What to Drink at The Dutch (While You're Waiting for that Barrel-Aged Brooklyn Cocktail to Come Back): The Pickled Ramp Gibson
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
The drink: Pickled Ramp Gibson
The bar: The Dutch (131 Sullivan Street, Soho, 212-677-6200)
The price: $14
The ingredients: Breuckelen Gin, vermouth, lemon bitters, and house pickled ramp juice, with a pickled ramp garnish.
The buzz: The problem with barrel-aging cocktails is that, well, it takes time. Six weeks, to be precise, in the case of the much-ballyhooed Barrel-Aged Brooklyn Cocktail at the Dutch, which they've run out of for the time being due to high demand. In the meantime, while the next batch matures, we suggest sipping the über-garlicky Pickled Ramp Gibson. It isn't the first time we've seen the spermatozoon-shaped bulb floating in a cocktail glass. But it is, perhaps, for lack of a better word, the rampiest version of the drink we've sampled. At first, the garlic comes on like a sharp slap, then, surprisingly, a pickled sweetness takes over. It's as good a use for the precious onions as any, and the best part: It's available now, now, now!
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