the golden state cocktail at retreat gastropub​ in the central west end photo by carmen troesser

Drink this cocktail at Retreat Gastropub

The Golden State at Retreat Gastropub channels traditional Indian flavors into a cocktail. Notes of coconut, turmeric, ginger and lemon mingle with J. Rieger’s gin – it’s bold but balanced. But the pièce de résistance is the use of curry leaf to garnish the drink. This aromatic herb is commonly used in South Indian cooking and has a funky, peppery, mustardy complexity that can stand up to the drink’s robust ingredients.