WHATCHA GOT THERE, FANCY PANTS? Oh, you know, just a nice Hendrick’s gin martini.
OH MY GOD. YOU’RE ALLOWED TO HAVE THAT IN YOUR HOUSE?! I really shouldn’t, but it’s so good. I can’t help myself. Hendrick’s does not generally remain on my shelf for very long.
NEITHER DOES MUCH OF ANYTHING BOOZE-RELATED. That’s not fair.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR MARTINI? Well, I like my martinis very dry, so I wash my glass with a wee bit of Noilly Prat dry vermouth–
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ‘WASH’ A GLASS? Oh. It just means that I pour about a 1/2 ounce of vermouth in the cocktail glass, swirl it around a bit, and then dump it down the drain so as to have a very subtle vermouthy taste in the drink.
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A WASTE OF PERFECTLY GOOD VERMOUTH, BUT OKAY. Then, I muddle up a cucumber in a pint glass, fill the glass with ice, pour in about four-or-so ounces, shake that bastard like a naughty puppy, and strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
HOW’D IT TURN OUT? Magnificent, dude.
WHAT MAKES HENDRICK’S SO GREAT? It is unique in that it is distilled in very small batches with rose and cucumber, which are not typical ingredients in gin recipes. The balance of the rose, cucumber, and the other various botanicals is truly magnificent.
GOD, GET A ROOM. WEIRDO. Leave me alone. I get excited about gin.
ABV? 44%, which makes it 88 proof. It’ll get the job done.
BRAVO. DEEP THOUGHTS? I love this gin. It is a must in anyone’s liquor cabinet. Not only is it delicious, but it is versatile. The stuff is harmonious with anything. Check out their website (Their site is absolutely delightful!) for some awesome drink ideas so that you can blow your friends’ minds the next time you throw a shindig.