A while back, we told you about the latest distillery to get into NYC’s hyper-local game – the Greenhook Ginsmiths, a small batch creator that runs out of Brooklyn. The spirits maker just announced a spankin’ new label, dubbed Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur. This bottle begs the question: what the hell’s a beach plum? We’ve never heard of it before, and certainly haven’t seen this fruit in our cocktail, but apparently they are a type of plum that is found on the shores of NYC and the Northeast Atlantic states. They are rare and especially difficult to grow, with a ripe plum taking up to two years to form (the distillery had to work with two different farms to get the required amount of plums for their mix).
The new liqueur is rife with tart notes like sour cherry, along with some of the underlying botanicals and juniper contained within the gin. We’re thinking that this one is going to be a hit with bartenders and spirit fans alike. Not only is it unlike any other liqueur we’ve had the pleasure to come across, it is locally made and features an ingredient that harkens back to New York’s history. In fact, the Beach Plum was mentioned in the diaries of Henry Hudson. We think the explorer would have been even more excited if these exotic fruits got him tipsy, don’t you?