Recipes: The Uptownflavor

Our friends over at Greasy Guide have been inspired to create a cocktail in our honor: “I live in Harlem so of course I look to Uptownflavor to tell me what’s hot in my hood.”  So the next time you go out to a bar or lounge in Harlem, be sure to ask the bartender for The “Uptownflavor”.  

The (Original) UptownFlavor

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz pineapple juice
1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
2 pineapple chunks

For an extra special twist, try the following recipe:


4 parts NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry   Vermouth

1.5 parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin

2 parts Fresh pineapple juice

1 part Grenadine or Pomegranate syrup for the holidays

Pink grapefruit twist

1 fresh Raspberry

 Glassware: Champagne saucer 200 ml

 Method: Pour Noilly Prat and all other ingredients into the shaker. Shake and double strain into the glass. Discard a pink grapefruit peel over the glass and on the rim.

 Garnish: Top with pink grapefruit zest (the oil must be absorbed by the foam) and rim of the glass. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

 (Originally posted November 2008)