Now Serving – Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic

By The Lady


We here at Cocktail Challenge HQ love us some gin. Oh yes we do. So, we wholeheartedly agree that this is a super easy and really tasty classic that everybody should have at least once (read : a million times) in their lifetime. A while ago, The Gentleman bought me a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin which came with a super cute Hendrick’s cup and saucer. In this grim weather we are having Down Under, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to crack open the HG and make one of these beauties. Who am I kidding though, it’s always g&t weather!


30mL Hendricks Gin

150mL Schweppes Indian Tonic Water (or enough to top a glass)

Slice of cucumber, to serve

Ice, if you like


Pour your gin and tonic water into a glass, or Hendricks cup and saucer if you are lucky enough to own one, add ice if you like and top with a slice of cucumber to bring out the cucumber flavours in the gin. And voila! You have yourselves a perfect g&t!


I just love the bottle and design of the Hendrick’s label. The label has a quite old fashioned look and is quite a short and stout bottle, which I think is refreshing and fits quite well considering they also produce matching “tea” cups and “tea” pots. I don’t know where or how I can get my hands on one, but I hope to one day get one of the Hendrick’s “Tea” pots to accompany my cup and saucer. They are just so gosh darn cute and would give me an excuse to fill it with the oh so lovely combination of tea and gin!


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