Gin Night

Join us as we tell stories about the wacky adventures of prohibition-era Congressmen and how the dirty French and pirates played crucial roles in the history of gin. Along the way, we'll have a variety of gin cocktails from light to boozy, but always delicious.

Summer in the City
1.5 oz American-style gin
.75 oz lemon juice
.75 oz basil syrup (recipe below)
.25 oz ginger syrup (recipe below)
3.75 oz club soda

Chill all ingredients. Shake all ingredients except club soda without ice. Add all ingredients to ice-filled collins glass. Stir.

Basil syrup
.5 cups Cane sugar
.5 cups water
.5 cups packed fresh basil leaves

Add sugar to water and heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the basil leaves and steep in hot simple syrup for 15 minutes.

Ginger syrup
24 oz ginger root
1 cup superfine sugar

Grate the ginger, wrap it in a cheesecloth, and squeeze out the juice. This should yield .5 cups. Add the ginger juice and sugar to a blender and blend until sugar is dissolved.

Last Word
.75 oz gin
.75 oz green chartreuse
.75 oz maraschino liqueur
.75 oz lime juice

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into coupe.

Ramos Gin Fizz Float
2 oz gin
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz lemon juice
.25 oz vanilla syrup (recipe below)
1 oz cream
1 egg white
6 drops vanilla extract
2 drops saline
Club soda
Ice cream
Bourbon caramel (recipe below)

Dry shake all ingredients except club soda, ice cream, and caramel. Add ice and shake again. Pour into Collins glass and let rest about a minute for foam to float to the top. Slowly add club soda until foam runs over the edge of the glass. Add straw. Scoop 3 small balls of ice cream on top of the foam and drizzle caramel over it.

Vanilla syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean

Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and add it to the saucepan. Heat the water and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Simmer gently for 4 minutes then remove from heat. Cover and let stand overnight.

Bourbon caramel

Make caramel. Add bourbon to taste.

Mezcal Night

Join Dennis, Paul, Nick, and Michelle as they deliver fascinating analysis of almond milk, tequila as a tool of racialization, and of course delicious cocktails.

If you’d like to try these drinks at home, here are the recipes for each of them.

1.5 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Xoconostle
.5 oz lime juice
1 tbsp Elderberry jam

Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Hot Lips
.75 oz Jalapeño-Infused Tequila
.75 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Vanilla Syrup
1 tsp Rich Cane Sugar Syrup

Stir and double strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.

Call Your Grandmother Already
1.5 oz mezcal
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz white creme de cacao
3 drops Xocolatl Mole bitters
Lemon peel

Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.