Auckland’s gin and tonic lovers will welcome the East Imperial Gin Jubilee, running until early November. Through the jubilee, Auckland’s best-loved bars and restaurants will be sharing their favourite way to mix a G&T, giving customers the chance to vote for their favourite. At the finale, the highest voted bar and cocktail destination will receive a silver tankard, not to mention an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles.

“It’s always something special bringing East Imperial Gin Jubilee home to Auckland,” said Tony Burt, CEO and founder of East Imperial. “We’re a proud New Zealand brand, and we now have such a thriving gin scene here, and a depth of bartending talent to match any major city. The face we have an incredible 54 bars participating this year is a testament to that.”

A full list of participants and events can be found at the Gin Jubilee website.