1 oz Ruby Port (Delaforce) 1 oz Calvados (Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy) 3/4 oz Cream 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1 Egg Yolk
Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg (some recipes also include orange zest in addition to the nutmeg).
On my way home from Drink on Sunday, I got off the Red Line a few stops early for a nightcap at Green Street Grill. Perusing the big cocktail menu for a new-to-me drink led to my requesting owner and bartender Dylan Black to make the Lazy Man Flip. The drink was created at the Milk and Honey bar and mimicks the style seen in such classics as the Coffee Cocktail. In the flip, the pungent nutmeg nose was followed by the creamy richness of the sip. The spice notes from the nutmeg carried over into the taste and mingled amiably with the ruby port and apple brandy flavors. The egg yolk and dairy added a distinct smoothness and full mouthfeel which worked well with the nightcap goal of my selection.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!