Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#HendricksGrandGarnisher Launch at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Photos by Karen Ostlund         Recipes of Hendrick's Gin Grand Garnisher in bottom
Cucumber Garnisher

Making of Negroni, steam-punk way at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood

Unusual Scottish gin maker announced quest to “properly garnish”

thousands upon thousands of cocktails.

Cucunber jugglers at #HenricksGrandGarnisher launch in Hollywood
(Hollywood, CA) Hendrick’s Gin (which is itself infused with cucumber) has unveiled what Ambassador Mark Stoddard describes as “an eye-popping, wondrously strange cucumber slicing device that will travel the U.S. with the sole purpose of offering the most beautifully garnished Hendrick’s Gin cocktails ever to grace a glass.”
Mark Stoddard
 “The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher” can achieve road speeds of up to 25 mph, thanks to a hybrid powertrain combining a large diesel motor and a well-dressed gentleman pedaling a large-wheeled bicycle. The 38-foot-long device relies upon an elaborate system of pneumatic tubing, interlocking gears and rotating blades to slice up to 18 cucumbers per hour. “It’s not the most efficient way to garnish a cocktail,” explained Stoddard, “but we do believe it is the most spectacular.”
The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher started its maiden voyage from New York City on June 14th, World Cucumber Day,” said Stoddard, “driving westward from city to city, pausing in select locations to offer citizens strikingly perfect garnishes, cucumber delights and other oddly refreshing activities.
The Hendrick's US tour hit Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, August 22nd.
"This is part of our effort to end misconception of the cucumber as an innocuous salad ingredient".

"As the core infusion that makes our gin unusually exquisite, we feel the cucumber deserves not only respect but wonder". 
Mixing Hendrick's Gin Grand Garnisher with eatable flowers
Hendricks Gin & Tonic w eatable flowers
#HendricksGrandGarnisher  @HendricksGin.
Hendrick's Gin Tour schedule.

Tropic Capricorn by Hendricks Gin

Hendrick’s Gin
Every drop of Hendrick’s Gin is created by a single stillman with the help of a lone apprentice working on two utterly dissimilar types of stills (a long-necked Carter-Head and plump-bellied Pot Still). Hendrick’s is infused with Rose and Cucumber and instilled with a supporting cast of 11 botanicals. It is overseen by its creator, Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, who has always been consummately peculiar. Hendrick’s gained widespread acclaim and received numerous awards, including a Double Gold medal in the 2014 Fifty Best Gin Awards; ‘Gin of the Year’ at the Food and Wine Magazine Awards and voted ‘World’s Best Gin’ by the Wall Street Journal. Hendrick’s Gin has an ABV of 44%. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly. For further information, visit
(left) Karen Ostlund & Alicia Hollinger wearing The Crown Collective Flower Crowns


Hendricks and Tonic



3 parts Premium Tonic Water

Build ingredients in a highball glass over ice, garnish with cucumber wheels and serve.

Cucumber Basil Smash


1 1⁄2 parts HENDRICK'S GIN
3⁄4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
3⁄4 part Simple Syrup
One Small Bunch of Basil
3 Cucumber Wheels

In a mixing glass, muddle basil, cucumber, and simple syrup. Add Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, and ice. Shake well and strain into an iced double rocks glass. Garnish with a bunch of basil and a cucumber.

Cucumber 75


1 1⁄2 parts HENDRICK'S GIN
1⁄2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1⁄2 part Simple Syrup
3 Cucumber Wheels
Dry Sparkling Wine

In a mixing glass, muddle cucumbers and simple syrup. Add Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, and ice. Shake well and strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a cucumber ribbon or wheel.

Hendrick's Gin Truck outside Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

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