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Mar. 01
2017

Taste testing the Spring cocktail menu. ūüĎĆ Coming soon!

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Just in the knick of time, as Charleston Wine + Food begins and Spring is making its appearance, we’ve launched our seasonal cocktail menu. With 20 new cocktails, including 4 large format punches for sharing, here’s a look at what to expect when you drop¬†in. View The Gin Joint’s Spring¬†menu here.

Spring Forward (Seasonally Inspired)
Strawberry Fields Pisco, Strawberry, Lemon, Buttermilk, White Peppercorn Syrup, Egg White, Tarragon
Turnip For What Smoked Agave Liquor, Jicama Syrup, Lime, Pineapple, Carpano Bianco, Cilantro, Smoked Paprika
Must Hive Bee Pollen Infused Barr Hill Gin, Rose Petal Infused Honey, Lemon, Giffard Apricot Liqueur, Lillet Blanc, Rose Water, Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Desk Sentence Gin 209, Lime, Ginger Honey, Echinacea Tea, Suze, Old Professore Blanc Vermouth, Soda Water
Jessica Rabbit Big Gin, Carrot Juice, Lime, Lime Ginger Oleo Saccharum, K√ľmmel, Yellow Chartreuse, Pineau des Charentes Ap√©ritif

What a Strange Time (Interesting and Unusual)
Booze Cruise Plantation OFTD Rum, Diplamatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime, Pistachio Syrup, Cacao, Tiki Bitters, Mint
Upper Hand Burnt Orange Cappelletti, Rittenhouse Rye, Lemon, Black Tea Génépy des Alpes, Lillet Rose, Dehydrated Orange
Haulin’ Oats Clarified Milk Punch – Barley Tea, Lemon, Green Tea, Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Pineapple, Arrack, Drambuie, Lemon Oleo Saccharum
The Big Dill Branca Menta, Koval Ginger, Bonal, Lime, Clément Rhum Agricole, Cynar, Boston Bittas, Dill
Ahoy Hanoi El Dorado 12 Year Rum, Sherry, Lime, Vanilla Syrup, Vietnamese Tea, Chile Infused Condensed Milk
Late Night Flight Cold Brew Coffee, Absinthe, Lime, Averna Amaro, Byrrh, Tonic Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Lime Twist

After a Long Winter’s Nap¬†(Strong and Boozy)
Dick and Jane¬†Butterscotch Infused Laphroaig Scotch,¬†Amontillado Sherry, Rioja Vermouth,¬†Saler’s Ap√©ritif
Sure Ting Plantation Dark Rum, Plantation OFTD Rum, East India Solera Sherry, Falernum, Luxardo, Absinthe, Angostura Bitters, Tiki Bitters
Bad Hombre Mezcal Vago, Génépy des Alpes, Suze, Dolin Blanc, Tepache, Clarified Pineapple, Lime Bitters
Hattori Hanzo Bristow Barrel Aged Gin, St. Germain, Becherovka Liqueur, Dry CuraÇao, Plum Vinegar, Togarashi
Strong Silent Type Jasmine Tea Infused White Whiskey, Ghee Washed Dimmi, Bonal, Carpano Bianco, Manzilla Sherry

For Sharing (Large Format Cocktails for Sharing)
Rosalita Copperpot Espolón Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Pineapple, Lime, Maple, Hellfire Bitters
For Schwizzle Chaw of Mint, Plantation Overproof Rum, Strawberry, Lemon, Herb Infused Génépy des Alpes, Bruto Americano, Hibiscus Syrup
Hombre de Fresca Blanco Tequila, Chamomile Bianco, Lime, Stawberry, Honey, Batavia Arrack
Kingston Negroni Smith & Cross Rum, East India Solera Sherry, Cappelletti

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Have you been keeping up with his season’s Top Chef on Bravo? If so, you already know this season’s chefs are¬†competing in our hometown, Charleston.¬†While the crew was in town, we got to¬†spend a day hanging with judge Gail Simmons¬†‚ÄĒ¬†making cocktails, sipping on them, and of course, picking up a chainsaw with Joe. Here’s her latest episode of Gail’s Culinary Adventures at The Gin Joint.

