Festival had to be No.3 London Dry Gin’s.



So much attention to detail.



Jasmine green tea and elderflower gin and tonic cocktail from No.3 London Dry Gin, with elderflower macarons – Best cocktail of the day!


Time will tell whether the Gin and Tonic Festival will return to Cape Town. One thing’s for sure, Cape Town loves their gin, so any festival focused on this trending white spirit better be prepared for an onslaught of the masses.



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