The inspiration for Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice was the uncanny intensity of floral aromas during the summer solstice – hence its unique name. To capture this intensity, Hendrick’s created an unexpectedly aromatic gin that emanates the essence of an entire bouquet of summer flowers.

The most unusual gin welcomed cycling enthusiasts at its extraordinarily floral corner set up on Poseidonio Square, with unusual, tailor-made, flower-weaved headbands, flatcaps and other hats that further accentuated the event’s vintage atmosphere. The “tweeders” rode their bikes on a unique seaside trail into the island’s countryside, ending up at the Old Port of Spetses for an atmospheric picnic, where they were refreshed with Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin & Tonics and took in views of the Saronic Gulf to mellow jazz tunes.

A few hours later, after touching up their hair and makeup at the dedicated Hendrick’s powder room in the stately lobby of Poseidonion Grand Hotel, the perfectly groomed guests had the time of their lives at the evening swing party, dancing like no tomorrow to the retro set put together by DJ Nua, and enjoying three different Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice cocktails – all of them little hymns to the complexity of taste and the delight of the extraordinary.

During a very successful long weekend, Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin brought out the vintage character of the island of Spetses, leaving guests with the best memories of an era long gone.

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