HENDRICK’S is always looking for new ways to be innovative. And this is how Quinetum was invented. It has been created for the world’s best bartenders to experiment with in cocktails. And this how WhisQuin was invented!
HENDRICK’S is always looking for new ways to be innovative and a little unusual. Quinetum has been created for the world’s best bartenders to experiment with in the creation of marvellous cocktails. Crafted in-house in Girvan, Quinetum is the new cordial created by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie – a delightful mixture of quinine and several natural extracts and distillates from a combination of fine botanicals: lavender, orange, orange blossom, wormwood and holy thistle. Created with a base of glycerol and a small amount of sugar syrup and citric acid, the product is 4% ABV. Lesley Gracie and the HENDRICK’S team were inspired by the work of Thomas Whiffen, a pioneering mathematician and chemist. Thomas Whiffen developed the use of quinine and its related products at a chemical factory where he worked in the nineteenth century.
Since I was among the lucky Greeks who were able to taste Quinetum upon its arrival in Athens, I tried it in a few cocktails and I must say that I was really surprised. Finally I came up with the WhisQuin cocktail. Read the recipe below:
- 40 ml Hendrick’s Gin
- 15 ml Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon whiskey
- 20 ml Quinetum
- 15 ml fresh lemon juice
- 40 ml organic 100% pressed pineaple juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill the shaker with plenty of ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel or a mint sprig.