Hendrick's Gin and Tonic

Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic

The missus and I watched “[Kind Hearts and Coronets][1]” 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 750*ml* at my local.

[1]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041546/maindetails
[2]: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrick%27s_gin_001.jpg
[3]: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lennert_B
[4]: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en