I can easily trace back the time line of my alcohol consumption ...
1995-1999, High School: Jello shots (I could get drunk off of one)
1999-2003, College: Beer at frat parties then I "upgraded" to Boones Farms (how classy of me)
2003-2004, Post college year of spending graduation money: Apple martinis and cosmos (damn you Sex and the City)
2005-2007, It was all about the gin: Gin and Tonics was my only friend.
2007-present, Vodka: It tastes better with soda, which has few calories.
BUT we are talking about gin right now!
I remember the first time I was introduced to Hendrick's. I was in a martini bar in West Hollywood and I asked the bartender to shake me up a cucumber martini. When he told me they don't make that, I wanted to splash my drink in his face. Until I realized I had no drink to splash. The bartender quickly redeemed himself by telling me about a gin that tasted like cucumber (it was Hendricks). So I said "Ok, sure ... I will give it a try."
I can't say I remember how the gin tasted that night. But I do remember that I had a great time.
Flash to a few months later when a bottle of Hendricks arrived at my door (isn't shipping wonderful) and I was ready to give this gin a second try.
Not only is this gin delicious, it tastes like on other gin I have ever laid lips on. I also love the website because it has tons of interesting cocktail ideas.
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Lauren Messiah (FashionKitty)
Nov 19, 2008
Apr 30, 2009 02:05 AM UTC
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Hendrick's Gin is distilled and bottled in Scotland. It has been handcrafted in small batches since 1886. Hendrick's is 44% alcohol by volume.
Hendrick's won a Gold Medal at the 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The copy on the back label: "This handcrafted gin is distilled from a proprietary recipe which includes traditional botanicals such as juniper, coriander and citrus peel. The "unexpected" infusion of cucumber and rose petals result in a most iconoclastic gin.
It is not for everyone. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly"