14 June is World Cucumber Day - the day on which we humbly pay homage to the cucumber; that illustrious fruit that for centuries has been celebrated for its exceptional versatility. This year Hendrick’s Gin, in partnership with three leading venues in South Africa, will be presenting the fruit in a Victorian greenhouse inspired chamber fit for the cucumber’s prestigious position – the Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Chiller.
From 17 May to 17 June, the three chosen partners will all offer Hendrick’s Gin cocktail specials including a glorious list of Hendrick’s tipples all featuring cucumber that has been housed within the Cucumber Chiller – which will be on display at the following venues:
Cape Town: The Leopard Bar at the 12 Apostles in Camps Bay
Johannesburg: Cin Cin Bar in Bedfordview
Durban: 14 on Chartwell in Umhlanga
The English Cucumber is of particular importance to Hendrick’s Gin as it is one of the two infusions that provide the world’s most unusual gin with its unique flavour. Without the English Cucumber, there would be no Hendrick’s Gin, hence the extremity of our adoration.
In celebration of World Cucumber Day on 14 June, all gin connoisseurs should visit one, two, or all of the venues; and while enjoying a gloriously unusual Hendrick’s Gin cocktail join us in exclaiming, “I vow to keep my head bold, and my cucumber cool”.
Facts about the cucumber
Hendrick’s Gin is an unusual, small batch, premium gin from Scotland, infused with English cucumber and Bulgarian rose. In addition to being vital in the creation of the World’s most unusual gin, cucumbers are also said to:
- ward off hangovers,
- aid in weight loss,
- freshen breathe,
- act as a pest repellent against vipers, mice, wood lice, fish-moths, grubs and slugs,
- and have been variously recommended as shoe polish, mirror defogger, pen/marker eraser, and sink, drain and stainless steel cleaner.
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