Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Libation Alert - Gin and Your Complexion

With the exception of a long night (or evening or lunch break) of passionate lovemaking, nothing will put that rosy glow on your skin like a shot of good quality gin. It is the opinion of our expert drinkers that gin is about to make a grand comeback, once the inhabitants of Peopleland realize that vodka is nothing but H2O enhanced. Recently, we held a gin tasting at our editorial offices and fell madly in love with Hendrick's Gin. Distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland by William Grant & Sons Ltd, Hendrick's infuses its witches' brew with- get ready! - rose petals and cucumbers, ingredients that all first rate esthéticiens know will yield a refreshed visage in less than 30 minutes time. Beauty and cocktails- who knew? Although we enjoyed drinking it neat (straight is word we keep at a distance here at DOLLDOM), we also enjoyed some unusual cocktails, two of which we could not resist sharing with you:
B a r b i e
(it's pink!)

2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
¾ oz. Rhubarb Puree
½ oz. Vanilla Syrup
½ oz. Gooseberry Syrup
Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a gooseberry.

1 oz Hendrick's Gin
1/2 Cucumber simple syrup
Rosé champagne
(To make cucumber simple syrup, blend 1 cucumber and 4 oz simple syrup)
Pour ingredients in order above into a champagne flute.
Stir gently before garnishing with the
cucumber garnish of your choosing.

For more recipes, visit Hendrick's Gin

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