Meet the delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin. Life is too glorious not to experience its peculiar flavour, infused with rose and cucumber in their equally peculiar Scottish distillery. Of course, such an extraordinary gin is bound to have a remarkable creation story and the Hendrick’s distilling process is one for the history books. Served in a classic gin & tonic or in an adventurous cocktail of flavours, Hendrick’s Gin is every gal’s best friend and is the perfect partner in crime with which to celebrate Women’s Month here in Sunny South Africa. As an ode to the strength, tenacity, and beauty of South African women, we’ve teamed up with Hendrick’s for an extra special Women’s Month competition that is bound to knock your pretty little socks off.

While we love our Hendrick’s Gin mixed with the finest tonic water and a slice of cucumber, it’s also a great cocktail gin. Hosting a high tea with a difference? Skip the tea and serve a Hendrick’s Chelsea Rose cocktail instead. This fruity and floral cocktail pairs beautifully with cucumber sandwiches and scones served with cream and jam. To make it, combine 50ml Hendrick’s Gin, 150ml cloudy apple juice, 5 fresh raspberries, and a dash of fresh lemon in a generously sized tea pot and stir briskly. Leave to brew for a few moments before pouring into an ice filled tea cup.

Hendrick's Raspberry Rose Royale cocktail

Of course, Women’s Day also calls for a glass or two of champagne, so why not spruce up your glass of bubble with a dash of Hendrick’s? The fruit and fizzy, Raspberry Rose Royale cocktail is the perfect choice for special occasions. Just mix 25ml Hendrick’s Gin, 5ml sugar syrup, and 1 fresh raspberry together in a cocktail shaker (give it 3 brisk shakes) before straining it into a champagne flute and topping with your favourite champagne or sparkling wine. Don’t forget to mix it up before drinking.

WIN!

Want to try out the recipes for yourself? Enter our competition and you could be trying them sooner than you think! We have two incredible prizes up for grabs for WomenStuff readers. One lucky WomenStuff reader stands the chance to win a Hendrick’s Gin Enchanter gift pack while another stands the chance to win a Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Hothouse gift pack both valued at R400 each!

Please note the competition is only open to those over 18. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly. Not for sale to those under the age of 18 years

Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick’s Gin Enchanter gift pack.

To enter simply watch the video below and find out more about the Hendrick’s Gin creation story and then answer the 2 easy questions to stand a chance to win big!

QUESTIONS:

1. What are the unusual pair of ingredients that are infused into Hendrick’s Gin?

2. What are the two types of stills used to make Hendrick’s Gin?

Once you’ve got the answers, simply email your name, contact details, age, and answers to crystal@menstuff.co.za – don’t forget to include the subject line; “Hendricks Women’s Day Entry” in your email.

Competition closes Monday 21 August at 17:00. One email entry per person, please. Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old. Please read our competition terms and conditions here