Hendrick’s Blooms with New LTO: Summer Solstice

5/1/2019

Good news, summer is coming, and you will have the chance to make some big wins with gin thanks to Hendrick’s new LTO: Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice.

Flower Power

Summer nights are made for gin, but what about summer days? With Midsummer Solstice, Hendrick’s is delivering a gin that is ideal for “day-casions,” such as brunches, picnics, and other daytime entertaining, thanks to its floral taste profile and engaging flavors. Midsummer Solstice opens on the nose with floral notes that gently fade, revealing undertones of juniper and orange blossom. The taste is lush, joining the floral flavors with Hendrick’s unmistakable signature cucumber and rose finish.

Hendrick’s Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie—herself an avid gardener—took her cues for the flavor of this LTO from the solstice itself, when the taste and aromatic properties of flowers are at the very peak of sensory glory. As a highly anticipated small batch, Midsummer Solstice is expected to sell out quickly upon its official release in May. For those who do get a chance to experience it, Midsummer Solstice looks to be a hit with clear spirits fans, as well as cocktail lovers in general.

Pick a Winner

To help get ready for the Midsummer Solstice, Hendrick’s has helpfully provided three new signature cocktails to share with consumers: the Midsummer Spritz, Salty Dog, and Midsummer Mimosa. Each one highlights Midsummer Solstice’s unique flavor profile and is ready to win over your cocktail fans.

 

Midsummer Spritz

Ingredients:
1½ parts Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
½ part elderflower liqueur
Soda and lemon to taste

Directions: Combine Midsummer Solstice and elderflower in a rocks glass with ice, top with soda and a squeeze of lemon. Garnish with orange and cucumber slices.

 

Salty Dog

Ingredients:
1 part Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
5 parts red grapefruit juice

Directions: Salt the rim of a highball glass (optional), combine Midsummer Solstice and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice. Pour over ice and garnish with grapefruit slice.

 

Midsummer Mimosa

Ingredients:
1 part Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
2 parts orange juice 
Sparkling wine to top

Directions: Combine Midsummer Solstice with orange juice and sparkling wine in a flute. Garnish with an orange slice.

 
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