The Daily Drink: Don't Give Up the Ship

“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe.

Ok, you got me. I’m a sucker for drinks that reference the naval engagements of the War of 1812. Thus, when I saw the “Don’t Give Up the Ship” on the menu at Suite 410 in Belltown, I was intrigued. Given that it combines gin, dry sherry, and Benedictine (a combo I love) with something I’d never seen before, Spanish bitters (made by Dr. Adam Elmegirab), I had to give it a try. Nutty and herbaceous, with the slight sweetness of the Benedictine almost instantly cleared away by the bitters, which had a clove and citrus note. It was delicious, though definitely on the lean and dry side. Now, if anyone wants to name a drink after the Battle of Lake Erie, I will be in your bar post-haste!

Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.

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