Prohibition Liquor Co. focus on echoing the same small-batch distilling that occurred during the by-gone era of no alcohol, and have just released a new 69% overproof gin.
The Bathtub Cut wisely warns on the back that the contents may bite, and the first sip certainly takes a toll on your tastebuds. Once you move past the initial alcoholic burn, you can find a whole lot of citrus notes and juniper berries hiding inside this gin.
If you’re not game enough to try this one neat, the most obvious method of consumption is a standard G&T. Paired with Capi tonic and dehydrated orange, this traditionally-medicinal spirit turns into a refreshing drink of leisure.
After something a little fancier? Try The Bathtub Cut in a gin sour, with lemon juice, sugar syrup, bitters and eggwhite to create a herbaceous concoction that tastes as good as it looks.
We thank Bank Street Social for preparing our Bathtub Cut tasting, and for the delicious food pairings available on platters. Nobody needs an excuse to devour one of their legendary pizzas (or four).
Ask for Prohibition Gin at your favourite bar, or head to their website to order some for your private speakeasy.