Welcome to The Sipping Terrace

The First Tea & Dining Experience Paired with Sipsmith Gin Cocktails in North America










A collection of greenhouses tucked between lime and lemon trees hosts an enchanting new outdoor private dining experience at Ocean House. Serving afternoon tea and dinner, The Sipping Terrace features epicurean delights and Sipsmith gin cocktails for parties of up to four people, allowing for intimate socially distanced soirées with views of spectacular sunsets beyond Watch Hill’s coast.


The Experience

Afternoon tea commences at 3:00 p.m., offering a modern interpretation of traditional tea fare–a selection of savory sandwiches include truffled egg salad; smoked salmon and pickled red onion. Mediterranean vegetables and cured olive; and garden cucumber and radish. Sweet delights include scones, served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and preserves as well as assorted miniature pastries.

Dinner seating starts at 5:30 p.m. with a three-course upscale picnic menu, served family style, including whimsical garden crudité, compressed watermelon and fennel salad with goat cheese, and a flavorful main course served family-style including herb roasted chicken breast, seared Stonington scallops and summer grain salad, followed by a delightful orange thyme mousse cake for dessert.

The Sipping Terrace’s bespoke cocktail menu is designed to delight the senses with tipsy tea options and beautiful drink presentation. All drinks feature Sipsmith gin, one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “best gin brands to try right now.” Imaginative concoctions include “Hibiscus are Red,” comprised of gin, hibiscus syrup, flowers and soda. Another unique cocktail, “In the Weeds,” artfully combines gin with house-made tarragon tea, lemon, lime and yellow Chartreuse.

Open June 3 to October 10, 2021 


Afternoon Tea


•  3:00 & 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday


  • $260 for up to four (4) people (plus tax and service charge)
Afternoon Tea & Cocktail Menu



Reserve Afternoon Tea

Reservations are non-cancelable & non-refundable. 



Summer Supper


•  5:30 & 6:00, Thursday through Monday


  • $500 for up to four (4) people (plus tax and service charge)
Summer Supper & Cocktail Menu



Reserve Dinner

Reservations are non-cancelable & non-refundable. 


A portion of the proceeds from the Sipping Terrace will be donated to local charities through the Ocean House Fund for Charitable Giving, which was established to help local children and families in need.



Pioneers of the gin revival, Sipsmith is on a mission to bring back London Dry Gin to the city where it made its name. Sipsmith combines modern technology with traditional recipes and techniques of yesteryear. All Sipsmith spirits are made by hand and in small batches, driven by the belief that this is the only way to craft spirits of such high quality.

Sipsmith opened its distillery doors in 2009 and its London Dry Gin has since won over 30 international awards. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @sipsmith, #sipsmith. For all things sippable, please visit www.sipsmith.com.

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