3/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Continuing on with our barhopping on Saturday night, Andrea and I took the Red Line down one stop to Central Square where we visited Craigie on Main. On the menu were a few new drinks including the Latest Word which was described as "Death & Company's Ultimate Update" of the Last Word. This one in theory should fall somewhere between the whiskey-based Final Ward and the original gin recipe given the base spirit. Moreover, it would be the first of two equal parts Genever cocktails of the evening (see the forthcoming post about the Shaddock). The Latest Word's smoother and richer spirit, Bols Genever, did temper the drink's sharper flavors relative to the original version's dry gin. Indeed, the Chartreuse seemed more sedate than I remember it being, and perhaps the lime and Maraschino interplay took a small step forward in the flavor profile. As the drink warmed up, the Chartreuse took a more prominent role in the cocktail akin to how I remember the Last Word's balance being.
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.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!