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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… 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’s 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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In town for BevCon Charleston? Sunday, August 21, 2016, BevCon™ 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 — 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, “Sour Orange Mojo”]
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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Just in time for 2016 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, we unrolled a menu of new Spring cocktails. Using ingredients like Meyer lemon sherbet, turmeric tonic, and pistachio orgeat, we’ve created 15 brand new cocktails, our own culinary-inspired libations, our bartenders can’t wait to serve up. Not sure which to try? In each section, we’ve sorted the menu with cocktails most approachable listed first and ending with the most off the wall. Here are just a few cocktails you’ll find on the new menu. For the full list, view the menu.

Spring 2016 cocktails

Puddle Jumper Death’s Door Gin, Génépy des Alpes, Strega, Lime, Grains of Paradise Syrup, Thyme [under Spring Up]

Funny Farm Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal, Roasted Poblano Honey, Lime, Giffard Banana Liqueur, Orgeat, Banana Chip  [under Out of the Box]

Studmuffin Charleston Madeira, Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, St. George Coffee Liqueur, Amaro Sibilla, Sumac Bay Leaf Ice Cubes [under Strong Like Bull]

View the full Spring Menu online.

Here for Charleston Wine + Food Festival? Tanqueray Gin will be joining us in house Friday, March 4, from 5:30-7:30pm for cocktail hour. Lady Tanqueray herself, Rachel Ford, will be mingling among guests! You’ll also find us slinging cocktails and serving up our best eats at On the Rocks (‘N Roll) on Saturday, March 5. Get tickets to the event. 

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This Saturday, November 14, join us at The Gin Joint for an evening featuring The Dewberry’s bar manager, Ryan Casey mixing cocktails alongside our own bar manager, James Bolt. The night will include a special cocktail menu with libations from both Casey and Bolt, in addition to our Bartender’s Choice section where guests can order using two adjectives.

This is the first time in The Gin Joint’s five year history that a guest bartender will join during service to help shake, sling, and swizzle cocktails.

The Dewberry is set to open in Spring 2016 in the reimagined Federal Building, a midcentury landmark overlooking Marion Square. Ryan Casey is the manager for The Dewberry’s bar program and is an esteemed Charleston mixologist previously known for being behind the bars of Fig, McCrady’s and Edmund’s Oast in Charleston. In 2014, he was named one of Food & Wine‘s “Best New Mixologists.”

The Gin Joint is set to open at its normal time of 3:00 p.m. with Ryan Casey behind the bar from 4:00 p.m. until midnight. No reservations or RSVP are required to attend — simply drop in The Gin Joint and have a drink with us.

Click here to view Casey and Bolt’s cocktail menu [Scroll to page 3 for Saturday, November 14 cocktail menu]

More About The Dewberry: thedewberrycharleston.com

 

 

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Oct. 30
2015

You probably know by now that we’re all about cocktails. And we’ll use any day as an occasion to drink proper. So we’re putting our own spins on classic cocktails that seem only appropriate to be sipping this weekend for Halloween.

Friday and Saturday evenings, you’ll find Spirits and Brews of the Night that we’ll be pouring alongside our Fall Cocktail Menu [roll back one post — we’ve just unveiled the menu!].

Spirits and Brews of the Night
Sleepy Hollow [Pisco, Averna, Pedro Ximénez Sherry]
Zombie [Appleton Rum, 151 Rum, Falernum, Grenadine, Allspice Dram, Absinthe, Angostura Bitters, Mint]
Black Rose [Zaya Rum, Burnt Sugar, Absinthe]
Satan’s Whiskers [Mezcal, Ginger Beer, Pomegranate Molasses, Orgeat, Lemon, Grenadine]
Corpse Reviver No. 182 [Gin, Lemon, Lillet, Cointreau, Absinthe]

Stop by, drink proper and test your cocktail knowledge. We’ll be hosting a harmless “Trick or Drink” game at each table where you choose whether a cocktail name is a classic, or simply a trick! Just for stopping by and participating, we’ll be entering you to win our grand prize of the weekend — a cocktail tote by Bittermilk, complete with a cocktail mixer, Mason Shaker, jigger and muddler for your home bar. Get a head start… here’s a preview of what to expect:

Cocktail Name: “The Jabberwock”

Trick or Drink — Is it a classic (drink)…  or a trick? What do you think?

