Tuesday, January 5, 2010


3/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. The drink is often garnished with a long lemon twist. Photo below is not of the drink that I had; it is a photo Josh Childs sent me.
After our foray into Central Square, we walked toward home and took refuge from the cold winds at Trina's Starlite Lounge right outside of Inman Square. For my nightcap, I asked bartender Emma Hollander to make me the Shaddock off of their cocktail menu. The Shaddock, like my previous drink the Latest Word, was a four equal parts Genever recipe that mirrored the classic Last Word cocktail. In place of the Chartreuse, Maraschino, and lime juice were St. Germain, Aperol, and lemon juice, respectively. The drink was created by Josh Childs who also put the drink on the menu at Silvertone. The Shaddock started with a strong St. Germain nose. And like the Latest Word, the Genever's maltiness contributed a smoothness to the drink; however, the balance of this one was much sweeter. Most of the St. Germain and Aperol notes appeared in the middle of the sip with the St. Germain being the more dominant of the two. The lemon's crispness and the bitter botanical notes delightfully rounded off the Shaddock in the swallow.

Shaddock: a large yellow grapefruit-like citrus fruit allied to the orange and the lemon and presumed to be native to Malaysia and Polynesia. Named after Captain Shaddock, the 17th century English ship commander who introduced the citrus varietal to the West Indies.

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