story: KELSY CHAUVIN
On December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed — ending Prohibition and making the 1933 holiday season extra special. So what better way to mark the 80-year anniversary of that highly celebratory occasion than to raise a tasting glass (over and over again) and scope out the best booze of the season at the first annual Village Voice Holiday Spirits event.
Barrow’s Intense Ginger
Every bottle of Barrow’s begins with 30 pounds of pure ginger pummeled to a truly intense pulp in its Sunset Park, Brooklyn distillery. And each bottle ends with a fragrant, spicy sip of a cocktail you never realized would be better with this surprisingly versatile ginger liqueur. Recommended cocktail: Intense Pimm’s Cup.