When perusing a specialty drink menu, I immediately gravitate toward anything with St. Germain. The one downfall to loving all things St. Germain has been that they are usually gin based drinks. I am a vodka girl and gin has never been something I enjoyed. Having my love for St. Germain overrule my aversion to gin, I have more recently found myself trying Hendrick’s Gin based drinks more often than not. And you know what? I really like the cool cucumber taste of Hendrick’s! Call it my gateway gin.
When recently invited to a gin loving friends dinner party, I decided a Hendrick’s signature drink was the ideal contribution. Some quick research on Pinterest brought me to the Hendrick’s Floradora – Hendrick’s, Lime, Raspberry Syrup and Ginger Beer.
Adding a squeeze of lime and a splash of raspberry syrup to the gin and topping it off with Ginger Beer made for a refreshing summer cocktail – a nice combination of sweet, sour and spice. The Floradora was a drink that was light and interesting to the pallet that also appealed to both the men and women at the party.
A great gateway cocktail for this gin newbie!
Check out some of these other Hendrick’s cocktails found on their website.
The Pink Victoria – Hendrick’s, Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Real Grenadine
Cucumber Cooler – Hendrick’s, St. Germain, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Soda Water, Mint Leaves
Unusual Negroni – Hendrick’s, Lillet Blanc, Aperol, Orange Twist