Our take on the classic Tom Collins, we use ginger simple syrup instead of just plain, and kick it up a notch with Navy Strength (114 proof!) Gin.
1 oz Leopold's Navy Strength Gin (original recipe calls for 1.5 oz of regularly proofed gin -- dial this one back, trust us!)
1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
You can strain or pour over ice, garnish with a real maraschino and/or an orange slice, if you must.
To make Ginger Simple:
Boil 2-3 inch chunks of peeled ginger with 2 cups of water for 5-10 minutes. Add up to 2 cups of sugar, let simmer til dissolved. Cool. We store it in used bourbon bottles or hermetic bottles.
Welcome to Speakeasy Spirits!
SpeakEasy Spirits is a small wholesale distribution company in Washington, DC. Started originally to distribute the family brand, Leopold Bros., we've expanded to other small batch, artisan beer and spirits. While we have a special emphasis on craft American products, we also carry micro-distilled tequilas.
In the past two decades, the craft brewing movement has flourished, with over 2000 craft breweries now in the United States. The craft distilling movement is following the path they forged, with over 200 distilleries now around the country. We are doing our part to bring you some of the very best of those products to the nation's Capitol.
Our approach is a little different. We don't do major advertising campaigns. We don't do fancy promotions. Instead, we invite you to join us for one of our public tastings or to drop in on any of the bars and restaurants that carry our products and try them. Look for Leopold Bros spirits, Mother Earth Brewing, Aviator Brewing and Tequila Rack micro-distilled tequilas. You won't be disappointed!