Filipinos are people known to be people who loves to celebrate.
That’s why last June 7, Pinoys from all walks of life raise a toast to be part of the global celebration World Gin Day
As a brand patronized for more than nine generations, Ginebra San Miguel led the way by serving a feast in line with its 185th anniversary this year as One Ginebra Nation held at Seda Vertis North, Quezon City.
True to its One Ginebra Nation theme, the event featured food and special gin cocktails prepared with ingredients from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Chef Rolando Laudico created sumptuous dishes to pair perfectly with the gin concoctions of top mixologists.
Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, GSM Blue endorser, actress/singer Sue Ramirez and GSM Premium Gin ambassador, comedian/writer Alex Calleja prepared elevated Ginebra San Miguel drink mixes with the world-class mixologists.
Kalel Demetrio paid tribute to Luzon with his Beautiful With A Heart gin concoction, made with Kamias juice and Blue Sampaguita spritz. Enzo Lim created the Carabao Cocktail that highlighted the sweet Mangoes of Visayas. Mindanao’s Tablea and Durian was mixed beautifully in Icy Mariñas’ Shalalala.
While everyone enjoyed the free-flowing gin cocktails and delicious food, the highlight of the night was a musical spectacle chronicling the 185 years of Ginebra San Miguel. Directed by award-winning director Rommel Ramilo and starring Miss Saigon alumnus, Gerald Santos, the venue was transformed into a theater and the guests were treated to outstanding performances showcasing Ginebra San Miguel in the different periods of Philippine history. Adding excitement to the program, the brand endorsers surprised the crowd with their participation in the show.
One Ginebra Nation
Throughout this 185-year journey, Ginebra San Miguel has certainly been there in good and bad times, being one with the people.
“Ginebra San Miguel mirrors the resilience and the never-say-die spirit of the Filipinos. As the pioneering gin in the Philippines, we take pride in its legacy because the story of Ginebra San Miguel is the story of the Filipino people,” said Ron C. Molina, Ginebra San Miguel Marketing Manager.
The World Gin Day festivity was just the beginning of the One Ginebra Nation Tour. Gin lovers can look forward to promos and special Ginebra San Miguel packages in selected bars nationwide and by checking out www.oneginebranation.com. Moreover, be on the lookout for the One Ginebra Nation Truck touring the country with special treats.
For 185 Years, Ginebra San Miguel has been with the Filipino people no matter what. Today, across the nation, we toast as One Ginebra Nation.