As June 14th approaches, the question on everyone’s mind is: what to do for World Cucumber Day? A garden party? A beach picnic? A barefoot stroll in a belfry?
We caught up with the inspiration and instigator of this most hallowed and unusual of traditions outside his taxidermist’s parlour to find out what he’d be up to on June 14th. Turns out our viridescent friend has quite the schedule.
“I think early in the day I will sprout up in Istanbul to keep everyone cool as, well, me.” The lush-faced star of the day then added: “But you can find me everywhere. From Mexico City, where I will be swimming in Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic with my life partner Rose. Then we will hop on our private airship and cruise to Amsterdam for refreshments. We really want to plant the seed for this to be a perennial day of celebration.”
The verdant celebrity then added that the day would come to a close with his love Miss Rose, at The Darling Mansion in Toronto, with a delightfully decadent cocktail soiree.
Should you be unavailable to join, perhaps you will enjoy this libation elsewhere:
Cocktail: The Featherless Boa
1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
0.5 oz Cocchi Americano
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Honey Syrup
The tiniest pinch of salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin. Fill with ice and shake hard for 8-10 seconds. Strain the drink over fresh ice in a cucumber wrapped (inside the glass, no need for juicy fingers) old fashioned glass. Tilt your head back and enjoy.
*Our guest was photographed at a secret location on a private island in a secluded part of the world. We would love to tell you who designed his incredible outfit but we have sworn to secrecy. Apologies to all of the fans yearning to look as dapper as this gent.
Post in collaboration with Hendrick’s Gin and PMA Canada. Please drink responsibly.