Nearly 20 years after causing the “Ginaissance”, Hendrick’s Gin released three limited-edition bottles that build upon its signature cucumber- and rose-infused flavour profile.
The quinine- and wormwood-infused Orbium, which tastes like a concentrated G&T (just add soda water), found its way to Singapore’s top bars late last year. Second in the series is the Midsummer Solstice, a bright, floral gin said to be initially created as a wedding gift. Lunar, the third and latest expression (which we’re hoping to launch in Singapore next year) is described as “distinctly floral with a delicate spicy finish”. All are, the company noted, made in very small batches and only once.
Just in time to uplift our year-end festivities, Hendrick’s has bestowed on us the Midsummer Solstice, now retailing at major e-commerce retailers like Grab Mart, William Grant & Sons LazMall and iShopChangi. Concocted by Hendrick’s Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, who spent years experimenting and refining recipes for the Limited Releases range, it opens with crisp juniper notes and finishes with undertones of refreshing floral essences. “A deeply rooted respect for nature and its most beautiful creations excited me to capture the aromas and flavours of a midsummer day and I am truly enamoured over this first release from the Cabinet of Curiosities,” shares Gracie.
This flirty, perfumed take on Hendrick’s house style is great for daytime sipping and highlighted in the spritzes. Ahead, we’ve gathered some delicious recipes featuring Midsummer Solstice in the gallery, which you can save for the parties ahead. If you’d much prefer to drink at a bar, a selection of Midsummer Solstice tipples at over 50 watering holes islandwide. Like the lifespan of a mayfly, Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is a poetic expression of temporality; experience it before it fades away.
(All images: Hendrick’s Gin)