On December 5th, in the spirit of Hendrick’s Gin and Repeal Day, raise a glass to our federal right to indulge.

In the winter of 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment outlawing alcohol in the United States. The aim was to put an end to debauchery, crime, and any type of social misconduct, but ironically, the law gave way to an underground world of speakeasies forbidden imbibing to the tune of jazz music. After thirteen long years, on December 5th, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt repealed Prohibition, and henceforth the day has been termed “Repeal Day.” Repeal Day is the U.S. holiday that celebrates our federal right to personal pleasure, and it marks the revitalization of the craft distilling industry in the United States.

Hendrick’s Gin mixologist Fred Parent has specially concocted recipes for the occasion including the “Redemption Cocktail,” the “Green Lady,” and a Negroni, the notorious Prohibition-flouter F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal favorite drink.

Redemption Cocktail

Redemption Cocktail

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Redemption Cocktail

In honor of Repeal Day

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 part Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 part Montenegro Amaro
  • dash Dry Vermouth
  • dash Black Walnut Bitters
  • dash Orange Bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Stir and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


Hendrick's Unusual Negroni

Hendrick’s Unusual Negroni

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Hendrick’s Unusual Negroni

In honor of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ingredients:

  • 1 parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 part Lillet Blanc
  • 1 part Aperol

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and shake well with ice. Garnish with orange twist.


Green Lady

Green Lady

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Green Lady

An ode to the flapper

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Parts Hendricks Gin
  • 1/4 Part Green Chartreuse
  • 1/4 Part Ancho Verde Liqueur
  • 1/4 Part Orange Oleo Sacrum*
  • 1/2 Part Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Part Cucumber Juice
  • 1 Egg White

Preparation: Dry shake egg white and orange oleo sacrum. Add other ingredients and ice, shake vigorously and strain into a coup glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.

*Oleo Sacrum is an orange peel syrup created with equal parts orange peels and sugar, left to rest for a minimum of 4 hours.