132 9th Ave (between 18th St & 19th St)
New York, NY 10011
gin was the predominant drink in the united states during the
prohibition-era 1920's and many variations were created.
"baththub gin" was developed in response to the poor-quality
of alcohol that was available at the time; because of the 18th
amendment specifically prohibited the sale or manufacture of
distilled alcohol, producers of gin were forced to use
denatured alcohol. by mixing it with other flavorings, such as
juniper berries, and allowing the mixture to steep in a tub for
several hours or even days, the gin became more drinkable.
however, the process for converting denatured or wood
alcohol into consumable form was not always reliable - some
batches of "baththub gin” were genuinely poisonous, and the
consumption of wood alcohol often led to blindness or even
producers of "baththub gin" understood how undrinkable
thier product would be, so they encouraged bartenders at
hidden bars and clubs to create their own recipes for
cocktails. still today, straight gin is not usually served on its
own, since it tends to be extremely dry. gin is often mixed
with tonic water, vermouth or fruit juices to make it more
upholding tradition, we mix our gin and other spirits with the
finest and freshest fruits, juices, syrups and infusions in
cocktails inspired by original recipes.
please enjoy our selections.
Location & Directions
Bathtub Gin is located at 132 9th Ave between 18th St and 19th St
Closest Subway Stops
A, C, E train to West 23rd Street Station
A, C, E train to West 14th Street Station