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Serving Up: “The Duchess” at Newport’s 41 North

By September 1, 2017Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up
The Duchess

Forty 1° North

351 Thames Street

Newport, RI

Bartender Cindy Erwin 

Bartender Cindy Erwin

The Grill at Forty 1° North provides a dockside getaway from Newport’s bustling waterfront scene. Grilled meats, seafood and a raw bar, with organic and locally-sourced selections, are accompanied by a full bar selection of cocktails, wines and beers. With an open-air dining area, bar seating at a covered pavilion and an indoor dining room, as well as The Oval Bar and Lounge, guests are welcomed with options.

Bartender: Cindy Erwin

Cocktail: The Duchess


  • 2 oz. Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
  • .75 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz. Simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • 1/2 Strawberry
  • 2 Basil leaves
The Duchess

The Duchess

Muddle the basil and strawberry in the bottom of a Boston shaker. Add gin, lemon and simple syrup. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with a splash of club soda.

“One afternoon in late July, I was working at the Oval Bar on the main floor. I had a guest who was drinking cosmos and the topic of gin came up,” said Cindy Erwin. “He was adamant that he hated gin of all types. Of course, I had to prove that I could make a gin drink that he liked. Shortly thereafter, The Duchess was born.”






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