There is an art to hosting the perfect holiday party. It takes patience and flair to gracefully balance its many moving parts—from festive menus to celebratory drinks and holiday decor. But when all is said and done, there’s nothing quite as joyous as having loved ones come together under one roof.
Beyond the logistical planning involved in putting together a memorable soirée, one special challenge lies in the blending of different groups of friends and acquaintances. A truly skilled hostess knows that presenting an array of tantalising tipples is a wonderful way to celebrate the splendour of the evening.
Made with special botanicals like Bulgarian rose petals for nuanced fragrance and cucumbers for a refreshing touch, the original expression of Hendrick’s Gin is the preferred liquid of the refined palate. The unusual elixir is layered with chamomile and elderflower, then lemon and orange peel for a lifted citrus tone, lending itself well to libations of all sorts.
To kick off the festivities on a jubilant note, consider Hendrick’s French 75. Originally created in Paris and made with the original Hendrick’s Gin, this bubbly cocktail epitomises the life of the party. Think of it as a Tom Collins where the soda is replaced with champagne—yes, it is as indulgent as it sounds. For a more Yuletide feel, turn to the ruby-hued Hendrick’s Cranberry Fizz. Tangy, fruity and effortlessly delicious, this sparkling concoction encapsulates the invigorating spirit of Christmas.
With its boundless serving options, there is a Hendrick’s Gin cocktail for everyone—which is what makes the versatile spirit ideal for bringing to parties as a house gift for your host. For the more adventurous of your friends, consider picking out a collectible bottle from Hendrick’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
The newest in the series of limited-edition blends is Hendrick’s Flora Adora, which takes on a heady floral dimension with lavender and hibiscus laden atop the signature rose. Hendrick’s Neptunia, on the other hand, takes inspiration from the ocean, capturing the “freeing feeling of the sea” with distinctively fresh coastal herbs, sea botanicals and an unmistakable clean, bright citrus finish that lifts and lightens each sip.
No matter which you find yourself drawn towards, rest assured that it’ll be a holiday gift to treasure.
Hendrick’s French 75
30ml Hendrick’s Gin
10ml sugar syrup
10ml lemon juice
Champagne, for topping
Cucumber, 1 slice for garnishing
1. Add gin, sugar and lemon to a cocktail shaker.
2. Add ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute.
3. Top with champagne and garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Hendrick’s Cranberry Fizz
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
2 parts cranberry juice
1 part sparkling wine
Cucumber slices, mint sprig and cranberries to garnish
1. Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
2. Lightly stir.
3. Garnish with cucumber slices, mint sprig and cranberries.
Hendrick’s Gin and the limited-edition expressions from Hendrick’s Cabinet of Curiosities are available online at www.since1887.sg.