Did someone say gin? ‘Cos we’ve got just the gift list.
From the well-loved G&T to the classic French 75, gin has a timeless appeal that spans decades – and it’s made an appearance in plenty of our own parties too. Our go-to brand? Hendrick’s Gin. This popular gin is renowned for its refreshing notes of cucumber and rose, distilled in Scotland in batches of only 500 litres at a time, making it truly unusual among gins.
There’s also the stylish allure of its covetable bottles. Iconic, vintage and instantly recognisable, there’s something about its apothecary-style bottles that sit pretty on any liquor shelf. We won’t blame you for using one as a dinner table centrepiece.
Now that the season of baubles and sparkles is upon us, we’re sharing our love for Hendrick’s Gin with our fave finds, including the latest launches that breathe new life into this classic tipple. If you’re looking to add a dose of gin-tastic cheer to your gifting game, we’ve got a recommendation for each personality in your friend group.
1. For the classic connoisseur: Hendrick’s Gin
This one’s for your friend who appreciates the finer things in life, just like this unique gin. Crafted from 11 fine botanicals and infused with the enchanting duo of rose and cucumber, the original expression of Hendrick’s Gin is a crowd-pleaser, and for good reason. It’s impeccably smooth, deliciously balanced, and boasts delicate floral notes that’ll enhance any cocktail. Our recommendation? Hendrick’s French 75, an exquisite blend of Hendrick’s Gin, a dash of lemon juice, a touch of syrup and topped with champagne. We’d clink to that.
2. For the romantics: Hendrick’s Flora Adora
Romantic, fresh and fun – if these words describe your giftee, Hendrick’s Flora Adora is the ideal bottle that reflects their personality. This new limited edition release takes inspiration from the irresistible blooms that draw in wild creatures like the bees and butterflies to its nectar. It’s also the latest gin to join Hendrick’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Perfect for garden parties, expect an enticingly fresh floral bouquet in every sip. Sublime simply with tonic and a slice of cucumber, it is also beguiling when mixed in a Hendrick’s Flora Garden Cup – a medley of cooling cucumber and bright citrus, lengthened with a refreshing raspberry soda.
3. For the sunshine chasers: Hendrick’s Neptunia
If you have a friend who’s always chasing sunshine and tropical escapes, they’ll adore Hendrick’s Neptunia. This gin is inspired by the coastal beauty and the mysteries of the sea. A highly drinkable tipple, it opens with the smooth flavour we all know and love, before a hit of bright citrus takes over with all the glory of summer. With tropical notes reminiscent of the seaside breeze (thanks to the infusion of Scottish coastal botanicals), it’s a beach vacay distilled in a boozy bottle. Shake up a delectably simple Hendrick’s Neptunia Fizz that’s ideal for a summer party – even in the middle of December – and pair it with freshly shucked oysters while you savour the depths of the enchanting seas.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what’s merrier than a delicious cocktail? Gift these sips from Hendrick’s Gin to your loved ones to add a touch of gin-forward magic to their holiday season. Whatever their personality, there’s a bottle that will make their holidays even more special. Cheers to the festive season and to friendship that’s as unique as this iconic gin!
This post is in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin.