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Jun. 04
2018

If you’re a negroni fanatic then this week in Charleston was meant for you. There’s not one, but two amazing events taking place across the Holy City to celebrate the cocktail classic. If you want to hear the ways you can get your negroni fix from June 4th through June 10th, keep scrolling.

Negroni Week 2018

It’s Simple. You Drink. We Donate.

Since 2013 Campari And Imbibe Magazine have teamed up for Negroni Week. For one week each year thousands of bars around the world mix up the classic cocktail to raise money for a long list of charitable causes. In the event’s 5 year run more than a million dollars have been donated.

This year The Gin Joint has selected the Lowcountry Food Bank as our charity of choice.  This South Carolina non-profit is fighting against hunger in the state’s 10 coastal counties.  In 2017 alone they distributed more than 28 million pounds of food to those in need.

For every cocktail on our Negroni Week menu, The Gin Joint will donate $1 to the Lowcountry Food Bank. But when the event wraps up we aren’t stopping there.  We’re counting the money you helped us raise and doubling our donation.

We love a negroni as much as the next guy – but knowing $2 of each one will go to a local cause is some really good cocktail karma.

The Amazing Hat Trick Negroni Tour

For our next trick we’ll be pouring the Cabinet Escape.

If drinking for a cause wasn’t enough, High Wire Distilling Co. will once again host the Amazing Hat Trick Negroni Tour.

When you order “The Cabinet Escape” off our Negroni Week menu you’re pulling  two rabbits out of your negroni drinking hat. Not only are you drinking for a cause, we’ll help you fill up that Negroni Tour passport for a cool prize.

The Gin Joint is just one of 20 local bars and restaurants mixing up the magic.

When you stop by this week, just ask us for a passport and we’ll be happy to help you start your stamp collection.  Word on the street is that you just need 7 stamps to claim what Hire Wire Distilling Co. is calling a “useful” prize.

To check out our full Negroni Week menu click here.

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Dec. 29
2017

You’ve asked and we’ve delivered!  The Gin Joint will be turning out some New Year’s Eve specials sure to be the Bee’s knees! We think it will be so good F. Scott wouldn’t miss it.

Reserve sparkling wine bottles? We’ve got those.

        

Sparkling wine cocktails? We’ve got those too.

You feel like you’re missing the caviar and party snacks to set the mood? Nope, it’s all right here.

 

No TV, no problem! We PROMISE you’ll know when the clock strikes 12. We’re going to party like drinking is going out of style!

Festivities kick off this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Last call for drinks is 1:15 a.m.  Remember, we don’t take reservations!

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Dec. 13
2017

It’s a Christmas miracle! For one day only the Gin Joint will be bringing back brunch.

Please join us on Christmas Eve from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to start a new holiday tradition.  Along with our Miracle On East Bay Street cocktail menu, the Gin Joint staff will be serving up the finest brunch bites and some old Gin Joint favorites.  Remember the clear Bloody Mary? Yep, it’s back! 

We will be taking a limited number of Reservations for this Brunch service.  To reserve a table please call the Gin Joint at 843-577-6111 or email us at [email protected]  Please, no parties larger than 8 (remember we are a small space).  

Outdoor seating will be available weather permitting.

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Mar. 01
2017

Taste testing the Spring cocktail menu. 👌 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, Kümmel, Yellow Chartreuse, Pineau des Charentes Apéritif

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 Apéritif
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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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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Oct. 28
2016

New season, new menu. Nailing down our fall cocktails — Coming soon! 🍂🍁

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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 Caña 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 Apéritif
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 – as 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™ 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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Cheers! We’ve launched our Summer cocktail menu! Starting June 14 we unrolled our summer cocktail menu, including 16 new seasonal creations. Here’s what to expect for your next happy hour or nightcap.

Three sections of cocktails: Easy Listening, Sting Like a Bee, and Suspenders & Mustaches.

