The newest addition to the Hendrick’s family has landed. Let us introduce you to Hendrick’s Flora Adora, a limited release gin made using floral botanicals that are particularly attractive to pollinating insects!
Did you know that at least 1,500 insects pollinate plants across the UK? That number skyrockets to 300,000 when you look at the world as a whole, which is pretty amazing when you consider that over 70% of Earth’s species depends on pollination.
No, you haven’t misguidedly clicked on the Master of Insects website. We’re still Master of Malt. But, excitingly, we have a brand new limited-edition release from Hendrick’s Gin to share with you, hot off the press.
Say hello to Flora Adora! The original Hendrick’s DNA of rose and cucumber is still alive and well, but with the addition of a boatload of floral botanicals that are particularly favoured by pollinating insects. New additions to the Hendrick’s range have always arisen from the inspiration of master distiller Lesley Gracie, and this time she was struck while watching pollination at play in her garden on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.
“I find it really relaxing to watch the butterflies and bees busy at work in the garden,” Gracie commented. “It’s fascinating to me how they seem to settle on some plants more than others. Certain flowers are more enticing to the pollinators and it’s these blooms that I’ve used to create a botanical blend for Hendrick’s Flora Adora.” And just in time for spring?! We love it when a plan comes together.
Ready to make some Hendrinks? Good, because we have a gorgeous spritz recipe for you here.
Hendrick’s Wild Garden Cup
Combine your gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup in a Highball glass filled with ice. Gently stir and then top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber slices, raspberries, and mint.