Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic

The missus and I watched “Kind Hearts and Coronets” tonight, which put me in a mood for gin. Upon a recommendation from a couple of folks, I procured a bottle of Hendrick’s gin. I made a gin and tonic.

Hendrick’s Gin

Hendrick’s Gin photo from Wikipedia Commons. Taken by Lennet B and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Quick tip: I purchase six-packs of tonic water and ginger ale in 10 oz. glass bottles–this way I don’t have to have an open one or two liter sitting around until I feel like making a drink with one of them.

The Hendrick’s bottle recommends making a gin and tonic with cucumber. I was fresh out, but always have lime, so I made a traditional one. Hendrick’s has a nice hint of orange peel that went very well in the gin and tonic. It didn’t clash with the lime. I’m looking forward to making more with it, and having a couple of taste-tests between it and Bombay Sapphire. Hendrick’s is 88-proof and was around $33 for 750ml at my local.