Inspired by an English garden reimagined into an urban setting, Bombay Sapphire and Ponsonby Central bring you Sapphire Nights.
The partnership will transform the entrances and laneway of Ponsonby Central into a spring gin garden. Throughout the whole month of September enjoy the warmer weather in our wonderlane, embellished with whimsical touches that take your imagination beyond the city walls. During the day the garden comes to life with its abundance of greenery and cages of colour, an idyllic place to come and take it in, stop for a bite or enjoy one of the many gin refreshments on offer. As the sun goes down, the lights come on…revealing the full Sapphire Nights experience.
Supported by the eateries, restaurants and bars of Ponsonby Central, each venue will offer a limited-edition gin inspired cocktail to match their signature flavour. Think Asian Street food paired with a refreshing pineapple, lime and coriander cocktail, your Turkish dish with Blackberry and Raspberry infused Bombay Bramble, Mediterranean tonic and pomegranate, or experience Argentinian BBQ with Bombay Sapphire, blood orange and bitters.
From the bold flavours of The Blue Breeze Inn, the specialty cocktails on offer at Bedford Soda & Liquor, or Foxtrot Parlours take on a bloody Mary with your brunch, there is something for everyone.
Sapphire Nights is a non-ticketed free event that will run from 1st – 30th September.