Two incredible worlds are colliding in our fair city.

It feels like we spent a good portion of our time last year either documenting or drinking gin. Yes, the spirit that swept over Liverpool and left gin bars, gin gardens, gin journeys, gin afternoon teas and more in its wake. 2017 has felt like much more of the same and at our Spring Gin festival on April 29th and 30th, Liverpool will be getting its first taste of gin gelato on a bank holiday bonanza. Have you ever wondered if you can get drunk off ice cream? Now we can all find out together. Say hello to Madame Geneva’s Ginlato – summer just got interesting.

We can hear you now, screaming through your screens with excitement with the odd person asking “what makes gelato different from ice cream?” How does gelato get that soft, elastic texture and slow-to-melt milkiness compared to ice cream’s richer, creamier body? It comes down to three factors: fat, air, and serving temperature. There are much more complicated explanations but there are many more exciting things to focus on. Kings of all things creamy and cold, we’ve teamed up with Paolo & Denato’s Deli in Williamson Square for them to make us the special gelato. Madame Geneva’s Ginlato will launch with four flavours; mandarin and blood orange, forest fruits, just gin and lemon and lime. There will be a mix of gelato and deliciously soft sorbet and it will be served out of a vintage ice cream truck.

As mentioned before, Madame Geneva will launch at our Spring Gin festival on April 29th and 30th – a celebration of all things gin and juniper-goodness where it’ll be gin o’clock all weekend. We will once again be transforming The Great Baltic Warehouse into something special; this time it’s a gin lovers paradise and you’re all invited. Be prepared to sample gins from all over the world and some closer afield. There’s disco DJs, live jazz bands, cocktails, a craft beer corner and Liverpool’s premiere gin garden to soak up some rays (and gin). Saturday tickets have sold out (there will be a small amount on the door!) but we still have some Sunday left and the Monday is a bank holiday. And who knows, if you all like it, you could perhaps see it in Liverpool a lot more. Until then, we recommend grabbing your tickets here.