A spirit of empowerment
What started in 1970 as the Pride March in recognition of the 1969 events at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village has evolved into a month-long celebration of gay pride the world over. Every June, New York City is awash in rainbow pride flags — with the color violet representing “spirit” and, on its own, representing “pride.”
As lovely as the sunset view from Spyglass, the Purple Gaze features Empress 1908 gin — a gorgeous spirit that gets its violet color from a blend of black tea and butterfly pea blossoms. The cocktail also includes freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger syrup, club soda and another pour of Empress 1908. This beautiful drink is garnished with a rainbow sour belt.
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- 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce Empress 1908 gin, divided
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce ginger syrup
- Club soda
- Rainbow sour belt
DirectionsTo a Collins glass, add 1 ounce gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and ginger syrup. Fill with ice and top with club soda. Pour remaining 1/2 ounce gin atop as a floater. Garnish with a rainbow sour belt.