Wednesday, August 6, 2008


2 oz applejack
1 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz St. Germain
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Last night after going to the Hendrick's Beantown Bartender Battle at Green Street, we stopped by Rendezvous to sample the cocktail wizardry of Scott Holliday at his new bar (Scott recently returned to Boston after a sojourn up north). The cocktail I went with, the Boutonnière, was a more complex version of the delightful Marconi Wireless(*) but without the richness of the sweet vermouth. CocktailDB tells me that Klondike Cocktail would be the closest cocktail (equal parts applejack, dry vermouth, orange bitters), and add in some elderflower liqueur and Peychaud's bitters. The addition of the extra flavors in the bitters and St. Germain definitely transformed the drink into something rather intriguing.

Also rather noteworthy was the glass of housemade ginger beer afterwards.

(*) So delightful, our newest cat is named Marconi after the cocktail.

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