Hendrick’s Gin and the giant cucumber

Hendrick’s Gin celebrated the unusual at the Champagne Bar at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour on Thursday 21 March 2019.

Hendrick’s Gin and cucumbers make the perfect combination. The gin is actually made by infusing the essence of roses and cucumber and 11 botanicals from the four corners of the world.

It is not surprising then, that Hendrick’s Gin created an inflatable 40-metre-long, 8-metre-high and 25-metre-wide cucumber that would float around Sydney Harbour and promote the brand.

However, at a media event designed to celebrate this giant cucumber, Hendrick’s Gin announced that they have lost the giant cucumber while in transit to Sydney Harbour and whoever finds it gets a lifetime supply of Hendricks Gin and cucumbers.

To assist in the search they launched ‘Cucumber Currency’, a gin exchange platform in which consumers can swap a cucumber for a free gin and tonic on the weekend of the 24th to 25th of March 2019 down at participating venues in Darling Harbour.

Further, the iconic Green Park Hotel (at 360 Victoria Street Darlinghurst) have launched ‘Gin in the Park’ every Thursday, in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin. There will be interactive gin events, from masterclasses of the most educational nature, to oddly immersive experiences involving martinis, blindfolds and other secrets.

However, reports in the media state that the giant cucumber deflated soon after setting sail and sunk in Sydney Harbour.

For more information about Hendrick’s Gin, go to: www.hendricksgin.com

For more information about ‘Gin in the Park’, head to: www.greenparkhotel.com.au/gininthepark

Time Out 2019 Bar Awards

Time Out Sydney announced the winners of its 2019 Bar Awards at its 11th annual awards event held at the Oxford Art Factory on Sunday afternoon on 10 March 2019.

And the winners are:

Bar of the year – Old Mate’s Place

Best new bar – Old Mate’s Place

Best cocktail bar – Bulletin Place

Hot talent award – Sarah Mycock of PS40

Best wine bar – Wyno

Bartender of the year – Evan Stroeve from Bulletin Place

Best bar food – Love Tilly Devine

People choice award – Redfern Surf Club

Legend award – James Bradey and Warren Burns

Best beer bar – Odd Culture

Best bar team – Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern

Everyone celebrated afterwards to the beats by DJ Mowgli May and Rainbow Chan.

Throughout the night they were served food by fried-chicken experts Butter and drinks such as Kahlua Espresso Martinis on tap, Malibu Piña Coladas, Altos Tequila cocktails, beers, and a bespoke cocktail from Perrier. As if that wasn’t enough, they also got to sample Riot Wines’ wine in a can from McLaren Vale, Mismatch Brewing Co beers, and ciders from Hills Cider Co.

At the end of the night, everyone received a hot-off-the-presses copy of the new Bar Awards issue of Time Out Sydney.

For more information, go to: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/bars/time-out-bar-awards-winners