How To Celebrate World Cucumber Day 2021
We're keeping cool as a cucumber this 14th of June 2021. On this seemingly nondescript Monday, the world gears itself to celebrate Cucumber Day: an annual celebration in honour of the unapologetic fruit best known for its ability to de-puff eyebags and add zing to iced water. Admittedly, there may be more on your mind than cucumbers, but after the year we've all had, you deserve a reason to celebrate—and if the reason for this is cucumbers, then so be it. Here's everything we're planning on doing come 14 June!
1/4 Relaxing with a glass of Hendrick's Gin
It's not a celebration unless we have a drink in hand. For World Cucumber Day, we're opting for the Hendrick's Gin, a super premium spirit best known for its distinguished tastes of cucumber and rose. Delightfully aromatic yet bizarre in the best way, Hendrick's Gin is distilled in small quantities in Scotland. Though its most recognisable bouquets are of cucumber and rose, there are 11 other botanicals that make up this carefully distilled drink.
Charmaine Thio, Southeast Asia's Brand Ambassador for Hendrick's Gin, says: "The infusion of cucumber in Hendrick’s Gin makes for a concoction that is delightfully peculiar yet extraordinarily inviting. All that’s left is for curious minds to join us in the wondrous possibilities World Cucumber Day has to offer. I hope that this provides a welcome diversion from our daily routines and I can’t wait to see how gin lovers embrace the unusual in their cucumber-fuelled celebrations this year.”
Hendrick's Gin is perfect for adventurous drinkers and curious gourmands, though admittedly the close-minded may opt to shy away. Nevertheless, these refreshing yet bold characteristics are what make this unapologetic tipple much beloved in the eyes of its enthusiasts. Best served with tonic—and a side of cucumber, of course.
2/4 Exploring a cool new world with Hendrick's Gin
Hendrick's Gin Southeast Asia (SEA) transports us to a world of green with their new augmented reality (AR) filter. You can use your smartphone to transform the most mundane panoramas into a whimsical new world of cucumbers galore. Have fun as you explore this new landscape, and take a selfie of yourself or your friends with it. Post it on your Instagram stories and tag @hendricksginsea for a chance to win a crate full of exciting Hendrick's and Tonic essentials. Contest will run from World Cucumber Day (14 June 2021) up until 21 June 2021. Winners will be contacted via direct message.
Check out the AR filter here.
3/4 Cooking healthy with cucumber
One of the best things about cucumbers is its many health benefits. While they're low in calories, cucumbers are packed to the brim with vitamins and antioxidants, making them a guilt-free indulgence. For World Cucumber Day, we're preparing our favourite foods with cucumber-centric recipes. We'll start off with a delightful cucumber and onion salad, before heading off to explore the Mediterranean palate with beef kebabs and a side of cucumber. Of course, we'll finish off the meal with a tumbler of Hendrick's Gin to truly cap off a delicious meal. Yum!
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4/4 Treating ourselves to a spa day at home—with cucumbers, of course
Apparently, it's not just a rom-com trope. Putting cucumbers on your eyes is a form of self-care and can be beneficial to tired peepers. They hydrate the eyes and also have a cooling effect on the skin. Not only that but they're also great for sunburns! Simply make a paste by blending cucumbers and then applying it to red or peeling skin; this soothes burns and deters inflammation.
Celebrate World Cucumber Day with a drink of Hendrick's Gin in one hand and a cucumber in the other! It's sure to be the best celebration yet this year.
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For more information on World Cucumber Day, visit hendricksgin.com. Watch their video campaign here or click on the photo below: