And don’t forget to hold the lime. The next time you go to order that same old Gin and Tonic, make it Hendricks with sliced cucumbers and a dash of fresh cracked pepper. “What! Pepper in my drink!?” Well… yes! Gin is made from Juniper which has it’s own natural kick, but Hendrick’s Gin is also infused with rose petals and cucumber, so adding the latter actually brings out a unique and refreshing quality that you just can’t find elsewhere.

To make this simple and satisfying cocktail yourself you’ll need the following:

3-5 cucumber slices

Pepper mill

2 oz Hendrick’s Gin

5 oz tonic water

serve over ice in a high ball glass

*note that my introduction to this drink has to be credited to my friend Patrick Siegel