The history of this cocktail is a bit spotty, like so many others. It is purported to have been popularized at New York’s 21 Club, and legends tie it to prohibition era Chicago and the up and coming mob world. There is not strong evidence to stand behind this.
The cocktail itself presents a wonderful balance of premium gin, accentuating the citrus notes in the complex spirit. The citrus show a vibrant and refreshing cocktail while the mint lends a beautiful aromatic. Even those folks who normally don’t touch gin will love this cocktail - perfect for the seasoned cocktail veteran or newcomer to the game.
This cocktail is traditionally made with lemon, but we like the way the lime plays with the gin and mint a bit better.
|Our professional mixologists have dedicated their careers to the fine art of making drinks. Anyone you know can shake a cocktail, but crafting one that is perfectly balanced takes practice and experience.
Our vision was to take classic cocktails and then source the best ingredients from around the world to properly balance them. These drinks were not created in the boardroom, but instead come from people who have dedicated their life to hospitality, the study of spirits and the history and art of bartending.
Chief mixologist, Charles Joly, is world renowned and has an extraordinary palate and attention to detail. He wanted to create balanced, bright cocktails that were available to his customers outside of the walls of an elite cocktail bar. This idea sparked the birth of Crafthouse® Cocktails.
We focus on using only fresh, all natural ingredients, regardless of expense. We believe in quality over quantity and that the integrity of those ingredients is the only way to make an authentic drink. Each individual batch is precisely measured and we pay attention to small details such as how will the drink taste after it’s sat in a glass of ice for ten minutes. This attention to detail isn’t the norm, but we didn’t want to create something normal.