For gin drinkers, Lesley Gracie may be the most revered distiller in the spirits industry. In 1999, she and her colleague, John Ross, developed a gin with a delicious mix of rose, cucumber and 11 botanicals. The recipe ultimately resulted in the Hendrick’s Gin known and loved worldwide today.
As the master distiller at Hendrick’s Gin, Gracie takes her fascination with botanicals to create the best gin possible, including the brand’s newest limited release, NEPTUNIA. Influenced by the magic of the sea, Gracie created NEPTUNIA with an enticing chorus of deeply refreshing, locally sourced coastal botanicals and a smooth, bright citrus finish.
NEPTUNIA is the perfect gin-cocktail base for DC residents on days when they wish they were on a tropical island instead of in the office or working from home. After taking one sip, you can almost feel the ocean breeze upon your skin. This summer, you can find bottles of NEPTUNIA at your favorite DC retailers and can request a Hendrick’s Gin NEPTUNIA cocktail at multiple area restaurants. To celebrate the launch of NEPTUNIA, Hendrick’s Gin has partnered with seven restaurants throughout Washington, DC, where gin fans and newbies alike can imbibe in specialty cocktails created with NEPTUNIA and other invigorating ingredients.
Partner restaurants and their coordinating cocktails include Jane Jane, featuring Gorgeous Girls; Belga Café, serving Kiwi Ice; Buffalo And Bergen with We Always Have the Last Word; Suburbia Union Market, offering Frozen Froroni; Chaplin’s, featuring Tini Martini; Bar Chinois with Panche; and Dolce Vita, serving Vita 14.
When turning to NEPTUNIA for a relaxing night in, pair your cocktail with Hendrick’s Gin’s Magic-of-the-Sea Spa Kit, which brings the refreshing nature of the ocean right into your home with a submersion projector to create a visual underwater atmosphere; seashell headphones to mimic the sounds of the sea; a Scottish seaweed and rose exfoliating mask to cleanse the skin; an oceanic aromatherapy candle to evoke the smells of the Ayrshire coast; and highball glasses and octopus stirrers for a whimsical addition to your NEPTUNIA cocktail. The kit may be purchased via Hendrick’s Tiny Shop at hendrickstinyshop.com.
All sales of Magic-of-the-Sea Spa Kits will benefit Project Seagrass, with Hendrick’s Gin donating 100% of the sales from the kits to help fund the conservation of seagrass meadows and raise awareness of the critical role they play for marine life. It’s all the more reason to indulge in the kit’s self-care experience, NEPTUNIA in hand, of course.
Need ideas on how to add NEPTUNIA to your personal cocktail menu? See below to learn how to shake up your summer with these Hendrick’s Gin recipes.
NEPTUNIA Gin & Tonic
Bayside Sparkling Sangria
To learn more about NEPTUNIA, visit hendricksgin.com and follow along on social media using the hashtag #HendricksNeptunia.