08 Feb 2012
I appreciate Hendricks gin the way it is - straight or on the rocks. The bouquet of roses and hints of cucumber of such a smooth gin is best not to be tempered with. I read raves about the Hendricks F. Cooler cocktail in Mezze Bistro Bar at Raffles Link (just opposite Marina Square) and I packed my gun, ready to shoot any bartenders that would destroy such a beautiful gin.
The cocktail concoction comprises of Hendricks gin, elderflower, lemon juice and strawberry, resulting in a sweet, refreshing cocktail that packs a little punch. I actually found the cocktail rather delicious but I doubt I could have another glass of that drink right after another. I'm honestly uncertain if any other gin may be used for this glass of cocktail, nonetheless, though the hints of cucumbers have sadly become unnoticeable, the fragrance of roses still did play a significant role in the palate seduction.
I had a small chat with the bar staff on why Hendricks was used instead of more "regular" gins like Bombay or Gordon's. And his reply, "because Hendricks is special". And indeed it is.