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Barrow's Intense

Award-winning ginger liqueur handmade in Brooklyn

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Ariel Schlein President, Dutch Spirits
Barrow's Intense checks all the right boxes: meticulously handcrafted, superb packaging, perfect positioning and unrivaled taste. I didn't know such a flavor existed. Who knew that such an INTENSELY good product could be derived from the most common of ingredients? Of course, the rest of us could attempt to replicate Barrow’s a thousand times with a thousand methods and still not come close to achieving what Josh Morton has here. The “secret sauce” as it were, is Josh himself.
Market Watch Nov 2015
Newer names like St-Germain, Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur and RumChata cream liqueur have helped expand the mixologist’s cocktail toolbox and open up a world of new drinks options with a nod to the classics.
Paste Magazine Feb 2015
If Domaine de Canton has a kiss of ginger flavor, Barrow’s Intense is a punch to the mouth...A shot of Barrow’s Intense Ginger will certainly clear out your sinuses, but will also absolutely leave you craving more.
Chad Michael George President, USBG Colorado/Bar Owner
“A fixture of the well at The Way Back, ‘the new bartender’s ketchup.’”
Tasting Panel Magazine Oct 2015
Produced in super-small batches, Barrow's Ginger Liqueur is made from unpeeled fresh ginger, hand-turned, chopped and soaked in neutral cane spirit, then strained unfiltered. The result of this artisinal effort is an unadulterated intensely ginger flavor that's unlike anything else in the ginger category.
Tasting Panel Magazine Jul 2015
With an artisanal approach and a flavor you can't find elsewhere in the market, this handmade ginger juice has already carved a serious niche in the specialty liqueur class. Its adaptability and "plays well with others" profile is making it a favorite among bartenders across the country.
Food Loves Beer Magazine Aug 2014
Now [Barrow's Intense] is our new favorite liqueur. Here's why: it's handcrafted, containing only four ingredients: ginger, sugar, cane spirit and filtered water, it smells intoxicating, and it tastes like straight-up, in-your-face fresh ginger. Intense is a befitting name. The flavor is all ginger, all day, yet it's perfectly balanced with just enough sweetness.
Alex Haskell Owner, Iron Station, NY
“Barrow’s Intense is absolutely a great liqueur – the fact that literally overnight I could put together five cocktails featuring it, not one being a mule, speaks to its versatility.”

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This recipe, from Warren Bobrow's forthcoming book, ' Apothecary Cocktails,' is built for summer - at a barbecue or simply for a hot day spent on the porch. Ingredients * 1 oz Half Moon Orchard Gin * 2 oz Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur * 2 oz Poland Spring Lemon Seltzer Garnish: mint sprigs and lime wheels Glass: Martini 7 oz Ice: Cubes Preparation Combine Barrows and Half Moon in a punch bowl.
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Around the corner at the spirits portion of the event, Josh Morton and Eve Alintuck were serving up samples of Barrow’s Intense, a homemade ginger liqueur distilled in Brooklyn. “Josh and I became friends when we were in elementary school because we were both geeky nerds,” Alintuck tells me with a smile.
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Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur, $34.99 for 750 ml at barrowsintense.com.
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Ginger liqueur adds elegance and versatility to a bar, and for years, that meant a bottle of Domaine de Canton. But thanks to Josh Morton, Brooklyn now has its very own all-natural variety of the spirit: Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur. Barrow's is a clean, bright, and spicy liqueur that encapsulates...
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