Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities

If it isn’t their famed refined courtship clinics educating the sexes about etiquette, or Victorian titillation with gentlemen in dapper jackets and fair maidens, or an afternoon tea with the Adventurists and the inimitable explorer Jon Muir, Hendrick’s Gin always succeed in finding inventive ways to market a “most unusual gin” and have a jolly good time with it.

Hendrick's Gin Theatre of Curiosities

Midgets at the door, stilt walkers and a spooky setting the tone for Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities. Live theatre, copious amounts of Hendrick’s Gin cocktails and a bewildered audience made for an extraordinary event at a secret location unravelled as Slide, home of live cabaret in Sydney’s Oxford Street. To satisfy the voyeurs, here is a titillating peek at some of the highlights.

Warning: some images may be disturbing. Not recommended for sensitive viewers.

Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Blind Beggar Punch
Blind Beggar Punch
DJ — Meow
DJ — Meow
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hulala
Hulala
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
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Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
Hendrick’s Gin Theatre of Curiosities
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Blind Beggar Punch
Blind Beggar Punch
Elderflower Collins
Elderflower Collins
Blind Beggar Punch
Blind Beggar Punch
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Cocktails delighted guests throughout the night, from the light and fruity Blind Beggar Punch to the more classical and potent Hendrick’s Gin Martinez which can be replicated with the recipes below.

Blind Beggar Punch* (makes 3 L)300ml puree Raspberries
1 litre Hendrick’s
1 litre Cranberry
350ml Gomme
7.5ml Rose water or to taste
350ml Lemon juicePunch bowl with fresh raspberries and rose petals inside.* named after famous Whitechapel tavern in London.
Elderflower Collins45ml Hendrick’s Gin
15ml Saint Germain Elderflower Liquor
25ml Fresh lemon Juice
5ml Crawley Gomme Syrup
50 ml soda water from GunShake all ingredients except soda pour over cubed ice top soda stir, garnish and serve in a 12 oz Collins Glass or Slim Jim. Garnish with a cucumber spear and Mint sprig
Hendrick’s Gin Clover Club60ml Hendrick’s
30ml Lemon juice
15ml Raspberry Syrup
15ml Pasteurized egg whiteAdd all ingredients over ice in Shaker, shake vigorously strain, garnish and serve in a Frozen Coupe martini glass. Garnish cucumber slice and rose petal.
Hendrick’s Gin Martinez20 ml Hendrick’s
40 ml Carpano Antica formula
5ml Luxardo Marascino
3 drops fee brothers orange bittersStir all ingredients over cubed ice martini style, double strain and serve in a Frozen Coupe martini glass. Garnish Lemon twist and Cucumber slice.

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

10 Comments:

  1. Love all things circus! And gin… ;)

  2. Oh, was that just Cat Woman I saw?! LOL This must’ve been a fun night especially watching the show a wee but drunk :)

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