Win a Party from Sipsmith | Hg2 COMPETITION

If you follow our blog regularly, you’ll know that, here at Hg2, we’re getting geared up for the Port Eliot Festival. In fact, we’re even hosting the after-hours party along with Sipsmith Independent Spirits. So we thought we’d share the joy, and that’s when we hatched a plan – a plan to bring Sipsmith’s delicious gin to your happy little fingertips so that you can host an after-hours party of your own.

Sipsmith Gin and Tonic

We’re giving away a 70cl bottle of Sipsmith gin and 2 bottles of Fentimans Rose Lemonade – the ingredients to make the Heavy Petal cocktail that will be served at the festival. The Heavy Petal is a great (summer) party cocktail and the prize is perfect for you and your friends.

Here’s how to enter. Simply answer the following question, either in the comments below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter @Hg2:

Name five people – living or dead – that you’d invite to your Sipsmith Heavy Petal cocktail party.

The best answer will be chosen for its originality and hedonistic spirit by a team of Hg2 and Sipsmith experts. Competition closes Friday 20 July at 5pm, so get your entries in quick!

Sipsmith Heavy Petal cocktail recipe

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Fill a highball glass with ice.
Add 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin and a slice of cucumber.
Top with a splash of Fentimans Rose Lemonade.
Pray for sunshine and enjoy!


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  1. Samara McRae

    The 5 people i would invite are-
    My loving Boyfriend
    Katy Perry
    Paul Walker
    Lee Evans

  2. Simone W

    My five guests (4 living, 1 not):
    Sean Connery (most gorgeous man ever and from Edinburgh, like me!)
    Michael Caine
    Professor Brian Cox (I’m a science geek!)
    Oscar Wilde
    Mark Webber (the F1 driver)

  3. meena

    jimi hendrix
    elizabeth taylor
    princess margaret
    tom jones
    alan carr

  4. Rex Jackson-Coombs

    The five invitee’s
    1. Errol Flynn
    2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Mae West
    4. Penelope Cruz
    5. Federico Fellini
    Now that ensemble mixed with well iced gin, flavoured with a hint, a hint mind you of roses… Stand well back and just watch the sparks fly…

  5. 1. Bruce Springsteen
    2. Paddy Gibney
    3. Janis Joplin
    4. Steve McQueen
    5. Ernest Hemingway

  6. I’d invite
    Russell Brand (for his charm and quick wit)
    Caitlin Moran (she’d appreciate the vodka the most)
    Nora Ephron (RIP, she’d have some amazing advice for us all)
    Oscar Wilde (for the acerbic one liners)
    JK Rowling (amazing role model, plus I’d ask her all about her new book)

  7. Rebecca

    1. Noel Coward
    2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Stephen Fry
    4.Princess Margaret
    5.Lord Glenconner

  8. Claire

    Don Draper
    Elton John
    F Scott Fitzgerald
    Mark Zuckerberg
    My Grandmother when she was in her 20s

  9. Jamie Oliver- Someone to cook us an amazing BBQ
    Michael McIntyre -someone to keep us laughing
    Dolly Parton- someone to keep us singing and laughing
    Fatboy slim- someone to keep us dancing into the night
    My husband- someone to love

  10. Patrick Carey

    Roger Waters
    David Gilmour
    Syd Barrett
    Richard Wright
    Nick Mason

  11. Scott Colfer

    1. Alan Clarke
    2. Judith Butler
    3. Jane Austen
    4. Neil Gaiman
    5. Hunter S Thompson

  12. Virginia Woolf
    Beau Brummell
    Nancy Mitford
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
    Grayson Perry

  13. James

    The Prince Regent
    Oscar Wilde
    Caitlin Moran
    Virginia Woolf
    Ernest Hemingway

    -then sit back and watch them rip each other to bits with wit and sarcasm.

  14. chris daw

    me dad
    his dad
    uncle brian
    our tim

  15. Moniqu Elgin

    Winston Churchill
    Georgette Heyer
    Henry VIII
    Coco Chanel
    My best friend

  16. Well it would have to be:
    Pour Dorothy Parker over ice,
    Mix in Oscar Wilde,
    Shake up with some Peter O’Toole,
    and Richard Harris,
    finally garnish with Humphrey Bogart
    and serve with a very dry wit

  17. Jo Kreicbergs

    Bette Davis, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Keith Richards

  18. The late Princess Diana
    Jo Brand
    William Shakespeare
    my dad (he’s in heaven too)
    William Tarmey (aka Jack Duckworth)


  19. Emma C

    My lovely chap
    Stephen Fry
    Kathy Burke
    Grayson Perry
    My dad

  20. Lucy Porter

    Lucy’s Hedonistic Gin Party!!!

