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Are Classic Gin-Based Cocktails Coming Back In a Big Way?

Last updated 5 years ago

Several big-city newspapers and magazines are reporting on a gin comeback, but is this trend a true cocktail revival or just passing fad helped along by television shows like Mad Men? Either way, grab your Beefeater and Tanqueray because gin-based cocktails are back! Here is a look at how gin-based cocktails are sweeping the country.

Signature Gin Drinks Popping Up in Los Angeles Hot Spots

Foxtail, BLT Steak, Father’s Office, and other premier Los Angeles and Hollywood restaurants are proudly toting gin classics and creations on their menus and serving them up to trendy patrons. One example of this gin revolution is The Foxtail’s Uva Bella, a gin creation with muddled grapes, orange bitters, lemon juice, and St. Germaine elderflower liqueur. On the more classic side of things, Father’s Office in Culver City features three classic gin drinks on its menu—which is impressive considering that this hot spot only offers a total of five cocktails on the menu.

Bostonians Loving Gin Cocktails

Over on the east coast, gin is also enjoying some attention in the bar scene. In Boston, residents are reintroducing themselves to some of the gin drinks named after the city—the Bostonian, the Boston Club, and the Boston Cocktail—and sipping them down like never before, according to a cocktail article from Boston Common Magazine. In addition to the classic varieties, Boston is also seeing a lot of infused-flavored gins.

New York’s Old School Gin

The Pegu Club of New York carries more than 30 gins on its shelf and serves up some gin drinks so classic that they’re practically unheard of today. Once served to city dwellers in the late 1800s, the club’s cocktail of gin, lime juice, orange curacao, and angostura and orange bitters is a huge hit with modern New Yorkers. The Los Angeles Times cites this as evidence of the gin comeback.

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