Ooh La La: A First Look At Hendrick’s Gin's New GRAND CABARET

A Decadent Gin from the Cabinet of Curiosities…

Just in time for spring, Hendrick’s Gin has introduced GRAND CABARET, its newest limited release from Master Distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities. With GRAND CABARET, decadent stone fruit takes center stage and sweet herbs pirouette the palette to make for a sensory feast that’s indulgent, yet light as silk. 

Gracie has long been tantalized by the notion of experimenting with unusual combinations of botanicals, though as the fifth release from the Cabinet of Curiosities in the United States, GRAND CABARET marks the first time she’s wandered into the world of stone fruits. After reading about stone fruit spirits that gained popularity at fashionable celebrations in Paris in the early 1900s, Gracie was incredibly intrigued by eau de vie, a distilled fruit-based spirit that was served with a dash of gin and scented with rose. 

“There’s something to be enthralled by everywhere we look, and this time I was captivated by historical recipes for indulgent stone fruit spirits, eau de vies, peach schnapps, and cherry liqueurs that were in vogue in the 1900s,” says Gracie. “I experimented with these flavors a bit and found that when you put them together, they produce a rich cabaret of notes that are both bright and light, ultimately serving as the inspiration behind this latest release.”

A seduction to the senses, Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET is designed to appeal to free-spirited souls seeking a wildly indulgent, yet refreshing spirit for glorious gatherings of all manner. Stone fruit flavors unite with ripples of light and fruity freshness, resulting in a decadently delicious, pleasurable expression. The classic juniper character of Hendrick’s Gin is naturally enhanced by the soft sweetness and delightful fruitiness of stone fruit, rounded out by aromatic herbs which accentuate the freshness of Hendrick’s signature cucumber notes. 

“It’s fascinating to explore the history of cocktail culture and how it has evolved over time, but gathering over a great drink will never go out of style,” says Vance Henderson, Hendrick’s National Ambassador. “There’s no one better than Lesley to bring the peculiar Hendrick’s flair to stone fruit flavors that were all the rage at the turn of the 20th Century and formulate it for the modern imbiber.”

He continued, “GRAND CABARET is refreshing, it’s vibrant, and unapologetically bold – it can take on so many personalities when mixed into a cocktail. It’s divine in a simple gin & tonic, but also delivers on exuberance and dances on your tongue when paired with sparkling wine in the GRAND CABARET Spritz Royale.” 

The Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET bottle bursts onto the scene with a luxurious purple hue, and the signature apothecary bottle is adorned with an eclectic mix of intriguing icons, including a stunning chandelier – a nod to the extravagant gatherings which inspired the liquid’s creation. Hendrick’s releases only one limited-edition expression from its Cabinet of Curiosities at a time, so indulge while you can. Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET is bottled at 43.4% ABV with a $39.99 SRP. 

Check out some killer cocktail recipes based with Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET below.

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET Spritz Royale 


  • 1.5 Parts Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 1.5 Parts Cranberry Juice
  • 0.75 Part Lime Juice
  • 0.75 Part Simple Syrup
  • Top with Champagne or Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish with a Cucumber Round and Orange Twist

Method: Combine ingredients in a champagne glass over ice and top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a cucumber round and orange twist. 

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET Fizz de Vie 


  • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 0.75 Part Simple Syrup 
  •  0.75 Part Fresh Lemon
  • 0.5 Part Grape Juice
  • Top with Champagne
  • Cucumber Tongue, Grapes & Fresh Mint Sprig to Garnish

Method: Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir gently. Garnish with a cucumber tongue, grapes and a mint sprig.

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET Cobbler Punch 


  • 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 0.75 part Fresh Lemon
  • 0.5 part Peach Nectar
  • 0.5 part Simple Syrup
  • 3 Dashes Cherry Bitters
  • Top with Dry Champagne
  • Skewered Cucumber Ribbon, Cherry & Peach Slices to Garnish

Method: Combine ingredients in a punch bowl over a block of ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir gently. Garnish cocktail with cucumber ribbon and a cherry.

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET & Tonic

Created by Hendrick’s Gin East Coast Ambassador, Erik Andersson


  • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 5 Parts Premium Tonic*
  • Cucumber for Garnish

Method: Build in a highball glass over ice and garnish with cucumber slices. Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret & Tonic is a fruitier variation of the classic G&T

*For a Cabaret & Sonic, replace half of the tonic with club soda. 

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET Fizz

Created by Hendrick’s Gin East Coast Ambassador, Erik Andersson


  • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 1 Part Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 Parts Cranberry Juice
  • Splash of Club Soda

Method: Build all in a highball glass over ice and garnish with cucumber slices. 

Hendrick’s GRAND CABARET Negroni

Created by Hendrick’s Gin East Coast Ambassador, Erik Andersson


  • 1 Part Hendrick’s Gin GRAND CABARET
  • 1 Part Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Part Campari
  • Orange Slice to Garnish

Method: Build all ingredients in a rocks glass over ice, stir well, and garnish with an orange slice. The Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret Negroni is a wonderfully fruity variation of this classic Italian cocktail.