Voyages into the Unusual with Hendrick’s Gin
Hendrick’s Society of the Unusual boasts the most peculiar and curious events for the cocktail consumer. Delicious libations may be found all around for your imbibing pleasure and there is an adventure at every corner. If you are fortunate to find yourself able to attend the Voyages Into The Unusual, you most certainly do not want to miss it!
These unusual events occur once a year in select cities. To be invited to the event, you’ll want to sign up for the Society of the Unusual, a complementary newsletter that will inform you of any fun events you will most certainly wish to attend. The video above walks you through the lively experience of the event which occurred most recently in Houston. Each location is a bit different, so there will always be surprises.
Creative cocktails are available everywhere, along with the recipes. In fact, it isn’t uncommon to be standing around when perhaps a cocktail book will be given to you from the most unexpected characters or locations (say for instance, what you thought was just an average clock on the wall). Each city will have its own unique Traveling Punch which consists of fresh local ingredients to that city and season. A very special thank you to Hendrick’s Brand Ambassador, Mark Stoddard, for introducing us to the Traveling Punch and showing us how it is made. Our local punch this year in Houston was a most refreshing one, and I’ve already made some to enjoy by the pool with friends. For your convenience, I’ve included the recipe below:
Hendrick’s Traveling Punch, Houston
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
1/4 part creme de mure
3/4 part lemon juice
1 part blackberry sage tea*
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
1/4 part simple syrup
1 part chilled soda water
1 ice block
1 sage leaf
1 lemon wheel
Combine ingredients, except for soda water, in a punch bowl and add ice. Stir and top with soda and garnish.
*Republic of Tea 1 bag per 16 parts then chill
Thank you to everyone from William Grant & Sons for the wonderful hospitality and for creating such an unusual event!