Freeing Feeling of the Sea Bottled in a Gin

Hendrick’s Gin is bringing a new, delectably refreshing limited-edition release gin to New Zealanders from master distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

NEPTUNIA captures the enchanting magic of the sea in spirit form, using a mysterious blend of refreshing Scottish coastal botanicals to result in a smooth, bright citrus finish with a deliciously distant sea breeze.

Unmistakably Hendrick’s, Neptunia is based on the classic round Hendrick’s house style and adds another wave of flavour. The unconventional, intriguing ode to the sea emanates from the curious mind of Ms. Lesley Gracie who plays around with botanicals, combining them to recreate certain sensations. 

You have that distinctive fresh character of coastal herbs, depth of flavour from the sea botanicals and an unmistakable clean, bright citrus finish that lifts and lightens in a round, refreshing way that makes it Hendrick’s,” said Gracie. 

Landing just in time for Spring here in New Zealand, Hendrick’s Neptunia is exquisite with tonic and a slice of cucumber. Kiwis can try the limited-edition drop for themselves at The Undersea Imaginarium – an underwater-inspired pop-up dinner and matched cocktail experience at Milenta and Shy Guy. 

Running for just two weeks, the nautical six-course dinner and cocktail experience is complete with performance art and DJ. Fantasy meets food, with an immersive seafood menu designed by Milenta Chef Elie Assaff, to perfectly pair with Neptunia. 

Limited tickets to The Undersea Imaginarium pop-up are available now from iTicket for $120pp.

Sittings are available for 6.30pm, Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 September, and 6.30pm

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 September.

Ms. Lesley Gracie’s exceptional experiments are available for a limited time only, so grab your bottle of Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA and soak up the magic of the sea with your curious companions while you can. This gin is sailing onto the shelves of the most sensational bars and will be in stores from October 2022, RRP $99.99.

Hendrick’s Neptunia Fizz

For beach soirees and picnics, might we suggest the addition of our coastally refreshing NEPTUNIA Fizz? Infused with an exquisite blend of locally sourced coastal botanicals and with a remarkable crisp citrus finish, NEPTUNIA is a thrilling base for the extravagant gin fizz.


  • 50ml Hendrick’s Neptunia
  • 25ml Fresh Lime
  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • Soda Water
  • 3 slices cucumber to garnish

How to make:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
  2. Stir gently.
  3. Top with Soda Water

Flavours: Simple, Light, Fresh

Occasions: Feasts & Dinner Parties/Garden parties & Picnics/Aperitif/Summer refreshments/Brunch