Hendrick’s Gin has launched a new small-batch named Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice, and it’s the first innovation to reach Australia since the flagship gin released over 20 years ago. Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is described as “an enchantingly refreshing twist and floral bouquet that is perfect for light drinking as Australia prepares for the warmer months and longer evenings ahead.”
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is available now for a limited time and can be purchased from all good liquor stores and bars across the country. To celebrate the launch, Hendrick’s has transformed Sydney’s iconic Paddington pub Paddo Inn, renaming the venue and artfully transforming it with an abundance of flowers.
The pub is temporarily renamed Paddo (G)inn and offers speciality Midsummer Solstice cocktails and menus including the Most Unusual Lunch, a two-hour bottomless lunch offering diners the chance to escape the conventional and embrace the delectable.
Sydneysiders can collect a rose stem from various locations in Surry Hills, Bondi and Paddington, then swap their botanical bouquet for a complimentary Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Spritz, at participating venues including The Bucket List and The Winery, as well as Paddo (G)inn.
There are also some intriguing happenings taking place in and around the Paddington precinct. Keep an eye out for Hendrick’s floral London cabs and penny farthings which will roam the streets offering a delightfully unusual journey from the bar to the beach.
Local flower artist, Dr Lisa Cooper was recruited to transform Paddo (G)inn with flowers as a tribute to the sensory powers of the Midsummer Solstice and secret selection of exquisite floral essences. “Following conversations with Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie around the composition of summer blooms she has distilled in this extraordinary Gin, I knew I must create a spectacle, a manifestation of summer!” said Dr Cooper.
“It has been utterly thrilling to translate the ambience, complexity and beauty of this wonderful gin, in order for it to be seen, touched and experienced in all its exquisite, sensory glory.”
This one-of-its-kind takeover is happening right now and encourages Sydneysiders to embrace their curious side.
Dr Lisa Cooper