Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable? If you correctly placed cucumbers in the fruit family, then you’re probably aware of this rule of thumb: seeds = fruit, seedless = vegetable. Now there’s a fun fact you probably weren’t expecting to learn today. But then again, you probably didn’t realise it’s World Cucumber Day either.
The brainchild of Hendrick’s gin, World Cucumber Day is now in its ninth year. Bars across the globe will be taking part in the celebrations with unusual drinks offers – some establishments are even accepting the humble cucumber as currency in exchange for a Hendrick’s & Tonic. In addition to these promotions, green-fingered enthusiasts are signing up for Hendrick’s cucumber-growing experiments or adopting a cucumber virtually through Facebook. You can also check out how our sister website, The Moodie Davitt Report, is “cultivating the unusual” today with Hendrick’s…
But most importantly, World Cucumber Day is the perfect excuse to kick back with a drink in hand. So if you’re travelling through major airports today, look out for the distinctive Hendrick’s Cucumber Crank, which turns whole cucumbers into thin ribbons of garnish, ready to be enjoyed in a refreshing Hendrick’s & Tonic. Beyond signature cocktails, some airports are also offering free gifts. Singapore Changi Airport is giving away a cucumber scented candle with every two bottles purchased, while at Dublin Airport and London Luton Airport, customers will receive a beautifully styled fan.
Lastly, don’t forget to share your cucumber appreciation with us using #WorldCucumberDay and #PretAirporter.