28 June 2011

Hendrick’s Gin: Pop-Up Drop-In Surgery for Refined Courtship Clinic, Paddington (25 June 2011)

387 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

Gin & Tonic with manners

Thanks to Steve Stammers from Weber Shandwick for giving me a heads up on this free public event which only went for 3 days in Paddington. I’m a G&T drinker at heart so I was more than happy to try and pop in and check out this pop up promotional event. The Hendrick’s Refined Courtship Clinic was run by the entertaining Dr Humphrey SixWivs and Mrs Isabella Forlornicate. The art of how to use a fan to express your intentions for the women and the meaning of different styles of hats for the men were explained with much humor and a few laughs around the room. Keeping ‘a cucumbers distance’ when greeting someone was quite funny. Apparently only Hendrick’s is made with infusions of cucumber and rose petals so I guess that’s why it goes so well with a slice of cucumber instead of a slice of fresh lime which I’m used to having with other brands.

Sydney public opening dates were:
Thursday, 23 June (2 pm – 8 pm)
Friday, 24 June (2 pm – 8 pm)
Saturday, 23 June (12 pm – 8 pm)

Other Hendrick's Gin events:
12 Nov 2011 - The Adventurists' Afternoon Tea with Jon Muir
25 June 2011 - Refined Courtship Clinic

PROS: Free G&T sample and high tea snacks, Fun atmosphere, Entertaining lessons in how to court the old fashioned way
CONS: Small space so got quite cosy at times, Only went for 3 days
MUST TRY: Keeping a cucumbers distance to be a gentleman

A few video snippets of the event

Hendrick's Gin & Tonic with fresh cucumber — just what the doctor ordered

Cucumber sandwiches

Scotch butter shortbread biscuits I believe — perhaps Walkers

Our hosts Mrs Isabella Forlornicate and Dr Humphrey SixWivs — love the names!

Kiss me

Fan action lesson

Hat action

Keeping a cucumbers distance when greeting HEHE

All you need for a nice night in

Anyone for a bath of cucumber, rose petals and 100 litres of Hendrick's perhaps?

Herbs and spices


Pick a hat to suit your personality — go for the red one!

Street entrance

Goodie bag of Hendrick's Gin, Cocktail recipe book and merchandise


chopinandmysaucepan said...

I like the occasional G & T although I prefer whisky but I'm not sure about the cucumber though!

Simon Leong said...

hi chopinandmysaucepan, the cucumber goes so well with Henrick's Gin — you'll have to try it.

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