Mike Groener, CEO of local spirits company Genius Liquids, sees his flagship product Genius Gin contributing a much-needed new point of interest to the American gin conversation.
“We will be the best American gin, and we will have one of the most prominent aesthetics for anything made in America,” Groener says. “I fully believe that. You can confine it to gin, but I implore you to take any other American gin and say our product doesn’t look better or taste better than that.”
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1.5 oz. Genius Original
.75 oz. Cocchi Americano Rosa
.75 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. Gran Classico
Tenneyson Absinthe (for rinsing the glass)
Combine all ingredients (except absinthe) in a mixing glass with ice. Shake until chilled. Prepare chilled cocktail glass by lining with Tenneyson Absinthe spray, or pour a small bar spoon of absinthe in the glass to rinse, and dump remaining liquid from glass before adding the final cocktail. Strain cocktail into cocktail glass.
— Aaron Kimmel and Genius Liquids
.75 oz. Lime Cordial (Rose's)
1.5 oz. Genius Navy Strength
.75 oz. fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Lime peel for garnish.
— Classic cocktail recipe
2 oz. Genius Navy Strength
1 oz. Carpano Antica Sweet/Red Vermouth
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with lemon peel.
— Jessica Sanders, Drink.Well
NOTE: As originally published, this article credited the Gimlet recipe to Jessica Sanders of Drink.Well. The Gimlet they serve at the bar is not the same recipe as the one listed above.