Gatsby Goes Basic

The Omni William Penn Hotel has a new partnership with Wigle Whiskey. Their newly opened tasting room in the hotel is bringing a twist to the classics already featured. “Overall, one of our favorite things that we’ve released is Wigle’s Pressed Pennsylvania Pommeau,” says Audra Kelly, barrelhouse and cocktails manager at Wigle Whiskey. “It’s very different, very drinkable.” The liquor stars in Gatsby Goes Basic, a 1920s-inspired favorite that will be available in Omni’s Palm Court in early June. We can’t say “no way” to Rosé, so topping it with that completes our sparkling checklist! 

June 12, 2017


To make the orange zest simple syrup, steep orange peel in water and add sugar until it’s dissolved, then strain. Shake the orange zest simple syrup, Pressed Pennsylvania Pommeau, and lemon juice with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Top with sparkling Rosé, and garnish with an orange peel.

Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100.


For the drink:
  • 1 oz orange zest simple syrup
  • 1 oz Wigle Whiskey's Pressed Pennsylvania Pommeau
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • 3 oz sparkling Rose
  • 1 orange peel, for garnish
For the orange zest simple syrup:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange peel
  • 1 cup white sugar
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