World Cucumber Day is the one day of the year when the noble cucumber receives the attention it deserves. Every June 14th, for that is when it falls, HENDRICK'S GIN celebrates this remarkable fruit or vegetable .
Why is Hendrick’s Gin best served with cucumber? Our gin is infused with cucumber & rose. The addition of a slice or two of cucumber unfurls the full majesty of these glacially elegant flavors and releases the full poetry of our utterly balanced gin.
HOW TO CELEBRATE WORLD CUCUMBER DAY?
Aperitivo time – “The All-Important Garnish”
16:00h Make yourself a Hendricks & Tonic with a Cucumber Slice or Two
18:00h An exquisite sonata of elderflowers with the supernatural zip of soda set against the magic of the cucumber. A Spritz of unequivocal zest.
- 50ml Hendricks Midsummer Solstice
- 50ml Sparkling wine
- 150ml Tonic
- Add all in a large wine glass over ice cubes and celebrate by garnishing with a long thin fresh cucumber ribbon & orange slice.
20:00h Night falls, Martini rises.
The Martini, that singing symphony of liquid, was described as “the elixir of quietude” by author E. B. White. The origin story of this drinkable poem is a contentious issue, and as emotive and important a subject as how best to prepare the drink itself. Since its invention sometime in the 19th century, the Martini has slinked across our collective imagination in literature, cinema and song. Here we meet the flavors of gin in a primal pure form. This classic of classic cocktails, this melodious master, is further heightened when it entertains HENDRICK'S GIN herself.
- 50ml Hendrick’s gin
- 7ml Dry Vermouth
- Chill your Martini Glass ( Ice & Water or Fridge )
- Stir Hendrick’s gin & Dry Vermouth over ice in a mixing glass.
- Pour ingredients in your chilled Martini glass and garnish with a cucumber slice
We wish to spread love, understanding, and appreciation for cucumbers everywhere, and we invite those with a crisp curious mind to celebrate World Cucumber Day too and wave their green jade wands aloft in pride!