Parlor Pistol


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We love working with new ingredients, and we love it even more when those ingredients are local to the Northeast. Recently, we stumbled across Greenhook Ginsmiths‘ new gin-based liqueur made in Brooklyn with beach plums that grow in nearby Long Island, and organic wheat from the Great State of New York. It has an astringent flavor with notes of hibiscus and an echo of the sloe gins that inspired its creation, as well as a higher-than-average alcohol content for a liqueur.

We put this potent little number to the test and named it the Parlor Pistol.

Parlor pistols were small, one- or two-shot guns that the Victorians used for target shooting… AT HOME! They sometimes had long rooms built into their mansions just for this purpose, hence, shooting galleries. After cocktails, dinner and wine, standing around the drawing room and taking potshots was a totally-acceptable activity for fancy society.

Oh, well. We’ll take our Parlor Pistol in a glass, please.

To an iced shaker, add:

2 ounces Greenhook Ginsmiths beach plum liqueur
1 ounce bourbon (we prefer Bulleit
.25 ounce peach liqueur (we prefer Stirrings –
1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice

Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Add a sprig of fresh mint, as fancy as you can find — we must be civilized when brandishing our Parlor Pistols!

Always drink responsibly; always drink well.

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