EASY LISTENING
Refreshing, approachable and easy to drink
Devil May Care [Herbsaint Liqueur, Strawberry, Honey, Lemon, Lillet Rosé, Tarragon, Boker’s Bitters, Mace]
Friend of a Friend  [Mezcal Vago Espadin, Lime, Creme Sherry, Orgeat, Pineapple, Green Chartreuse]
Dews and Don’ts [Clement Rhum Agricole, Lime, Chareau, Cocchi Torino, Silver Honeydew Melon, Falernum Bitters]
Drama in the LBC [No. 209 Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Reserve Gin, Charred Pineapple Juice, Lemon, Luxardo, Amontillado Sherry, Cilantro]
Midnight Sun [Green Hat Summer Gin, Dandelion Greens, Laphroaig 10 Scotch, Lime, Dandelion Tea Honey, Burdock Bitters]

STING LIKE A BEE
Strong, serious, stirred
Birch Seat [Rittenhouse Rye, Birch Sap Syrup, Zucca, Suze, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Lemon Bitters]
Havana Affair [Mocambo Rum, Rioja Vermouth, Amaro Montenegro, Cardamaro, Lime Bitters, Lime Twist]
Haystack [Linie Aquavit, Angostura Amaro, Rittenhouse Rye, Cocchi Torino, Angostura Bitters, Lemon Twist]
Golden Eye [High West Silver Whiskey, Corsair Quinoa Whiskey, Giffard Banana Liqueur, Carpano Bianca, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Tiki Bitters]
Henchman [Copper & Kings Brandy, Kumquat Marmalade, Malort, Smith & Cross Jamaica Rum, Mint, Orange Bitters]

SUSPENDERS & MUSTACHES
A bit unusual, and a little off the wall, but all the while sophisticated
Rickety Cricket [Roasted Coconut Infused Plantation 3 Star Rum, Yuzu, Avocado, Coconut Syrup, Ponzu, Batavia Arrack]
Maize Runner [Mellow Corn Whiskey, Roasted Corn Milk, Lemon, Kina L’Avion, Fresno Chile Oil, Smoked Salt, Yellow Chartreuse]
Dirt Famer [Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Gin, Blueberry, Radish Campari, Honey, Smoked Salt, Burlesque Bitters, Ilegal Añejo Mezcal Spritz]
El Chulo Verde [Altos Blanco Tequila, Tomatillo, Lime, White Port, Parsley, Victoria Beer, Seasoned Salt]
Culture Shock [Jaspers Barrel Aged Gin, Lemon, Greek Yogurt, Kummel, Island Orxata, Koval Ginger, Mint, Ras El Hanout]
Mr. Dynamite [Bombay East Gin, Shisho, Togarashi, Orange Pekoe Tea, Wakame Lemongrass Ice]

View the full menu here

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Apr. 01
2016

Did you see? A Gin Joint original made Liquor.com‘s monthly list of 11 New Cocktails to Drink in Bars Right Now! Scoot over to the slideshow to find what 11 cocktails made the list alongside the Village Idiot.
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New to the Spring menu, the Village Idiot is surprisingly refreshing. Made with Plantation 3 Star Rum, Diplomatico Rum, Meyer Lemon Sherbet, Lemon, Egg White, and Duck Fat Powder, it’s a cocktail that reveals layers of complexity to those interested.

In classic cocktail making, sherbet is an acidified oleo saccharum. (Oleo saccharums are bright citrus syrups made from saturating fresh citrus peel in sugar to express its natural oils. Here’s an example of an oleo saccharum, made by Tippleman’sWe make our sherbet for this cocktail using Meyer lemons, hand peeled and saturated in organic cane sugar, then and add the juice of the Meyer lemons, which in the cocktail gives more unique lemon flavor from the peel than using juice alone. The duck fat powder emulsifies when shaken, changing the viscosity of the drink and giving the golden drink a frothy top.

It’s just one of our new Spring cocktails, though. See the full Spring menu here.

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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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