After a wondrous trio of evenings in Houston, Hendrick’s Gin packed their peculiar array of items and ventured westward to San Francisco, setting up camp at the historically rich Swedish American Hall on Market Street.
As was the case in Houston, there were curiosity inducing areas where guests could partake in guided cocktail exercises and learn about the history of gin, tipples and punch while being welcomed into the delightfully peculiar world of Hendrick’s Gin by a scintillating cast of characters.
Adding some local San Francisco flavor, Hendrick’s Brand Ambassador to the Western United States, Mark Stoddard, created a new version of the Hendricks Gin Travelling Punch. Named ‘The King Philip’ after a preserved ship wreck on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, the punch feature local season ingredients and is the perfect libation for a “Voyage Into the Unusual”.
Hendrick’s Gin Traveling Punch – San Francisco Edition – The King Philip
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Blueberry Tea
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
1 part Creme de Myrtille
1 dash of Fee Brothers Blueberry Bitters
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
1/3 part Demerara/lemon oleosaccharum**
1 part chilled soda water
Garnish: Mint Sprigs, Local Blueberries and Local Strawberries
Combine ingredients except for soda water in a punch bowl, add ice and stir. Top with soda water and garnish.
Take whole lemon peels and muddle with demerara sugar 3 hours in advance of event. Then stir in 1/2 of the lemon juice to dissolve the sugar.
Garnish with blueberries, strawberry slices, and mint tips.
1 bag per 16 OZ of hot water steeped and chilled until the punch needs to be mixed.