 

Want to make “The Gail” cocktail?
Here’s the recipe:

2 oz Bourbon (We recommend Old Grand-Dad. If it was¬†Harry Truman’s bourbon of choice, it’s good enough for us, too.)
3/4 oz Tippleman’s Ginger Honey Syrup
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Handful of Sage, muddled
Lemon Twist
Garnish with Sage

Watch on Bravo.com: Top Chef’s Gail Simmons Used a Chainsaw to Make Cocktails at This Cool Southern Bar

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It’s going to be dangerously easy to get into the holiday spirit¬†this year. Beginning Friday after Thanksgiving (November 25), The Gin Joint will transform into Miracle, an over-the-top Christmas¬†themed pop-up bar.

We’ve become known for an¬†intimate atmosphere and sophisticated cocktails, but for one month only, everything will change. We’ll let our hair down, put on our¬†tacky Christmas sweaters and spread some serious Christmas cheer. For the month leading up to Christmas,¬†expect to enter a Gin Joint¬†fully decked with kitschy holiday decor and strings of¬†lights, and serving themed cocktails and holiday snacks like Chex Mix.¬†[You serious, Clark? Yes, Cousin¬†Eddie‚Ķ we’re serious.]

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The concept was launched in 2014 as Miracle on 9th Street by Greg Boem, the owner of Cocktail Kingdom, at Mace, a serious, spice-focused¬†New York City cocktail bar. This year, Miracle expanded its cocktail cheer across the globe, partnering with us¬†and more than 30 other renowned bars worldwide to recreate the original concept. Other Miracle outposts are located in Montreal, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Seattle and more, but we’ll¬†be the only South Carolina location.

The season‚Äôs cocktail menu starting November 25 and running through New Year’s¬†Eve features cups of cheer with names like Santa-quila, Christmapolitan and Muletide, served over snow balls, in Santa mugs or perhaps garnished with pine needles.

Miracle will be open during our normal business hours and will run from Friday, November 25 through¬†Saturday, December 31, New Year’s Eve. For more on¬†our holiday pop-up, be sure to¬†keep up with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Read more about Miracle:
Charleston City Paper: The Gin Joint becomes a pop-up bar starting next Friday
Eater Charleston: Gin Joint to transform into Christmas wonderland
Holy City Sinner: The Gin Joint transforms into holiday pop-up bar for one month
The Post and Courier: Gin Joint joins nationwide parade of holiday pop-up bars

View the full Miracle menu.

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Oct. 28
2016

New season, new menu. Nailing down our fall cocktails ‚ÄĒ Coming soon! ūüćāūüćĀ

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While the¬†weather in Charleston¬†is slow to catch on, Fall is¬†in full swing.¬†We’ve just launched the season’s new cocktail menu, which includes 16 new¬†cocktails that we’ve divided into¬†several¬†sections to help you navigate.¬†Packed with the best of Fall¬†flavors, here’s a look at the drinks¬†you’ll find served up at The Gin Joint now and throughout the season.

AUTUMNS UP [super seasonal]
Fin del Mundo Mezcal Vago, Horchata, Vanilla, Fresh Lime, Topped with Bruto Americano Apéritif, Garnished with a Scorched Cinnamon Stick
Pear Pressure Spiced Pear Brandy, Fresh Lime, Caribbean Spices, Celery Bitters, Garnished with Sage
Joy Ride Persimmon Syrup, House Tonic, Fresh Lemon, Aperol Aperitivo, Bristow Gin, Charged with Co2, Szechuan Peppercorn
Thyme & Flow Cranberry Soaked Ansac Cognac, Walnut Liqueur, Lillet Blanc Apéritif, Fresh Lime, Thyme
Goodnight Forever Flora de Ca√Īa Aged Rum, Almond Cream Liqueur, Burnt Sugar, Fresh Lime, and a Healthy Dose of Angostura Bitters and Tiki Spices

LIGHT AND UNUSUAL [bright and refreshing with unexpected twists]
No Pine, No Pleasure Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, Acqua di Cedro Lemon Liqueur, Cynar Bittersweet Liqueur, Fresh Lemon
El Chismoso Cocoa Nib-Steeped Tequila, Earl Grey Tea, Fresh Grapefruit, Molé-Cardamom Bitters, Spritzed with Smoked Hazelnut Oil
Hay Burner Hay Smoked Whiskey, Mezcal Vago, Fresh Lemon, Celery Root Cream Cordial, Biscotti
White Lie Big Gin, Pistachio-Fennel Syrup, Fresh Lime, Yellow Chartreuse, Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Charlie Brown Peanut-Cola Cream Liqueur, Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, Fresh Lemon, Bulls Bay Smoked Sea Salt, Amaro Nonino

