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George's Keep's Butterfly Kisses


Let’s be frank — though Summer is winding down, seasonal menus will stay put until the weather starts dipping into the 70s.

That having been said, this gives you more chances to try the Butterfly Kisses at George’s Keep! Created by bartender extraordinaire Nick Kenna, the Butterfly Kisses is a patio pounder worth ordering as it combines Kinsman rakia, with the botanicals of gin, lemon, and lavender Butterfly Pea Flower Tea simple syrup. Not familiar with Butterfly Pea Flower Tea? This blue tea is made from petals and is known for its dramatic change to purple when combined with a citrus agent, in this case lemon juice.

The result is a balanced cocktail that’s as beautiful as it is tasty.

Try it at home by combining 1 ounce Kinsman Rakia, 1 ounce gin, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, 3/4 ounce butterfly pea tea/ lavender syrup in a tin over ice; shake and strain into chilled coupe. Or put down the pumpkin spice and the scarves and order one at George’s Keep today!


Kinsman Rakia 2018 Brandy Alexander Tour: George's Keep


Kinsman Rakia 2018 Brandy Alexander Tour: George's Keep


As the opening barman at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co, Nick Kenna is intimately familiar with the distilled apricot flavors of Kinsman and his variation — complete with charred cinnamon stick — packs a punch.

Kenna might not be a fan of creamy cocktails, but his tongue-in-cheek approach adds a thick layer of frothy heavy cream that delivers a velvety mouthfeel and plenty of flavor.

George’s Keep // Milk Was a Bad Idea

1 oz. Kinsman Rakia

1 oz. Stolen smoked rum

3/4 oz. Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao

3/4 oz. Punt E Mes

1 1/2 - 2 oz. Heavy Cream

1/2 oz. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

Stir Kinsman Rakia, Crème de Cacao, and Punt E Mes together and pour over a large rock. In a shaking tin, combine heavy cream and brown sugar cinnamon syrup and dry shake until frothy. Top with a light dusting of cinnamon and burnt cinnamon stick on side of glass.