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


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, Truffles, Local Grill, Wood & Fire, No 89, Capital Craft Centurion, Capital Craft Pretoria


Orphanage, Burger and Lobster, Casa Del Sol, Life Grand Café, Vixi Social Café, Roast and Co, The Secret Gin Bar, Winchester Mansions, Mount Nelson Hotel


14 on Chartwell, Village Table, Katmandu, Mike’s Kitchen Umhlanga, Mike’s Kitchen Salt Rock, Hops Riverside, Fabrica Sunningdale, Robsons Ballito, Big Fish, Barrio

Terms and conditions:

The ‘Cucumber Exchange’ offer will run till the 14th of 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).

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