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
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