STIRRED AND BOOZY [strong and serious]
Knuckle Duster Compass Box Spice Tree Scotch, Toasted Orange and Coriander Liqueur, Charleston Madeira, Amaro Luccano, Charred Orange Oil
Shallow Grave Rye Whiskey, Bourbon Barrel Stout Reduction, White Pumpkin Cordial, Spiced Brown Sugar, Creole Bitters
Dewey Decimal Gin Joint Rum Blend, Housemade Fig Preserves, Italian Amaro, Anise-Soaked Yellow Chartreuse, Barolo
Teacher’s Pet Bourbon Barrel Rested Rum, Apple Brandy, Clarified Green Apple Juice, Pineau des Charentes Ap√©ritif
Midnight Ringing Smoked Rhubarb Amaro, Red Wine, Pineau des Charentes Apéritif, Sweet Vermouth, Rye Whiskey

TOP SHELF
Golden Pearl Old Raj Gin, Buttered Onion Soubise, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Garnished with Saffron Pickled Pearl Onion

Another fun, new addition to the menu is a short list of¬†shared cocktails inspired by¬†“Choose Your Own Adventure” series books from childhood. (Remember those?) The large format cocktails are punches that can be shared among a table, and by¬†selecting¬†your spirit of choice, you determine¬†your adventure. And, yes¬†‚Ästas always, you can still order¬†Bartender’s Choice, where you choose any two descriptors from our word bank, and the bartender serves up¬†a¬†cocktail that fits the bill.

View the full menu here.
*prices and spirits are subject to change

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In town for BevCon Charleston? Sunday, August 21, 2016,¬†BevCon‚ĄĘ Charleston will take¬†over the streets of Charleston, and¬†eight of East Bay Street’s hottest bars and restaurants will welcome some of the best bartenders, distillers, brewers and wine professionals in the country¬†to take over for the night.

We are quite excited to have Miles Macquarrie from The Kimball House in Decatur, Georgia, take over The Gin Joint’s bar for the night. You’ll find Macquarrie behind the bar with The Gin Joint ringleader¬†Joe Raya and beverage director James Bolt. Sunday, from 9:00 to midnight, The Gin Joint menu will transform into a Kimball House and Gin Joint collaboration ‚ÄĒ a collection of well thought out Cuban inspired cocktails, themed Cuba libre, using Barr Hill Gin. The cocktail session will celebrate¬†the beginning of the lifting of the embargo.

Guest Bartender: Miles Macquarrie, The Kimball House¬†–¬†Decatur, GA
Host Bartenders: Joe Raya and James Bolt, The Gin Joint
Featured Spirit/Distiller: Barr Hill Gin (Caledonia Spirits)
When: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 9:00 pm-Midnight

Menu:
Havana Nights [Barr Hill Gin, Rhum Agricole, Canteloupe, Lime, Mint Oil, Sea Salt]
Santiago Special [Barr Hill Tomcat Gin, Don Pancho 8 Yr. Rum, Caribbean Vermouth, Pineapple Amer]
Bonanza Cocktail [Barr Hill Tomcat Gin, Garden Herbs, Blanc Vermouth, Passionfruit]
Tropical Negroni Phosphate [Barr Hill Gin, Pineapple, Campari, Clarified Lemon, Acid Phosphate]
La Campana [Clarified Plantain Vago Mezcal, Barr Hill Tom Cat Barrel Aged Gin, ‚ÄúSour Orange Mojo‚ÄĚ]
Cortadito [Espresso, Hamilton Demerara Rum, Barr Hill Gin, Chorizo Milked Washed Foam]
Slush Fund [Pineapple and Banana Infused Barr Hill Tom Cat Barrel Aged Gin, Lime, Salt – Frozen Daiquiri Style]
Sundowner [Coconut Fat Washed Barr Hill Gin, Cane Syrup, Clarified Lime]

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