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Gin City Sin City

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A gin-infused true crime storytelling event at Frank Mac's

Gin City, Sin City is a 90 Minute Experience which includes: 

- Two Cocktails per person 

- Antipasto Boards 

“Gin-drinking is the worst form of drunkenness I know of ” said the head of the Hotels Union in 1914 “it is the biggest curse in all of Sydney just now.”

Join Sydney crime historian Max Burns-McRuvie for a specialty true crime and cocktails event that brings to life notorious stories of vice, murder and mayhem connected with the curse of cheap gin drinking that once plagued Sydney and London.

Kicking off with a specialty gin cocktail in hand, Frank Macs’ new event series will awaken the outrageous origins of this infamous spirit and reimagine the drunken Gin Craze of 18th century of London where daily drams of “Mother’s Ruin” created a chaotic crime-wave that colonial cities like Sydney would soon inherit.

Then, digging deep into the darker chapters of Sydney’s criminal history, your host will reveal a hidden trove of gin-related crime tales that once shocked our city and helped spawn a shadowy world of sly-grog stores and illicit spirit smugglers.

From fatal gin bottle bashings to gin & tonics spiked with cyanide, this experience will dig up the dirt on Sydney’s gin-soaked underworld and pay homage to just how far this sensational spirit has come.

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