Don’t miss the Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher

The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher is the nation’s capital for the next few days, Dec. 13 to 16, and wants to show off its cocktail dressing skills just for you.

Washingtonians can catch the 38-foot-long, over the top cucumber slicer and Hendrick’s Ambassador Mark Stoddard tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Blind Whino arts space: a historic church-turned performance venue in Southwest D.C. The event is open to attendees age 21 and older. Tickets are available online for $18 and include an open bar for Hendrick’s cocktails.

The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher relies upon an elaborate system of pneumatic tubing, interlocking gears and rotating blades to slice up to 18 cucumbers per hour. “It’s not the most efficient way to garnish a cocktail,” explained Stoddard, “but we do believe it is the most spectacular.”

The D.C. visit is part of nationwide tour to promote Hendrick’s Gin, which has been a top rated spirit since its launch in 1999.

On Thursday and Friday nights, the Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher will be at The Wharf.  It will also be making appearances during the day at various historical landmarks.

Members of the public with the good fortune to spy The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher on the road are encouraged to photograph the vehicle immediately (lest no one believe them) and post it using #HendricksGrandGarnisher hashtag and by tagging @HendricksGin.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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