Hendrick’s Gin-A Delightfully Curious Balloon Launch at SDPC

This past Monday at The Club, the fun didn’t stop after Sunday polo! The San Diego Polo Club played host to the rather whimsical Hendrick’s Gin for a night of curious frivolity surrounding the unveiling of the eccentric brand’s first ever hot air balloon.  Hendrick’s gin is far from the ordinary as each batch is made in small, controlled quantities to ensure a perfect infusion of both rose and cucumber.   This Scottish distilled gin took aficionados to new heights in their ever-peculiar hot air balloon while setting the world record for the highest cocktail shaken midflight.  Once at the San Diego Polo Club, the Hendrick’s balloon, equipped with an on deck bar, offered tethered rides to guests.

In addition to delightfully jovial balloon rides, guests were also served wonderfully crafted Hendrick’s concoctions, fondly referred to as tipples.  The Polo Pavilion emanated the enigmatic atmosphere of the night with servers decked out in era-appropriate suspenders and top hats complete with antique furniture and trunks.  Onlookers sipped on marvelously garnished preparations such as The Aviation and Hendrick’s and Tonic while watching a captivating polo demonstration of agility, athleticism, and horsemanship by The Club’s Kimo Huddleston.  

The night didn’t stop with the setting sun; rather guests took to the field in spirited matches of golf cart polo.  To augment the festivities, The Club’s professional polo players were behind the wheel driving Hendrick’s guests in a rambunctious manner up and down the polo field.

Hendrick’s gin is undeniably a brand that prides itself on being mindful of even the most minute of details as was reflected in this high-spirited event of whimsical proportions.  The San Diego Polo Club was delighted to play host to such a creative, imaginative, ingenious brand.  In fact, SDPC coordinates special events all year along. If you are interested, please contact us at for more information!