Thursday, July 16, 2009

friar pendrick's himms

1 oz Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 Strawberries (medium, hulled)
1 thumb Ginger
Cucumber Foam (*)
Mint Sprig

Muddle strawberries and ginger. Add rest save for cucumber foam and mint. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with foam and garnish with a mint sprig. (*) Foam is made by juicing a cucumber and shaking; delivered to drink by spoon.

On Wednesday night at Tales of the Cocktail, we ended up at the Hendrick's Gin event. A few hours earlier, Andrea and I had eloped:
The serendipity of the Hendricks event is entertaining. When we were discussing possible wedding scenarios a while back, the two things that Andrea wanted were cocktails and burlesque dancers. And by god, Hendricks succeeded in achieving this goal, so cheers to them for making this happen!
One of the drinks I had that night, and later at the Hendricks tasting room (technically the liquors of Scotland tasting room), was the Friar Pendrick's Himms cup. Given its name, it does have some similarities to a Pimm's Cup but with Hendrick's unique and peculiar take on it. The cucumber foam on top of this drink provided a great flavor and aroma that hovered over the drink with each sip. It was also refreshingly light and not chock full of gelatin like other foams. The rest of the drink had some crisp citrus notes which were complemented by the muddled ginger. Overall, it was a delight to drink and a pleasant change from the ubiquitous Hendricks, Tonic, and Cucumber that I had been quaffing the rest of the night such as the ones served from the living cocktail table pictured below.
Again, thank you to Hendricks for making our post-wedding celebrations everything we ever hoped for. Cheers from CocktailVirgin!


Liza said...

OMG! Congratulations!

dfan said...

OMG!!!! Congratulations!!

dfan said...

OK, I totally typed that before Liza, but then I was distracted for a few minutes before I hit Publish. I swear.

Liza said...

I am adding some more exclamation points so I don't appear to be less excited than dfan:


Michael Dietsch said...

OMG!!!!! Congratulations!!!