    P. Diddy (best parties ever!)
    Lord Byron (an eccentric, possibly mad, but entertaining hedonist)
    Naomi Campbell (a lady of grandeur with an eye for glamour, wealth, fame..and attractive men)
    Catherine the Great (she hired people to test her lovers to make sure they were awesome enough!)
    Simon Le Bon (I don’t really need to explain this…)

  21. Jo Bryan

    My dad, he died when I was a baby and I’m told he loved a tipple and was the life and soul of a party, plus I would love to meet him. Oh god this sounds gushing already but it is who I would want.
    The late great hard drinking Irishman Richard Harris he had such wit until he keeled over, but what a tale to tell.
    Marilyn Monroe just to see her beauty and how guys loved her, plus I believe she was incredibly witty and clever and you need that at a party.
    Prince Phillip, have to have a politically incorrect but very funny character at any event if only to make you feel embarrassed and cringing on behalf of somebody else!
    Finally Audrey hepburn, in her Breakfast at tiffany days, just to see the pure beauty and hear her wisdoms such as “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
    So we could all hod each other up or on to each other depending on how much Sipsmith we imbibed!

  22. Tyler

    1 & 2) Both of my grandfathers, neither of which I knew
    3) Bon Scott
    4) Howlin’ Wolf
    5) Bruce Lee

  23. Roseanne

    Kaiser Chiefs. The band were fined crossing a border in Europe because they had too much booze on their tour bus. Should make a good party.

  24. Evie L

    I would invite
    1. my husband (or else I’d never hear the end of it)
    2. Russell Brand (because he’s hilarious though wouldn’t be able to take part in the gin! i.e. more for us.)
    3. Dorothy Parker (who WOULD appreciate the gin; & would undoubtedly sing its praises in quips & odes)
    4. Kenneth Williams (to keep us all exceedingly entertained and jolly), and
    5. Tom Waits. For musical accompaniment; obviously.

  25. Stephen Woodrow


  26. 1 & 2: Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords
    3. Beck
    4. Tina Fey
    5. Mary Berry (She might bring dessert)

  27. Daphne Mueller

    I would invite
    Winston Churchill
    The Queen
    Andy Murray
    Liz Taylor
    Leonardo Da Vinci

  28. Jeff Goldblum, for the eyes
    My Brother who died so young, for the soul
    The Dalai Lama, for the sense
    My best girlfriend, for the heart
    Barbara Streisand, for the voice

  29. Tricia Starkey

    James Martin – he’s so cuddley and he could give us a spread to remember
    Piers Morgan – he’s such fun at his interviews, he’d bring everyone together
    Elvis – for those come to bed eyes and his incredible music
    David Beckham – got to have some beefcake!!
    My Dad who sadly died some 17 years ago now. Such a gentle, loving person.

  30. Mark H.

    I love to laugh so here’s my 5

    Richard Prior, for laughs.
    Louis Armstrong, for his music
    Marilyn Monroe, for her beauty..
    Ronald Reagon, for secrets and laughs!
    Steven Spielberg, for his Hollywood look on life.

    How about that???



  32. Silvia

    Jane Austen, Louis Theroux, newly single Johnny Depp, Tom Jones, Liz Taylor

  33. After watching Casablanca for the very first time last night and hearing the line ‘of all the gin joints, in all the towns’….Humphrey Boghart and the some of the original Rat Pack… Sinatra,Davis jnr, and then to even it out with the Ladies, Bette Davis and Lauren Bacall – what a night that would make! Time machine please!

  34. Wow what a thing to dream about. It would be Erol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier and Vivienne Lee. They would have met or known most of the other people I would love to have cocktails with. All dramatic, charismatic, beautiful and enlightening just like Simpsons!

  35. sharon gooding

    My 5 people would be: My nan who was an amazing person who loved everyone, Freddie Mercury, Patricia Routledge, John Terry and Princess Diana. We’d never be stuck for a conversation all night.

  36. Emily Kratz

    My Grandfather as I never met him,
    Martin Luther King Jr
    Barack Obama
    Helen Clark
    Chris Rock

  37. Sarah Greene

    My top 5:

    1) Russell Brand
    2) Amber Rose
    3) Madonna
    4) Sting
    5) Dita Von Teese

  38. Sam spratt

    5 guests: Frank Sinatra,Hunter S Thompson,
    Sam and Fairfax(sipsmiths creators)
    Ken Block

  39. My guests would be… Stephen Fry (to keep up the clever banter), Madame Marie Curie (because I always wondered what it was like to be a female scientist a century ago), Salvadore Dali (to add some creative madness), Ian Hislop (because he is so funny and looks like a garden gnome when he laughs) and of course my OH, Richard, to enjoy this rather crazy party with me.

  40. Freddie Mercury
    Grace Jones
    Nicholas Bracegirdle (Chicane)
    Peter Cook
    Oliver Reed
    Wow! what a party that would be.

