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Forget the mundane, Leave the cash and embrace Cucumber as ‘Bar Tender’ Currency

written by Yummy Team 6th June 2019
A weeklong celebration marked by delightful events to celebrate World Cucumber Day.

In a move that will cause consternation to financial markets, Hendrick’s Gin will be recognising the true value of the cucumber by transforming the humble green fruit into exchangeable monetary units between 7th (World Cucumber day)to the 14th of June 2019. 

For the second year running, the gin maker has partnered with prestigious outlets across Nairobi, to facilitate these unorthodox transactions. Select bars will accept bona fide cucumbers of any species as currency – or “bar tender” – in exchange for a refreshing Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic during a dedicated ‘Cucumber Hour’ (a perfect twist on the popular ‘cocktail hour’). 

Gin enthusiasts will be able to escape the mundane and embrace their unusual side at the following establishments

  • Hunter’s Bar at The Alchemist
  • Ankole Grill
  • The Lord Erroll
  • Tapas Bar
  • Que Pasa Karen
  • The Collective
  • Muthaiga Country Club
  • Karen Country Club
  • Hemingways
  • Villa Rosa Kempinski

Alongside, a series of Hendrick’s Gin brunches, high teas and craft cocktail evenings will be hosted throughout the week including:

  • A cucumber exchange at the Hunter’s Bar at The Alchemist on 7th June.
  • A Cocktails & Conversations themed event at the Westgate Pop Up Market on 8th June.
  • A Jazz Brunch at Hemingways on 9th June.
  • A Bar Culture Night at Tapas Bar, Westgate on Wednesday 12th June. 
  • A Hendrick’s brunch at The Karen Country Club on 15th June.
  • The celebration culminates with a celebration of World Cucumber Day on June 14th.

Hendrick’s Gin has always held the cucumber in the highest regard. The spirit’s unusual distillation process includes an infusion of rose and cucumber, which yields an extraordinarily smooth gin that is a rare union of lightness and complexity. World Cucumber Day is an annual celebration, which sees the unusual gin maker hero the remarkable fruit by adding delightful peculiarity to everyday universal things to inspire people to cultivate and embrace their unusual side.

Hendrick’s Gin invites those with a shared disposition to join them in the wondrous possibilities World Cucumber Day has to offer. Unfortunately, counterfeit cucumbers will not be accepted. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly. 


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