• Signature Drink: Gintly Down the Stream

     
    POSTED September 13, 2017
     

INGREDIENTS
— 2 oz. Queen’s Courage Old Tom Gin
— 3 dashes Aromatic Bitters (Hella Bitters is a good substitute however, use only two dashes)
— .25 oz. tonic syrup (Use Tomr’s or honey as a substitute)
— Orange Twist for Garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. In a mixing glass or tin combine the gin, bitters and tonic syrup.
2. Add ice and stir until well chilled.
3. Pour into a well-chilled glass or over large ice cubes/whiskey stones if you have them.
4. Garnish with the peel of an orange.

Restaurant Serenade shares contemporary American fare in a chic setting. Called the “CEO Capital of New Jersey Dining” by Zagat, this restaurant features a private room, the Loft, which accommodates parties and private dining for up to 30 people. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 50 or more. “We have finally switched to almost all house-made ingredients,” says John Jansma, general manager/sommerlier at Restaurant Serenade. “Here we are using our house-made aromatic bitters (Cinchona, Coriander, Black Pepper, Orange Zest, Juniper, Cinnamon) and our house-made tonic syrup (Cinchona, Citric Acid, Lemon, Lime and Orange Zest, Black Pepper, Juniper, Ginger) with an Old Tom (and old style of sweetened gin). This drink is somewhere between and Old Fashioned and a Gin and Tonic served over hand-carved ice (that’s right, I carve the ice by hand a couple times a week).” 

Courtesy of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham

Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS

 

Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge

 

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