3⁄4 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Sloe gin
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.


At Our Fathers, I decided to riff on the 1919 Cocktail utilizing dry and sloe gin as the two spirits (we were a gin bar after all). While I kept the Punt e Mes intact, I switched from molé to Peychaud's Bitters due to their working well with sloe's fruit notes. Moreover, I swapped the original's Benedictine for Cynar to pair with the sloe gin akin to Phil Ward's Lipspin. For a name, I thought about what else was happening around 1919 -- namely, gangs were gearing up for Prohibition. One famous Boston gang to work bootlegging into their operations was the Gustin Gang. The Gustin Gang was formed in the mid-1910s and by the 1920s began to dominate Boston's underworld. During Prohibition, they purchased rum-running boats that brought booze from international waters into South Boston where they supplied their South Boston speakeasy, the Sportlight, as well as other local establishments.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Gustin Gang
FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 2/05/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Our Fathers, Allston, MA
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