Slideshow: First Look: Cocktails at Gin Palace, NYC

Old Maid ($10)
Old Maid ($10)
Filed on the menu as a "Modern Classic," the Old Maid is a quick shake of Plymouth gin, lime, simple syrup, cucumber, and mint, served over a large, hand-carved cube.
Police and Thieves ($10)
Police and Thieves ($10)
The name's a nod to The Clash (and reggae singer Junior Murvin before them), and the drink sums up the Gin Palace ethos: it's playful, though created with careful technique. It features Plymouth gin shaken with lime, pineapple, and grapefruit juice, and a hint of cinnamon that lends the whole thing a refreshing tropics-in-wintertime vibe.
Shangri-La Swizzle ($10)
Shangri-La Swizzle ($10)
A play on old-school swizzle drinks featuring Old Tom Gin, raspberry, Amaro Ciociaro, pineapple juice, lemon, and Averell, a gin liqueur infused with Damson plums. Despite the double-down on gin, the flavors remain subtly herbaceous and beautifully balanced.
MI5 ($10)
MI5 ($10)
The MI5 brings out Plymouth gin's darker side with a stir of Applejack, Cynar, and Dolin Sweet Vermouth.