Emma Stokes, also known as Gin Monkey, has worked in bars in Leeds, Newcastle and London for over five years. She also has a degree in Pharmacology. After a brief stint in Geneva, working for the largest science experiment in the world (CERN), Emma returned to London, discovered many new bars but no way to search for them easily and so set up Gin Monkey, an impartial and independent online guide to good cocktails and the best bars.
Gin Monkey has since launched an app, London's Best Cocktail Bars, and a paper map guide. Emma co-founded the London Cocktail Society and runs World Gin Day, now celebrated globally. Emma also presents The Gin Lab sessions at City of London Distillery, is a Gin Distiller for Vestal Voyages and has a proper day job working for the Wellcome Trust.