Ginger’s heard the rumors. Two gents (one with a penchant for waistcoats) have gone about the land spreading civility of drinking gin with their world-class tonic. They’re from her hometown, St. John’s, NL, a city long known for its connection to the sea and the libations of its sailors.
Gin, although a great choice for some of the Navy crowd, doesn’t sit well with Ms. Rose. She’s a whiskey girl and she can sip dram after dram as well as any of the b’ys from down by the Harbour.
Ginger does concede that there’s a place for refinement; for cocktails made with intention and purpose. So she set out to create a cocktail of her own. Starting with cinchona for bitterness (a bat of her eyelashes and the lads were happy to lend her some), Ginger adds her name sake in abundance to create a spicy, floral and citrus-forward cocktail that stands up to the sweet, bold flavour of her whiskey of choice – Kentucky bourbon.
Relentless in their pursuit of better quality cocktails and cocktail products, Dan Meades and Kris Smith founded The Third Place Cocktail Co in 2015. Their first product, bearing the same name, revived the gin and tonic to its illustrious past by creating a tonic worthy of sharing a glass with world-class gin. All The Third Place Cocktails products are hand-made in small batches in St. John’s Newfoundland with the finest ingredients available.