I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a connoisseur when it comes to liquor, but I do occasionally enjoy a concoction or two.
I recently discovered Hendrick’s Gin at a small off-the-beaten-path Greek place downtown. The bartender recommended it, so I took a chance, but I was a little surprised when it came with a cucumber rather than a lime. Since I was at a Greek bar, I just figured it was a Greek thing and left it at that. In fact I had a Hendrick’s gin and tonic at the Garage in Capitol hill and it came with a lime, so that reinforced the "Greek" line of thought.
Just today I went to the liquor store for some rum (Kelly was making toffee) and I spotted a bottle of Hendrick’s. It piqued my interest, so when I got home I did some research. Turns out that the producer of Hendrick’s actually recommends that it be served with a cucumber since it is infused with rose petals and cucumbers – I guess it brings out the flavor. Whatever is happening, the end result is quite pleasant. I know what you men out there are thinking – rose petals and cucumbers? May sound foofy, but don’t knock it until you try it.