This was  created by District American Kitchen and Wine Bar mixologist, Matt Tobey and the second Spring cocktail to be featured. The first one Urban Switchel was featured April 16, 2014. District is lively and Matt is a talented mixologist.  Enjoy Dram the Gin.

Dram the Gin!




  • 1½ ounces Junipero Gin
  • 1 ounce house-made All Spice Dram*
  • 1/3 fresh pear
  • Rosemary sprig from the restaurant’s rooftop garden



Start by cutting the pear into six small pieces. Add sectioned pear,

All Spice Dram and Junipero Gin into shaker tin. Shake all ingredients aggressively. Strain through course and fine strainer. Garnish with large  rosemary sprig.



*All Spice Dram is similar to an all-spice berry cordial. The following ingredients are blended together and left to steep for two weeks. Then, the concoction is strained through multiple strainers starting from course all the way to cheese cloth. The final step is to add a basic simple syrup to cut the acid and turn it more into a liquor.

  • Bacardi 151
  • Dried all-spice berries
  • Whole black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Star Anise



Dram the Gin! will be available for $10 at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar throughout the spring season. Photo Credit: Kelley Karnes.




About District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar is designed to meld into the fabric of the downtown Phoenix core, embracing its inherent energy with open-air patio seating, local artwork, and live entertainment or DJs. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, the restaurant serves the best of innovative American heritage cuisine, wines, beers, and classic cocktails. District American Kitchen and Wine Bar features a rooftop garden, supports local food purveyors, and offers a wide selection of sophisticated yet accessible regional fare. Patrons can expect new twists on classic favorites as well as traditional favorites reinvented. District American Kitchen and Wine Bar is located at the northwest corner of Third Street and Van Buren in the heart of downtown Phoenix. For restaurant reservations, please call (602) 817-5400 or visit On Facebook:




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