On October 19, Hendrick’s Gin takes up residency at Sydney’s Tilbury Deck with a pop-up bar offering a selection of glorious cocktail concoctions. The month-long occupation will also be one of the few locations in Sydney serving the new, limited edition Hendrick’s Orbium experimental gin.
The pop-up is named Hendrick’s Assistance Dispensary for Advantageous Cocktail Mixing Bar and it will resemble a Victorian-era bathtub – one best suited for boozing not bathing. Complete with ornate fixtures such as a converted shower-head light, curtain, taps and wheels, this bathtub bar is the first of its kind produced by Hendrick’s internationally.
The experimental gin Hendrick’s Orbium is described as possessing additional extracts of Quinine, Wormwood and Blue Lotus Blossom, resulting in an oddly exquisite gin that sits roundly on the palate. It’s what Hendrick’s might taste like in a parallel universe so wipe out any notion of mixing this with tonic and go straight for the soda with a few slices of cucumber.
Hendrick’s Assistance Dispensary for Advantageous Cocktail Mixing Bar will be located upstairs at the Tilbury Hotel. The pop-up is expected to run until November 18.
Here’s a rundown of the drinks available: Hope you enjoy a bad pun.
The Thrilbury | $18 Hendrick’s Gin, pineapple juice, apple juice, cucumber, sugar syrup, cucumber, mint Refreshingly fruity, The Thrilbury may be small but boy, does she have flavour.
Baz Lime-On | $18 Hendrick’s Gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, cucumber, basil leaves As debonair as its namesake. Baz Lime-On has the sophistication of The Great Gatsby, the fun of Moulin Rouge and the classic appeal of Strictly Ballroom.
The Lesley Gracie | $16 Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower, soda water, cucumber Lesley is the alchemist who created Hendrick’s Gin, and this is how she chooses to drink it. Smooth and floral with room for Hendrick’s botanical wonders to shine through like the light of a supernova illuminating a mermaid at clog dance. This is the cocktail for those in the know.
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic | $14 Hendrick’s Gin, tonic, cucumber Sublime simplicity itself. There’s a good reason the Hendrick’s Gin and tonic, with its cucumber garnish, is so loved.
Hendrick’s Orbium & soda | $16 Hendrick’s Orbium, soda A refreshing classic, perfect for spring with the familiar floral glow of Hendrick’s, reimagined.