story: BLAIR FRODELIUS
We here at the GSN offices are always on the lookout for a good ginger beer for our Moscow Mules and Dark & Stormy cocktails. So, we were intrigued by the bottle of Barrow’s that arrived a few weeks ago. Not a ginger beer, but a 100% natural ginger liqueur which could be used to both amp up the ginger flavor in less than stellar highball and also act as a spicy addition to just about cocktail out there. This is quite versatile.
Crafted in Brooklyn, NY by Josh Morton and named after the Manhattan street where he worked developing his recipe, he still oversees every aspect of the process. Less than 2,000 bottles have been made so far, so this is in a very real sense a boutique liqueur. He starts with 30 pounds of locally purchased fresh ginger and then prepares it for infusion by hand. It is then rested in unaged cane spirit for thirty days. He fills the bottles by hand (I love the stopper top) and finishes by numbering each one. I happened to get bottle #1405.