Summer is sorted with these gin-soaked escapes...

Say bon voyage to boredom this summer with these sunny, gin-soaked jaunts to the continent and beyond.

Destination: Florence, Italy


It doesn’t get more romantic than a summer evening in Italy, and while fair weather drinkers may want to visit Florence for its art, incredible architecture and stunning food, true gin lovers know that only one thing matters: Florence is the birthplace of the beloved Negroni. 

While the bar where this quintessential gin cocktail was invented has closed, a vibrant bar scene and highly cultivated cocktail culture make Florence an ideal destination for gin lovers in search of a city break.


Where to Drink

La Terrazza Rooftop Bar, where white couches and stunning views make a perfect setting for aperitvo.

Destination: Cognac, France


This beautiful region of the UK’s closest continental companion may be named after brandy, but there’s a lot for gin lovers to discover in western France. First and foremost, on your list should be Château Montifaud, where the family behind July’s wonderful Gin of the Month has been making Cognac for generations.

Stop by to say hello to the family responsible for this wonderful gin – and have a measure or two, while you’re at it! 


Where to Drink

The Osmoz Gin Distillery, home of your July Gin of the Month.

Destination: Madrid, Spain


Madrid is the spiritual home of the Gintonic, those stunning G&Ts free-poured into balloon glasses and garnished gorgeously. And it’s also where Craft Gin Club co-founders Jon and John met! 

Follow in our co-founder’s footsteps by spending a long, lazy weekend in this metropolitan paradise. Enjoy delicious tapas at twilight, lounge in the city squares until late and then head out on the tiles, massive gin and tonic in hand. It’s the perfect weekend away!


Where to Drink

The Roof Bar, where Jon and John first bonded over Gintonics. 

Destination: Washington, DC


If you’re looking for a long-haul gin jaunt, one unlikely destination should make it onto your list: Washington, DC! 

While it may seem like a strange ginny destination, Washington, DC can claim to be the place where not one, but two classic gin cocktails were invented: the Gin Ricky and the Gin Daisy. And, after a day of soaking in beautiful sights like the Lincoln Memorial, the US Supreme Court and the Smithsonian Museums in the summer heat, you’ll be craving these refreshing gin cocktail like nothing else!


Where to Drink 

Columbia Room, a classic cocktail bar run by the leading light of DC’s gin scene.