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At Hendrick's Gin Event Guests Grab Drinks From "Monster Box"

By Jenny Berg October 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

An actor wearing a fuzzy, monster-paw-like glove handed guests drinks from behind a curtain.

Photo: Jill Tiongco Photography

On September 26 and 27, Hendrick's Gin hosted “Voyages Into the Unusual” at Chicago's Salvage One. Designed to showcase the gin and its atypical properties—the drink contains a blend of 11 botanical ingredients, for instance, as well as infusions of cucumber and rose petals—the event offered unusual methods of drink service.

At one bar, dubbed the “Monster Box,” a server wearing a fuzzy glove that resembled a monster paw stood behind a small curtain. When guests approached the curtain, the beastly hand poked through holding a drink. Several cocktails were on offer at the bar, so the particular concoction that each guest received was a surprise.

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