Forget cash and cards, you’re invited to participate in the Hendrick’s Gin cucumber exchange at participating outlets across South Africa in celebration of World Cucumber Day

Ah, the cucumber – a humble hero, if you ask us. As World Cucumber Day – commemorated annually on June 14 – approaches, the team at Hendrick’s Gin have something truly exciting in store. Just as the cucumber celebrates the amazing and unusual liquid that is Hendrick’s, you will be able to celebrate this unusual companionship by participating in the Hendrick’s cucumber exchange – turning cucumbers to currency.

Hendrick’s wishes to spread appreciation for cucumbers everywhere by once again transforming the humble green fruit into an exchangeable currency that allows you to retrieve a delectable Hendrick’s & Tonic at participating outlets across South Africa. Yes, you read right – bring a cucumber and receive a Hendrick’s and Tonic. Marvelous, isn’t it?

Hendrick’s Gin has always held the cucumber in the highest regard. The spirit’s unusual distillation process includes an infusion of rose and cucumber, which yields an extraordinarily smooth gin that is a rare union of lightness and complexity.  Not only that, but there is simply no better way to top off a Hendrick’s cocktail than with a slice of the little green garnish cut from the same fruit that gives Hendrick’s its pleasingly unusual flavour.

“Following the success we have experienced previously when it comes to converting cucumbers to currency, we once again invite those with curious minds and a predisposition for escaping the conventional to participate in this marvelous celebration of Hendrick’s Gin’s cucumbrous infusion. Unfortunately, counterfeit cucumbers will not be accepted,” says Shaun Stemmett, brand manager for Hendrick’s Gin in South Africa.

‘Cucumber Exchange’ will run from 14 May till 14 June at select participating outlets.

For more information on World Cucumber Day please visit

Please enjoy the unusual responsibly.

Bars participating in ‘Cucumber Exchanger’:


Jozi Gin Morningside

Baron & Quail

Karoo Bar & Grill

Culture Club

Carbon Bistro

Tonic Linden

O11 Baron Dainfern

Life Grand Mall of the South


Local Grill

Wood & Fire

No 89

Capital Craft Centurion 

Capital Craft Pretoria

Terms and conditions:

The ‘Cucumber Exchange’ offer will run till the 14thof June.

Those wishing to participate in ‘Cucumber Hour’ must be over 18 and have proof of identification.

Only one drink per person can be purchased at the participating bar(s).

The cucumber is not legal tender and may only be exchanged for a single measure of Hendrick’s and Tonic.

The offer will only be available in participating bars, detailed above.

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