Happiness with Hendrick’s Gin!

Hendricks Bottle Shots (6)Hendrick’s Gin has for a long time been a favorite gin of many. The roots, flowers, seeds, and fruit used to make this herbaceous, floral, and refreshing gin are all chosen carefully and crafted in small batches. This allows more control of the spirit and a better quality production.

Hendricks for your summer is refreshing when combined with muddled cucumbers, watermelon, and blueberries. Any sweet fruit really, combined with this Rose and Cucumber infusion duet is going to make for one fantastic cocktail.

Juniper, elderflower, yarrow, orange peel, angelica root, caraway, coriander, chamomile, and the list goes on and on for ingredients combined to make this pretty yet structured gin.

“Hendrick’s is the marriage of two different spirits from two rare and unusual stills: the Bennet still and the Carter-Head still. By combining the two, we are able to create an extraordinarily smooth gin that has the required character and balance of subtle flavours.”- Hendrick’s Tale of Two Stills

Once the gin is done distilling, they infuse the Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and specifically picked Hendricks Bottle Shots (8)cucumbers! No other gin in the world does that, nor does it taste like Hendrick’s! 

It’s cocktail time: here are some great recipes provided by Hendricks, and one from myself!

Hendrick’s & Tonic: 

1.5 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

3-4 Parts Premium Tonic Water

3 Cucumber Wheels

*Combine ingredients in a long glass over ice. Garnish with cucumber wheels.

 

Hendrick’s Martini: HendricksMartini hires

5 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 Part Dry Vermouth

1 Cucumber Wheel

*Combine ingredients and stir in long glass until chilled. Strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber wheel.

 

Hendrick’s Cucumber Gimlet: 

1.5 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

.75 Parts Lime Juice

.75 Parts Simple Syrup

3 Cucumber Wheels

1 Cucumber Wheel as Garnish

* Combine ingredients into a mixing container and gently muddle. Add ice and shake until well combined and chilled. Garnish with fresh cucumber and serve in chilled martini glass.

Summer Gin Smash- by Sara Lehman IMG_5314

4 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 Part St. Germain

6-7 Blueberries

4 Chunks of Watermelon

3-4 Basil Leaves

2-3 Cucumber Wheels

* In a mixing glass, muddle the fruit, cucumbers, and basil leaves until nice and incorporated together. Add the spirits on top, add some ice, and shake until well chilled. Pour it all into a well chilled high ball glass, and add more ice if desired. Top with a rim of club soda for a bubblier summer sip!

 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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