In the United States, we’re celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. Traditionally, it’s a holiday characterized by a table full of rich food, time spent with family and friends, and maybe a cocktail or two. To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite Hendrick’s Gin cocktails from around the world. Drink up and have a happy Thanksgiving!
The following article by Ryan Crosby first appeared in Ker & Downey’s Spring 2014 Quest Magazine.
Hendrick’s gin arrived on the scene ten years ago with a vibrant twist to the Juniper-dominated spirit our grandparents loved. Mashed cucumber and pressed rose petal infusions create a distinctive and exciting flavor that caters to modern gin enthusiasts as well as the recent mixology trend in bar tending. Emerging to the forefront of the “New American-Style Gin” movement, this Scotland-produced spirit uses a very small batch distillation process to allow more control when infusing the 11 unique botanicals they have introduced to the classic formula. These include coriander seed, sweet angelica root and the flavor-binding orris root, which complement the exotic flavor of juniper berry. While innovating to invigorate the spirit, Hendrick’s tips its hat to the past with an old-timey, apothecary-style bottle.