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Sep. 09
2015

Charleston Restaurant Week is here! Once again, we’ve teamed up with the Charleston Restaurant Association and put together a special menu just for the 12 day Charleston-wide event. Charleston Restaurant Week runs Wednesday, September 9 through two full weekends and ends Sunday, September 20. In addition to our summer menu of cocktails and provisions, we’ll also have the below menu of five pairings of cocktails and food.

RESTAURANT WEEK MENU / Cocktail and Food Pairings
September 9-20, 2015
Choose 2 for $30 (or $15 each)

THE CIRCUS
[Glenlevit 12, Tanqueray, Black Tea, Campari, Lemon, Tarragon]
– with –
CROSTINI WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
[Roasted Summer Vegetables, Cauliflower and Goat Cheese Purée]

FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION
[Beefeater Gin, Plantation 20th, Lemon, Yuzu, Lemon Grass, Honey]
– with –
PICKLED SHRIMP
[Lemon, Caper, Onion, Grilled Ciabatta]

COOL RUNNINGS
[Wray and Nephew Rum, Coconut, Lime, Honey, Smith and Cross Rum, Grapefruit, Tiki Bitters]
– with –
PASTILLA
[Spicy Jamaican Jerk Meat Pie]

MIMSOA COLLINS
[Beefeater Gin, Orange, Yellow Chartreuse, Aperol, Lemon, Champagne]
– with –
BLUEBERRY JOHNNNY CAKE
[Geechie Boy Mill Cornmeal, Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup]

AMARI CALIMOCHO
[Rittenhouse Rye, Fernet, Cola Syrup, Red Wine, Angostura Amaro]
– with –
COLA CAKE
[with Fernet Ice Cream]

The pairings go together like PB & J, so please no substitutions.

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May. 20
2015

We are pumped for this weekend. Not only is it Memorial Day weekend (we’re open!), but we’re also partnering with Copper & Kings and Hawthorne Beverage Group to host an awesome cocktails and rock ‘n’ roll event they’re doing across the country. This Saturday, Copper & King’s The MixT&pe is hitting Charleston!

In different cities across the U.S., bartenders choose from their musical influences to create unique cocktails with Copper & Kings American Brandy. These drinks are inspired by a particular artist and album. It’s rock ‘n’ roll paired with cocktails at some of the top bars, featuring top bartenders.

For The Mixt&pe: Charleston, James Bolt (The Gin Joint’s bar manager) and Josh Durr from Hawthorne Beverage Group will be behind the bar mixing up cocktails inspired by and created specifically to match the music of the evening — Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” We’re turning it back to the 80’s and serving up a special menu of cocktails – just for the night!

Here’s The MixT&pe menu for the night:
By James Bolt, inspired by Michael Jackson – Thriller
P.Y.T Trouble [Copper & Kings Blanche Absinthe, Lemon, Riesling, Genepi, Rhubarb, Herbs de Provence]
Forty Eyes [Copper & Kings Craft Brandy, Corn Husk, Black Eyed Pea Dem, Montenegro, Rum]
By Josh Durr, inspired by Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
Cover Me [Craft Brandy, Rye, Fino Sherry, Lime, Sugar, Thyme]
Dead Mans Town [Immature Brandy, Tequila, Salers, Vermouth, Lime Zest]

You’re invited – so join us on Saturday, May 23 starting at 8:00 pm. RSVP to Copper & King’s Facebook event or simply drop in The Gin Joint on Saturday. We’ll be serving up from our normal menu as well, but you’ll only find our Mixt&pe cocktails this Saturday.

We’re partnering with Copper And Kings this weekend for a special event where we’ll be mixing cocktails inspired by…

Posted by The Gin Joint on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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