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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Casbah vs. Station

The Cure For What Ails You

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CP photos by Celine Roberts

Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Casbah

229 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside

Drink: Penicillin

Ingredients: Famous Grouse scotch, lemon, ginger, honey, Laphroaig 10-year

Our take: Typically a cool-weather drink, Casbah’s iteration should make a smooth transition to summer by highlighting the cocktail’s herbal and citrus components, bolstered by notes of stone fruit and fennel. Lightly sweet with scotch backbone to stiffen it into a spirit-driven drink, this penicillin is a nice cure for a long day. 

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Station

4744 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield

Drink: Penicillin

Ingredients: Famous Grouse scotch, lemon, honey, ginger, Famous Grouse Black float, candied-ginger garnish

Our take: Citrus-driven with a spicy ginger back, this penicillin feels like a light sipper for soothing both summer colds and nerves. The scotch adds a little bit of woody intensity and rounds out the tart and spice.


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