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Flavor Combo! Hendrick’s Gin x Katz’s Delicatessen Gin-Inspired Pickled Cucumbers

A collaboration like none before.

The good folks over at Hendrick’s Gin are back, and they return with something incredible. Today the gin creators have aligned with Katz’s Delicatessen for a unique collaboration, creating a limited-edition run of gin-inspired pickled cucumbers. The concoction was inspired by an April Fool’s joke, offering a half-sour pickle infused with botanicals and cucumbers.

Jake Dell, owner of Katz’s Delicatessen, and Hendrick’s Master Distiller Lesley Gracie developed the pickle to be enjoyed with a pastrami sandwich. Katz drew on five generations of pickling experience, formulating a 72-hour two-step brining process. A half-sour brine mix of whole juniper berries and cubeb berries incorporates botanical flavors, and the cucumbers will continue to pickle in the jar.

Lesley Gracie stated: “The signature expression of Hendrick’s Gin is the curious yet marvelous infusion of our eleven botanicals in addition to rose and cucumber.” She added, “Naturally, pickles, the cousin of our beloved cucumber, effortlessly blend with our gin’s rich and intricate spirit. The botanicals take on remarkably compatible sensory characteristics when pickled, and we’re relishing this opportunity to collaborate on such an exciting endeavor.”

Jake Dell also opened up about the collaboration. He stated: “To create this particular pickle concoction, we experimented with a variety of botanicals to marry the unique flavor profiles of Hendrick’s and the Katz’s half-sour pickle. Ultimately, the key to creating the distinct and balanced taste of the pickles was emphasizing coriander in the brine, a common ingredient in Katz’s pickles & Hendrick’s Gin.”

The Hendrick’s Gin x Katz’s Delicatessen Gin-Inspired Pickled Cucumbers will be available on Katz’s website for a limited time on September 27, with pre-launch sign-up now available. Katz’s will also serve the pickles as a special menu item. Head over to Hendrick’s Gin and Katz’s Delicatessen to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the food & drink menu coming soon.

Photos via Hendrick’s Gin

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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