RECIPE: A Delicious Cantip & Cucumber Cooler (for Humans!)


Happy World Cucumber Day! If you feline is having a frightful time, be sure to refer to our guide to curing your cat’s fear of cucumbers. And in honour of this truly bizarre phenomena, Hendrick’s Global Brand Ambassador, Duncan McRae, has created a most unusual of cocktails – The Catnip & Cucumber Cooler. The purrrfect tipple for you, rest assured that once the cucumber is submerged in a gin and tonic, your pussy will not experience panic of any kind. Phew!


  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 20ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml Elderflower cordial
  • 8-12 Leaves of catnip
  • 20ml Cloudy apple juice
  • 50ml Fresh cucumber juice
  • 70ml Soda water


Combine Gin, lemon, elderflower and catnip in base of tall glass and muddle. Add ice, cucumber, apple juice and churn. Add more ice, top with soda and garnish with a cucumber wedge and catnip sprig.

Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.

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