This premium gin buffet is happy-hour heaven for G&T lovers

Joko Magalong-De Veyra

Posted at Feb 28 2018 04:07 PM

Some of the many gin brands at the Gilarmi Lounge. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra

MANILA -- Gin and happiness continue as the Gilarmi Lounge of Discovery Primea Makati adds even more choices to its gin buffet. 

Running from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, guests can enjoy unlimited gin in two ways. 

There’s the standard gin option (P450++) where you have popular gin choices like Bombay Sapphire, Tanquerey Gin and Tanquerey No. 10, Bulldog, JJ Whitley Elderflower and Nettle Gins, and Beefeater. 

But if you fancy yourself a gin aficionado, or someone who wants to explore the world of gin, then take the premium gin option for P800++. 

Start off with some Citadelle or Monkey 47, or go back to ole’ reliables like Hendricks and Botanist -- the choices are many. 

Guests have a choice of premium and standard gin. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra

There’s also Ungava No. 3, Gin Mare, Nordes, and Roku -- gins that are starting to get more of a following, and new potential favorites like Colombian Treasure Gin, Colombian Ortodoxy Gin, Liverpool, and Bols Geneve. 

The Gilarmi Lounge also upped the ante with interesting additions including African-inspired English-made gins like Whitley Neill and Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger, the multi-awarded Martin Miller’s Gin, the 300-year blend Marylebone, as well as gins from the lauded City of London Distillery (Old Tom and Sloe Gin). 

So splash a measure or two of your gin (or gins) of choice in a glass, then mix and match with the your chosen tonic and garnish, add some ice—drink and repeat. 

Enjoy gin the way you like it. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra

And indeed, whether you stick to the classics or search for a new favorite, the gin buffet at the Gilarmi Lounge remains one of the most fun and booziest ways to spend an evening in the heart of Makati.