A night of Hendrick’s Gin at Downtown’s Prohibition Supperclub & Bar


An intimate group of “industry folk” were treated to an evening of scrumptious cocktails, amuse-bouche styled light bites, and a “sneak peek” of the most amazingly, beautiful venue that downtown Houston has to offer — Prohibition Supperclub & Bar.

Hendrick’s Gin was the selected elixir of the night. Not being a huge fan of gin, I wasn’t 100% sure of what to expect, but by the end of the mixology course and tasting, I was sold and purchased my first bottle of Hendrick’s the next day.

Chris, our Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador and “taste guide,” walked us through the history behind the super premium gin and its unique botanical concoction of cucumber and rose petals. In addition to the history, we were “schooled” on the proper way to prepare a gin cocktail. We made 3 of the most yummy, “I can’t believe this is gin,” beverages.

There are 3 very important things that make Hendrick’s Gin stand out among other brands.

  1. The “botanical blend” of cucumbers and rose petals enhances the Juniper and citrus flavors providing a fresh and floral taste with a silky smooth finish.
  2. The “Tale of Two Stills” or the gin’s distillation process. Hendrick’s acquires its bodiful flavor from the Carters Head and Bennett, which, respectively describe the steaming and boiling process of the botanicals.
  3. Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, who I hear rocks a mean “business in the front, party in the back” styled hairdo, is one of the few female Master Distillers in the WORLD! Her nose is rated as one of the finest around.

HENDRICK’S CUCUMBER   LEMONADE

3 parts Hendrick’s gin

2 parts fresh lemon juice

2 parts simple syrup.

Combine it all together, top it off with sparkling water, and add a cucumber slice garnish!

 

HENDRICK’S TENURED  PUNCH

3 parts Hendrick’s Gin

2 parts fresh lemon juice

2 parts simple syrup

2 parts sparkling water

5 parts weak green tea

1 part Lillet (French aperitif wine)

Put all ingredients in a punch bowl over a block of ice, add angostura bitters to taste, garnish with cucumber wheels and lemon peels.

 

HENDRICK’S BLUEBERRY DELIGHT

3 parts Hendrick’s gin

2 parts blueberry green tea syrup

2 parts fresh lemon juice

mixed all together and top with sparkling water. Add a cucumber spear and some blueberries for presentation and flavor.

Be sure to eat the cucumbers and berries as they are soaked in gin and oh-so-good!

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar — Downtown

Prohibition was all the rave for a little while when it first opened in its original location inside the Galleria Mall. With its themed cocktails, waiters, and menu, how could this place go wrong? As a fan of the old fashioned cocktail, of which my husband says was “the best he’d had ever” and the delectable Parmesan fries and escargot, I was not a fan of the location. It was too pretentious for my blood.

So, when I heard that Prohibition had found a new home in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of my other favorite watering holes (El Big Bad, Deans Downtown and The Pastry War) “I know’d there’s a God” and that their old location was officially a thing of the past. The early 20th century themed decor, lavish chandeliers, elegantly over-sized mirrors, and beautifully-classic furniture are breathtaking to say the least.

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar was set to open this summer, but it seems as though a Fall 2014 open is more promising. If you happen to stop in, say hello to Sahrif, GM and Master Bartender Laney. They are an awesome pair of hard working young professionals.

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