Hendrick’s Gin

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Here’s a post from a while back that I’ve reprised as kind on an intro to a link I received today about a Hendrick’s Gin-sponsored event held recently in New York.
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Maybe The Green Parrot could have a Hendrick’s Croquet Tournament on the lawn at The Little White House, a la Womenkind.

At first glance, Hendrick’s, a small-batch, hand-crafted gin produced in Scotland looks like it would be more at home on an apothecary shelf than a bar rail. And it just gets weirder from there. Enjoying a sort of cult status in this country, Hendrick’s has chosen delicate infusions of cucumber and rose petals rather than heavily-scented botanicals to build a following.
I crafted myself a Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic when I got home from work, and while eschewing the cucumber slice for the traditional lime wedge, was won over in short order by its’ subtle virtues.
I may even craft another right now.

I did, in fact, make another.
In the background to the right is my son Dan’s version of Zuccotto, the chilled Italian dessert made of brandy-laced slices of pound cake and filled with alternate layers of almond and chocolate cream. It’s dome shape is said to have been inspired to the shape of the cupola of the Duomo of Florence.