Pay for your drinks using a cucumber this Wednesday in London

Forget contactless… This is the future.

The 14th of June is ‘World Cucumber Day’ and to celebrate Hendricks Gin have teamed up with a number of bars all over the UK for you to exchange a cucumber in, for a Hendrick’s & Tonic during the world’s first ‘Cucumber Hour’.

We’re all for this cucumber based currency transaction already.

The initiative follows on from a scientific experiment carried out by Hendrick’s Gin with cucumber scientist Graham Brown of the University of Sydney to quantify the true sensitivity of cucumbers.

The green subjects grew larger and juicier as a result of unconventional caring methods, revealing they love rock music, loathe jazz, have a liking for the smell of dill and taste sweeter if swaddled in mini sleeping bags.

Duncan McRae, Hendrick’s global ambassador said: “For many years now Hendrick’s has sought to elevate the many enigmatic qualities of the unassuming cucumber, due to the role it plays in our most unusual gin alongside the Bulgarian rose.

Mr Brown’s research illustrates that plants are intelligent and responsive. It means humans can have a deep and meaningful relationship with our most prominent infusion and preferred garnish – the cucumber. At Hendrick’s we have been dreaming of late of a wondrous world where individuals can swap the green of cash for the green of a cucumber.”

‘Cucumber Hour’ which will run from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday 14th June and is limited to one Hendrick’s & Tonic per person.

Pay using a cucumber on Wednesday 14th June 2017, 5pm – 8pm at selected bars which you can see here.

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.