New Year Libations: Tavern Law’s Sixpence Gin & Jam

Signature Washington flavors combine for deliciously potent results.

Tavern Law’s Sixpence Gin & Jam. Photo by Ashley Genevieve.

Crave Factor:

Every Seattleite knows how closely the smell of gin resembles the natural outdoor scent of the Pacific Northwest (juniper trees are evergreen, after all). This arguably makes gin the quintessential Seattle spirit — and thanks to Monica Buntha, it’s now part of a quintessential Seattle drink. The manager of Capitol Hill’s Tavern Law, Buntha created this sweet drink after a visit to Pike Place Market. “[After] drawing inspiration from seasonal produce, I put unexpected flavor combinations together to create a familiar cocktail,” she said.

The Not So Secret Recipe:

  • 1½  ounces of Hendrick’s Gin
  • ½  ounce of lemon juice
  • ½  ounce of Lillet Blanc
  • ¼  ounce of pink peppercorn simple syrup
  • 1 dash Scrappy’s celery bitters
  • ¾ ounce of housemade apple jam

Shake the first 5 ingredients and strain mixture over crushed ice. Garnish with a spoonful of house-made apple jam.

Fun Fact:

In addition to Tavern Law’s classy drinks and charming ambiance, rumor has it a hidden speakeasy can be found on the premises. Named as one of the ‘Top 25 Bars in America’ by GQ, Needle & Thread provides the ideal setting to enjoy a Prohibition-era cocktail. If you can find it, that is (pssst… look for the telephone).

 Tavern Law  |  1406 12th Ave., Seattle  |  (206) 322-9734