ORIGINAL SPIRITS: THE DEW DROP Tuesday, April 05, 2011

While no one’s exactly sure from where the Greyhound came (the word’s spelling indicates a vaguely British origin), there is one thing of which we’re all certain: at two ingredients (vodka and grapefruit juice), it doesn’t get any simpler.

Yet of all the natural fruit juices, the juice from the grapefruit is the bitterest—and because of that, its taste is the most acquired. This means that while the Greyhound can be just the right cocktail, it’s right only for some. That’s why our soda jerk emeritus, in dreaming up a line of holistic, pharmacologically inspired cocktails, set out to build a better Greyhound, which we at The Original have dubbed the Dew Drop.

So, to these two simple ingredients, we add St. Germain—a French liqueur made from elderflowers handpicked by old men in the Swiss Alps—and our housemade Five Flower Soda.

This salubrious soda is itself a mixture of two essential ingredients: fizzly club soda and a simple syrup that, really, ain’t so simple. To wit: to get this complex concoction, we stir in, strain out and simmer together a variety of flora from all over the world, including—but not limited to—star anise, elderflower, lavender, chamomile, orange blossom and hibiscus.

Of all our speciality cocktails, the Dew Drop has remained prominently featured on our drinks menu since our Grand Opening in the Spring of 2009 for one essential reason: you like it.

So whether you’re feeling under the weather or on top of the world, come on down, settle in for a Dew Drop and celebrate your health by raising your glass to it.