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Serving Up: The George on Washington St.

By October 3, 2021Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up

Lead Bartender Kevin Sheehan with the Ginger Rogers La Poire.

The George on Washington St.
121 Washington Street
Providence, RI

Named in honor of George Washington, who famously visited Providence several times during his presidency and praised the hospitality of its residents, The George on Washington St. commits to providing a grand level of service to its guests. Located in downtown Providence, guests enjoy dining and drinking amid ornately detailed décor invoking another era, regularly accompanied by live piano music and jazz trios offered nightly throughout the week. The menu features elevated award-winning American comfort food for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, with a broad array of beer and wine selections. Signature cocktails are inspired by and named for American Revolution-era leaders including its namesake, John Adams, James Madison, Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin among them, with additional seasonal craft creations and historical references, as dreamed up by Lead Bartender Kevin Sheehan and the beverage team.

Lead Bartender: Kevin Sheehan

Cocktail: Ginger Rogers La Poire

» 1.5 oz. Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
» .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
» .5 oz. fresh lime juice
» .5 oz. fresh ginger juice
» 1 egg white
» .75 oz. pear syrup
» Cinnamon brûlée Anjou pear slice garnish

The Ginger Rogers La Poire cocktail, at The George on Washington St.

The Ginger Rogers La Poire cocktail, at The George on Washington St.

Method: In a dry mixing glass, combine all ingredients without ice. Dry shake until egg white is frothy. Add ice and wet shake. Strain over fresh ice and add two dashes of bitters. Garnish with a cinnamon brûlée Anjou pear slice. To make the garnish, slice an Anjou pear. Lightly drizzle simple syrup over the pear slices and dust them with cinnamon. Use a bar torch to brûlée the pear slices.

Just as guests start craving fall flavors, the Ginger Rogers La Poire cocktail has been added to The George’s fall menu. Named after 1930s American film icon, Ginger Rogers, the cocktail is a twist on a Pear Sour. “This elegant twist on a classic whiskey sour is sure to get you ready for the change of season by highlighting Anjou pear and ginger flavors,” Lead Bartender Kevin Sheehan said.

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