Articles Tagged: NYC

Tonic Water

Hella Tonic (original)


Founded in Brooklyn, produced in Queens and proudly representing New York City, The Hella Company is small batch, all natural and handcrafted. Originally started as a bitters company, they’ve recently moved into the world of tonic syrups as well. Today we’re reviewing their baseline offering, a combination of citrus peels, real sugar, lemongrass and other undisclosed spices. They offer other tonic syrups, including a Hibiscus variant as well.

Tasting Notes

A surprising herbal note, is present on the nose as well. It’s deep, surprisingly resinous and green.

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Gin News, [April 19th, 2014]

Chillgrove Gin

I know I’ve been a little behind on these lately, so I wanted to make sure I caught you up on what’s been happening in gin as of late:

Just Released:


Coming Soon!

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Cocktails By Consensus: The Bronx Cocktail

Living in New York City and going out for drinks in New York City its impossible to escape cocktail-craft’s elephantine contribution to the lore of [and some might even say the ego] of this fare city. The so-called “New York City Cocktails” loom large. Some of the more famous ones, such as the Manhattan, have inspired books unto themselves. Other boroughs have a century long inferiority complex stemming from the fact that they don’t have a cocktail named after them [Queens*]. But today, we focus on perhaps the second most famous New York City cocktail: The Bronx.

ChowTed Haigh's Vintage SpiritsThe Noble ExperimentIBA "Official" Gin2 oz.1.5 oz gin1.5 oz.6 parts Dry Vermouth1/2 oz.3/4 oz.1/2 oz3 parts Sweet Vermouth1/2 oz.3/4 oz.1/2 oz2 parts Orange Juice1 oz.Juice of 1/4 orange1 oz.3 parts Angostura Bitters1 dash GarnishOrange WheelTwist of orange peel InstructionsShake w/ ice and strainShake w/ ice and strainShake w/ ice and strainShake w/ ice and strain

The roughest summary of this cocktail is: think a Perfect Manhattan, made with gin, and a splash of orange juice. Most sources, except the official IBA, mix using equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

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