Hendrick’s hails travelling cucumber slicing deviceBy Annie Hayes
Since Hendrick’s Gin launched its travelling cucumber slicer The Grand Garnisher in June, the device has covered more than 10,050 miles in the US – slicing upwards of 893 cucumbers.
Launched in New York as part of the brand’s World Cucumber Day celebrations on 14 June, The Grand Garnisher has visited 10 cities and garnished more than 2,000 Hendrick’s Gin cocktails.
According to Hendrick’s, the 38-foot device is powered by a hybrid diesel motor, interlocking gears, an 1800s steam engine and a penny farthing rider.
“This is the most inefficient, yet spectacular, garnishing device in all of the land,” said Hendrick’s ambassador Mark Stoddard.
“Our Grand Garnisher achieves road speeds of up to 25mph and slices 18 cucumbers per hour, thanks to our well-dressed gentleman furiously pedaling his way across the States!”
To date The Grand Garnisher has been spotted amongst iconic landmarks such as New York’s skyline, Chicago’s skyline, the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Superdome in New Orleans.
The device will continue for a further 80 days, stopping in 11 cities including San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Tampa; FL; Miami, FL; and Washington, DC.
For a full schedule of the remaining stops visit https://us.hendricksgin.com/grand-garnishers