World Gin Day Is June 11

World Gin Day is coming up tomorrow, June 11. And in fitting fashion to mark the occasion, Hendrick’s Gin is sharing some of its celebrated cocktail recipes.

Hendrick’s Gin, infused with the essence of rose, cucumber and no less than 11 botanicals from the four corners of the world is wonderfully refreshing. (And would you believe that Red Rose Day on June 12 and World Cucumber Day on June 14 are all within a few days of each other!)

The spirit category is experiencing a huge boom in popularity, at a value growth rate of +22 percent compared to rum (+14 percent), vodka (+12 percent) and whiskey (+19 percent) according to Nielsen data, solidifying itself as the premium sip for this summer.

Gin is versatile, aromatic and medicinal. The juniper berries, which gin is derived from have antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is great to aid digestion and is also a diuretic although it may make your lips pucker due to its bitterness. Still, in the right cocktail, it is cool, refreshing and classic.

Hendrick’s Martini

Hendrick’s Gin original is a symphony of 11 botanicals: chamomile, elderflower, juniper, lemon peel, orange peel, caraway, coriander, cubeb berries, angelica root, yarrow root and orris root, which are then infused with rose and cucumber. This whimsical concoction produces a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma. Hendrick’s Gin is created by marrying distillates from two types of still – a traditional copper pot still and a rarer Carter-Head style still. Combining the spirits from the different stills creates a singularly smooth gin that has both intriguing depth of flavor and a delicate floral aroma. Hendrick’s Gin is bottled at 44 percent ABV (SRP $34.99).

Here are some fabulous gin recipes from Hendrick’s Gin. 

Hendrick’s & Tonic 
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
3 parts Premium Tonic Water
3 rounds of Cucumber
Cucumber to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and serve.

Hendrick’s Martini 
2 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
½ part Dry Vermouth
Cucumber to Garnish
Method: Stir ingredients well with ice cubes in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

French 75

French 75
1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
½ part Simple Syrup
½ part Lemon Juice
Top with Champagne
Lemon Twist to Garnish
Method: Add Hendrick’s, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute. Top with champagne and garnish.

Hendrick’s Bramble

Bramble
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Lemon Juice
1 ½ part Blackberry Liqueur
2 bar spoons Simple Syrup
Lemon and Blackberry to Garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass over crushed ice. Churn, stack ice and drizzle blackberry liqueur. Garnish with a lemon wheel and blackberry.

Floradora
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Lime Juice
½ part Raspberry Syrup
Top with Ginger Beer
Raspberry to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly churn. Garnish with a skewered raspberry and serve.

Hendrick’s lemonade (Christy Hinko)

Cucumber Lemonade
1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
½ part Lemon Juice
½ part Simple Syrup
Top with Soda Water
3 rounds of Cucumber and 1 wheel of Lemon to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and 1 lemon wheel and serve.

Yuzu Unusual 
1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
½ parts Aperol
Top with Yuzu Soda
1 tiny pinch of sea salt
Cucumber & Lime wheels to garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with a cucumber & lime wheels and serve. *Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Erik Andersson

Peach Blossom
1 ½ Parts Hendrick’s Gin
¾ Part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ Part Creme De Peche
½ Part Honey Syrup
3 Slices of Ginger
Egg White (Optional)
Edible Flower to garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with Ice. If shaking with egg white, double shake. Then pour into a coupe and garnish with Edible Flowers & Thyme.

Unusual Frosé

Unusual Frosé
1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 ½ parts Simple Syrup
¾ parts Fresh Lime Juice
4 parts Rose Wine
5 Dashes Reagans Bitters
5 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Lime Zest & Cucumber slices to garnish
Method: Add all liquid ingredients to a blender with 2 cups of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into goblet. Garnish & enjoy. *Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Mattias Horseman

Hendrick’s has a marvelous collection of limited-releases from their Cabinet of Curiosities, plus a vast array of gin cocktails – classic cocktails, exceptional imbibes & peculiar punches. Visit www.hendricksgin.com to learn more about its offerings, including its limited edition gins (Neptuna and Luna) and to discover more delicious recipes. 

 

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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