Batch & Bottle
Batch & Bottle

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Batch & Bottle Hendrick's Gin Martini

Batch & Bottle Hendrick's Gin Martini is the first in William Grant & Sons new range of pre-batched cocktails. But this is no mere bottled cocktail, it is a cocktail "curiously crafted" by the Master Distiller of Hendrick's in collaboration with five of the world's leading bars.

The concept behind Batch & Bottle was to elevate consumers' home drinking by producing bottled cocktails that utilise the blending skills of Master Blenders, in the case of Hendrick's, also working with bartenders from world-renowned bars.

To create the Batch & Bottle Gin Martini, Hendrick's Master Distiller, Ms. Lesley Gracie, sought inspiration from and colaborated with Brujas, (Mexico), Maybe Sammy (Australia), Nauticus (Scotland), Nutmeg & Clove (Singapore) and Yaldy (Germany).

A Martini is an occasion, it's opulence, it's a treat. A Martini is clean, elegant, refined. It's a drink that should be enjoyed by everyone, but they aren't for the faint-hearted.

Kyle Jamieson, Co-owner of Nauticus, 2021

If you can't visit these bars, you can still enjoy a martini they had a hand in creating in the comfort of your own home.

  1. Simply place a bottle of Batch & Bottle Hendrick's Gin Martini in your freezer for at least 30 minutes to ensure ice-cold.
  2. Then simply pour into a suitably luxurious glass.
  3. Consider garnishing with an olive, lemon zest twist, a slither of cucumber (as recommended by Ms. Gracie), or even just a rose petal.
  4. Relax and enjoy.

Each bottle contains six "delightfully uncomplicated" serves.
For more information see batchandbottlecocktails.com

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Creating Batch & Bottle
Hendrick's Gin Martini

The two essential ingredients in any martini are vermouth and gin. Ms. Gracie has undoubtedly mastered the distilling of Hendrick's Gin and due to her longstanding fascination with wormwood, the chief botanical in vermouth, she has been playing with her own Hendrick's vermouth concoction for some time. However, to create a bottled ready-to-pour martini of the style and quality served in one of the world's top bars, Ms. Gracie sought expert inputs from top bars from around the world.

Each bar developed three delectably delicious variations of a Hendrick's Martini exploring unusual ingredients often unique to their location. Inspired by these creations, Ms. Gracie worked with Ally Martin, Hendrick's Global Ambassador, to develop the Batch & Bottle Hendrick's Gin Martini drawing on the best of the different flavour elements presented and seeking feedback from the bars at every step.

It's fascinating that each bar had such a wildly different take on what made the perfect martini. It sent me down a rabbit hole of flavour discovery, experimenting endlessly with different ingredients and flavour combinations. I took inspiration from all of the ingredients they used and worked to pull together common themes, finding the best bits of all of them to include in this final concoction. The finished liquid is creative and yet classic, and such a smooth and exquisite drink. There's a nod to all of those top bars in there, and some really interesting botanicals that make for a delicious, balanced drink! Now that it's bottled, this will be my go-to at-home martini.

Ms. Lesley Gracie
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We chose to work with these illustrious bars to bring the bar experience into the home– after all, nobody knows how to craft a martini better than the finest bartenders in the world. To create the final martini, each bar worked alongside Ms. Gracie and I, honing and developing the recipe with ingredients that inspired them. We then cherry-picked our favourite parts of each recipe, which resulted in a cocktail that celebrates each bar's unique take on the perfect martini. From the citrus elements of Yaldy, the green notes shown to us by Brujas and Nauticus, to the more floral tones of Nutmeg & Clove and Maybe Sammy, each of the bars has left its own unique mark on this martini. This cocktail is an exquisite expression of their perfect Hendrick's martini.

Ally Martin

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Five bars original recipes

Maybe Sammy, Australia
Hendrick's say: "Maybe Sammy was selected as it is one of Ally's favourite expressions of a martini bar. They create perfectly crafted classic drinks in a style that is both incredibly classic, but also fun, upbeat, and exciting. Lesley was inspired by the floral notes they contributed."

ency 32 imageMartini #1
40ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Oscar Bianco
15ml Beetroot Shrub
5ml Derrumbes Mezcal
5ml St. Germain

Martini #2
40ml Hendrick's Gin
25ml Noilly Prat Chamomile Pepper
10ml Cedarwood
1 dash Peychaud's bitters

Martini #3
35ml Cocchi Rosa
35ml Hendrick's Gin
5ml Italicus
5ml Rose geranium syrup
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Yaldy, Germany
Hendrick's say: "A great, relatively new cocktail bar in Frankfurt, which uses modern equipment and techniques. It has a strong Asian influence with some of their cocktails particularly leaning towards the citrus side, which Lesley took inspiration from for the final liquid blend."

ency 22 imageMartini #1
40ml Hendrick's Gin
20ml Lemon verbena infused spirit with 44% alc./vol.
20ml Akashi Thai yuzu sake
5ml Merlet Crème de Peche

Martini #2
40ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Spruce and fig leaf distillate
20ml Ferdinand's white vermouth

Martini #3
50ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Yaldy falernum
20ml Ferdinand's dry vermouth
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Nauticus, Scotland
Hendrick's say: "An inventive cocktail bar in Edinburgh that focuses on Scottish products and takes Scottishness in an entirely modern direction. Their recipes included lots of fresh, green herbs that are local to Scotland and Lesley took plenty of inspiration from that into the final blend."

ency 18 imageMartini #1 Tropical
50ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Housemade pineapple weed bub infused GB vermouth
10ml Housemade tropical tincture (lemon, grapefruit & orange peels with fresh pineapple weed buds and voddie)
2.5ml Sugar syrup
3 drops Saline solution

Martini #2
50ml Hendrick's Gin
12.5ml Fresh herb cordial
10ml GB vermouth
Fresh herb garnish

Martini #3
50ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml GB vermouth
15ml pickle brine
Pickled cucumber garnish

Nutmeg & Clove, Singapore
Hendrick's say: "Nutmeg & Clove in Singapore is hugely influential internationally and known for the inventive culinary approach they take to cocktails and food pairings. Lesley was inspired by the floral elements in the martinis they created."

ency 41 imageMartini #1
60ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Housemade Torch Ginger Flower Vermouth
5ml White Grapes Vinegar
5ml Lychee Liqueur
1 Dash Plum Bitters

Martini #2
60ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Housemade chrysanthemum vermouth
5ml White grape vinegar
5ml Lychee liqueur
3 dashes Oolong tea bitters

Martini #3
50ml Hendrick's Gin
10ml Cucumber vermouth
5ml Rosewater
5ml Lychee liqueur
1 dash Citrus bitters

Brujas, Mexico
Hendrick's say: "Mexico has an incredible garden of ingredients in terms of biodiversity and Hendrick's wanted to work with a bar that had a real understanding of that. Brujas is a brilliant, female-led bar in Mexico City creating exceptional martinis."

ency 11 imageMartini #1 "Lemon Verbena Forest"
45ml Hendrick's Gin
45ml Hendrick's Orbium with an olive oil and lemon verbena fat wash
10ml Vermouth Bianco Cinzano
1 dash saline solution
Garnish: Lemon verbena flower or lemon peel and a zest of lemon peel

Martini #2 "Southside Martini"
60 ml Hendrick's Gin
15 ml Vermouth Extra Dry Noilly Prat
15 ml Mint and honey tincture
Garnish: One mint leaf

Martini #3
60 ml Hendrick's Gin
10 ml Dolin Extra Dry and Lillet Blanc 50/50 mix infused with Hoja Santa
2 sprays Hendrick's Absinthe