  41. Rafe Jeune

    I would invite:
    Tom Ford for his effortless sophistication
    Terrance Conran so I can quiz him on design
    Dolly Parton to charm one and all
    Touko Laaksonen because I am obsessed with Tom of Finland and want to know about his inspiration
    Derren Brown to keep us all entertained


    Anna Wintour
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Heston Blumenthal
    Oprah Winfrey

  43. Nick Fuller

    I’d choose:
    Mat Johnson (from The The)
    The Buddha
    Mick Jagger
    and (seriously now)
    My Mum and Dad…

  44. Stephanie Carlson

    Jim Henson
    George Burns and Gracie Allen
    Bill Bryson
    David Sedaris

  45. Chris Bane

    George Orwell
    Marie Antoinette
    Diana – Princess of Wales
    Alan Turing

  46. Chris Bane

    George Orwell
    Marie Antoinette
    Wallis Simpson
    Diana – Princess of Wales
    Alan Turing

  47. Gill

    Oscar Wilde,Elizabeth 1,Stephen Fry,Mother Theresa,Tony Hancock

  48. Ona Kvedaravicius

    Hello Hg2 and Sipsmith Experts!
    I (Ona Kvedaravicius) would invite:

    My Mum (she always threw the BEST parties when Dad went away!)
    My Dad (so that he could finally get to be at one of those ^ parties!)
    My Boyfriend (he’s just soooo cool and a b****y good dancer)
    Justin Timberlake (see above ^! ;) ahem)
    Marilyn Monroe (she would be all the ‘sparkle’ we’d need… Well, apart from some of your Gin and the Rose Lemonade of course!)

  49. Roger

    Richard Burton
    Jane Russell
    Elvis Presley
    Winston Churchill
    Stephen Fry

  50. Sam

    Steve McQueen
    Harry Craddock
    Ernest Hemmingway
    The Queen Mum
    Carl Barron (Aussie Comedian)

  51. Ollie Williams

    Winston Churchill (creator of the Gin only martini, he’d definitely appreciate Sipsmith)

    Rose Byrne (A rose among the hedonistic thorns, and namesake of the Fentimans Rose Lemonade)

    John Belucci (good singer, good comic, just good all round hedonist)

    Zara Dampney (member of the GB Woman’s Volley Ball team. She will certainly need a drink after all this Olympic hooha!)

    Boris Johnson (funny, appreciates Gin and thanks to his Boris Bikes, can get us home after!)

    Seated in that order, who knows what will happen!

  52. debra derby

    Kenny Everett, Leonard Rossiter, Che Guevara, Chris Evans and Helen Mirren

  53. Alex

    Sir Winston Churchill. In fact I’d invite him anywhere. Especially to a party where we could both raise our glasses with the toast ‘For Gin and Country!’

    Frank Sinatra. Perhaps the gin would inspire more great music. Don’t worry folks he really was a ‘good boy’…

    James Bond. Why has this man neglected to drink gin in his cocktails? It’s time to change that.

    Artist William Hogarth (although I wouldn’t let him have any for all the bad press he gave to gin….instead I’d invite him to watch how happy the other guests became with every sip…)


  54. Noel Coward,Ernest Hemingway,Winston Churchill,Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde

  55. Roger Stanley

    Michelangelo (who could paint my ceiling)
    Princess Diana (for her beauty)
    Michael Jackson (for his music)
    Mother Teresa (for her humanity)
    My new born baby (if some of the other guests wisdom rubs off on him – I will be a proud father)

  56. Barbara Polyanskaya

    David Bowie
    Angelina Jolie (sans Brad)
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Duchess of Cambridge
    Tom Ford

  57. Nick Elliott


  58. I would invite
    1.Meeta Gamre …my best friend
    2.Tom Cruise……for company
    3. Reena Desai
    4.Nilesh Kamath
    5.Jeanete Mc millaian

  59. Sarah Maclean

    Agatha Christie
    Georgette Heyer
    Beau Brummel
    Hugh Laurie
    Stephen Fry

  60. deborah nicholas

    I would invite
    1. Maya Angelou – inspiration
    2. Ghandi – peace
    3. Mother Theresa – humanity
    4. Oprah – Angel
    5. Ryan Reynolds – eye candy! ;)

  61. Lucy Taylor

    Lord Byron, Oliver Reed, Queen Boudicca, Alexander the Great and Queen Cleopatra. Let the party begin!

  62. Farhan Nathwani

    Claudia Cardinale
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Katherine Hepburn

    Why party with live people? I can catch a glimpse of them tomorrow…

  63. Renate Kriegler Edwards

    I’m having over:
    Charlie Chaplin
    David Walliams
    Spike Milligan
    and my Dad and my Hubby – because they’re not talking and we all need a drink and good laugh I say!

  64. Guy Cooper

    My 5 are.
    Waris Aluwhalia
    Simon Hammerstein
    King Charles
    Daphne Guiness
    Alexa Chung

  65. Guy Cooper

    Waris Ahluwahlia
    Simon Hammerstein
    King Charles
    Daphne Guiness
    Alexa Chung.

  66. Rafe Jeune

    Tom Ford
    Alexander McQueen
    Dolly Parton
    Xerxes King of Persia the King of Kings
    Tina Fey
    would make for a fascinating and insightful evening no doubt getting raunchier as the bottles emptied

  67. Laura Ketchum

    Eddie Sedgwick
    Coco Chanel
    Princess Diana
    Jack Daniel
    Lord George Byron

  68. fraze

    Prince Harry
    Mario Balotelli
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Boris Johnson
    Lindsay Lohan

    This is a party. Maybe one day, if the stars align… it might just happen.

  69. Alicia Loates

    Chairman Mao
    The entire Bobsleigh team from Cool Runnings
    Bruce Wayne
    Denzel Washington
    The Queen

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