We know that Valentine’s Day gift ideas involving cucumbers can be interesting, but hear us out.

Roses for Valentine’s Day are nice, but as a certain Prada-wearing editor will say, it’s groundbreaking — not. When you couple that with cucumbers and Hendrick’s Gin though, it’s a whole different situation. For the month of love, the unusual gin brand is offering a gift set so you and your significant other can celebrate together and make it a boozy affair. If you’re living together, have a quiet night in with a delivered dinner. But if you’re living in different districts, we say set up a video call and toast to your love with this gift set.

Before you check out the offerings below, we leave you with two cocktail recipes you can make for each other that are Hendrick’s Gin-based, naturally.

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Kissed By A Rose

Ingredients:

  • 1 part (45ml) Hendrick’s Gin
  • 20ml jasmine tea syrup (Steep 40g Jasmine tea leaves in 1L of boiling water, strain and add white sugar to taste. Mix until incorporated)
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 3 dashes of Rosewater
  • 8 pcs of fresh mint sprigs
  • 3 slices of fresh cucumber

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice, shake and strain and pour into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with cucumber slices and mint sprigs.

Rose Tinted Glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 part (45ml) Hendrick’s Gin
  • 30ml Grapefruit juice
  • 15ml Rose syrup
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • 45ml soda water/sparkling rose wine
  • 3 slices of fresh cucumber
  • 1 grapefruit peel

Method: 

  • Combine all ingredients in a highball glass. Add ice and stir until combined.
  • Garnish with cucumber slices and grapefruit peel.

Hendrick’s Gin Bloom Box

valentine's day gift ideas

The brand is offering a limited-edition Hendrick’s Gin Bloom Box (RM270), in collaboration with Boozeat and TheGoodstuff. Within this bloom box, you’ll find a 700ml bottle of Hendrick’s Gin nestled in a box of preserved flowers — including roses. It’s the gift of eternal bloom – just like your love – with good drinks on the side. Pre-orders begin on January 25th to be delivered at your selected timing on February 14th.

(Hero & featured image credit: Unsplash/ Nikita Tikhomirov)

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.