Hendrick’s Gin grows an unusually Australian cucumber for its cocktails

Hendrick’s Gin held an elegant soiree to celebrate the first unusually Australian cucumber at Elizabeth Bay House on Thursday 9 November 2016.

Hendrick’s is an unusual gin that is oddly infused with roses and cucumbers. Now Hendrick’s Gin have developed the most distinctive cucumber in history and invited guests to a party to sample it. The cucumber is grown at Sydney University’s research facility in Camden. The aim was to grow a genetically modified cucumber with superior taste, natural resistance to fungi and better suited to gin and tonics. After a social media campaign where fans were asked to vote on Australia’s most iconic ingredients to grow cucumbers, emu poop, yabby shells and Simpson Desert soil were the chosen winners.

Guest were served Hendrick’s gin mixological libations and unusual cucumber-inspired gastronomic delights. The drinks that were served included: Hendrick’s Gin and tonic; Home Amongst the Gums cocktail made from Hendrick’s Gin, lime juice, cucumber juice, eucalyptus syrup, soda water and eucalyptus leaves; Dawes cocktail made from Hendrick’s Gin, lemon myrtle cordial, cucumber juice, lime juice, pepper and sparkling wine; Three Sisters cocktail made from Hendrick’s Gin, strawberry gum, blueberry syrup, cucumber juice, lime juice, and blueberries. All drinks were garnished with cucumber.

The event was quirky, just like Hendrick’s. It included tea leaf readers and cucumber hand massages.

For more information about Hendrick’s Gin, go to: https://us.hendricksgin.com/

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