Gin is having a moment right now. Wine bars are becoming gin bars, distilleries are sprouting up across Australia and every bolthole across Brisbane is in arms race to see who can stock the widest array of juniper.
Now the malls are getting in on the action. Next month Indooroopilly Shopping Centre will host G&Tea – a pop-up gin bar – under its fancy chandelier on level two. A range of gin cocktails will flow freely for three hours, accompanied by sweets and live entertainment.
There’s one catch, though: the only way into this soiree is to shop at the centre between now and March 7. Every transaction at a participating retailer gives you one chance to win tickets to G&Tea. So the more you shop, the greater the odds you’ll make the party. Genius.
There are other sweeteners up for grabs, too, including thousands of dollars worth of prizes, a wardrobe makeover from stylist Cate Massi, and mixologist masterclasses with Bombay Sapphire.
The G&Tea pop-up takes place March 17. Find a list of participating retailers here.