Occurring only every four years, Leap Day comes with a variety of celebrations. From food specials to celebratory freebies, Leap Day brings many reasons to raise a glass. The February 29 date brings some
Dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Leap Day was created to keep the calendar in sync. This extra day helps to offset the scientific blip in the Earth’s revolution and the calendar. Whether it is a reason to celebrate, a day of rest or a just another day, February 29 shouldn’t go unmarked.
In some cultures, Leap Day has brought about a few traditional. In Irish cultures, Leap Day was the day when women proposed to men. The reversed scenario giving women the empowerment to choose their fate is deserving of a bold libation. Hendrick’s Gin has created such a cocktail.
As an agent to the world of curious, Hendrick’s Gin has curated a cocktail that is reason to toast Leap Day. The Code Quantum cocktail is inspired by the rare astronomical occurrence and contrary traditions. The cocktail’s bold red hue and deep flavors symbolize daring, yet romantic gestures that happen on Leap Day, like women proposing to men.
Are you ready to toast Leap Day?
The Code Quantum
- 3 parts Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 part Amaro Montenegro
- 1 part fresh lemon juice
- 1 part Grenadine
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs
Method: Combine all ingredients in the shaker, shake vigorously and strain in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig.