Spot The Hendrick’s Gin Hot Air Balloon For A Free G&T

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Hendrick's Gin Hot Air Balloon
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It’s been a year of what can only be described as the most unusual month on record, and Hendrick’s Gin wants to share in its own brand of unusual with Hendrick’s Week of Wonders. 

To kick off the week, Hendrick’s Gin will attempt to complete a feat that has never been seen in Australia, launching the Most Unusual Balloon Flight—a circus of large hot air balloons which will fly together and circle Sydney, requiring careful poise, resilience, choreography—and unique weather patterns.

Although for the balloons to take flight, it will need to be clear skies, so you can also look up and see the mighty balloon. Take a snap of the balloon for a free Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic at participating venues across the city and Parramatta. These include Potts Point Hotel, Frisco Hotel, The Tilbury, Hotel Palisade, Glenmore Hotel, Orient Hotel, Nick & Nora’s and Heritage Lounge

The balloon flight path will see it make its way across Sydney, taking off from the heart of the iconic city, Parramatta.

Should Hendrick’s Gin achieve its unique feat, the Most Unusual Balloon Flight will soar 1,300 cucumbers high in the sky which is higher than the city’s tallest building, Crown Sydney—enabling all Sydneysiders to stop, seek and snap this most ambitious event.  

As part of the Week of Wonder, those who snooze and miss out on the Most Unusual Balloon Flight, can still relinquish their boredom and enlighten their happy hour with a free tipple at participating bars. 

From Wednesday, 17 to Saturday, 20 March between 4 pm to 7 pm, peculiar penny-farthings will roam the Sydney CBD to bring an afternoon delight to the masses. Sydneysiders can collect a cucumber from curious Victoriana characters frolicking the streets and swap Hendrick’s beloved green garnish, for a complimentary cocktail at participating venues including PS40 and The Barbershop

Capping off the Week of Wonder will be Hendrick’s Peculiar Gin Garden situated at Campbells Cove, The Rocks, which will offer free cucumber sandwiches and gin and tonic’s from 2 pm to 8 pm, Thursday to Saturday.


All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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