six recipes to stir your holidays with wonder

There are no secrets to superb festive gin cocktails –  just simple, unfeasibly delicious, recipes. Once tasted, you will long for the following winter cocktails to visit your home every year.

Hendrick's Gin & Tonic

HENDRICK’S GIN & Tonic is the grand empress of all summer refreshments and remains an unimpeachable selection for those seeking a long cool diversion from the sun’s ultraviolet extravagances. Its beloved simplicity suits slow afternoons on the lawn, sultry trysts in orchards or animated summer lunches with favoured guests. This is the classic gin cocktail beloved by gin lovers across the world.

Gin & tonic - close up
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French 75

A thunderous accompaniment to New Year’s Eve. Named for a famously smooth French gun (the Canon de 75 modèle 1897), the French 75 is considerably more fun than its artillery namesake. Some say it was created by British soldiers in France in World War I and mixed in spent shell casings, but it was enjoyed (with a different name) by the Prince of Wales as far back as the 18th Century. It is essentially a Tom Collins where the soda is replaced with Champagne. Now contemplate that for a moment…yes, it is as good as it sounds.

French 75 CO
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Ready the Campari, and prepare for the perfect aperitivo! The Negroni is the epitome of the classic cocktail. Watch bartenders tremble in fear as it is ordered, as a perfect Negroni marks you out as the distinguished cocktailier.

Unusual Negroni close up
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Hendrick's Martini

The Martini, that singing symphony of liquid, was described as “the elixir of quietude” by author E. B. White. The origin story of this drinkable poem is a contentious issue, and as emotive and important a subject as how best to prepare the drink itself. Since its invention sometime in the 19th century, the Martini has slinked across our collective imagination in literature, cinema and song. Here we meet the flavours of gin in a primal, pure form. This classic of classic gin cocktails, this melodious master, is further heightened when it entertains HENDRICK'S GIN herself.

Martini Close Up
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Hot Gin Old Fashioned

A warm punch to greet friends in from the cold. A remarkable 'unscrooger' to warm the festive cabin of the heart.

Hot Old Fashioned C/O
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Hot Spiced Apple

For winter garden parties and the warming of carol singers. Sup with misty breath from a flask in a fir forest, or warm the cockles of loved ones at a winter party, the Hot Spiced Apple is served best with good cheer.

Hot Spiced Apple C/O
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While it would be exceptionally gauche to presume that a gift is necessary or even significant at this time of year, a lovely gift is still welcome... and a worthless ill-considered gift remains a curse. A bad present haunts the shelves of your beloved and reminds them of your consistent failure of imagination. But stop moping in expectant despair! Pick your hopeless form up from the carpet and prepare to impress, as we offer 10 compelling reasons why HENDRICK’S remains the best gin gift for many, if not all, grown-up loved ones.

  1. It needs no electricity nor a single upgrade throughout its life.
  2. It requires no password to use, nor does it want your fingerprint.
  3. Its taste is simply splendid.
  4. It is an essential part of the HENDRICK’S HOT GIN PUNCH.
  5. You only read a novelty book once.
  6. It can be shared with the gifter.
  7. It’s best to give something you’d like to receive.
  8. It contains zero werewolf blood.
  9. …or the angry ghost of William Shakespeare.
  10. You can give it to yourself if they annoy you before the special day.


 Gin can be enjoyed in many ways, but what is the best way to drink gin at Christmas time? We recommend mixing one of our festive cocktails to get into the spirit, from a classic gin and tonic to a sophisticated French 75.


So alluring

 Gin has soared in popularity in recent years, mostly thanks to its versatility. It’s a particularly popular holiday drink as it can be added to a variety of cocktails due to its adaptable flavour. It can also take on different strengths and flavours, depending on how it’s distilled and processed.

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Hendrick’s Original

The original HENDRICK’S GIN. Deliciously infused with Rose and Cucumber.

HENDRICK’S is an unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals. The curious, yet marvelous, infusions of rose & cucumber imbue our spirit with its uniquely balanced flavour resulting in an impeccably smooth and distinct gin.

41.4% ABV

My Goodness!
There is a tantalising array of stunningly delicious HENDRICK’S GIN varieties

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The Society of the Unusual

Enter the unusual world of Hendrick's Gin and explore a treasury of tipples, learn about our peculiar past and find out all about a gin made curiously.