1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Aperol
2 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
The last drink of the night at Bartenders on the Rise was Green Street's own Emily Stanley. While I was surprised by Bobby McCoy's choice of base spirit, I was not surprised to know that Emily chose Genever for she is our local brand ambassador for Bols Genever. Her drink, the William of Orange, started with an Aperol and malty Genever nose. The drink was rather richly flavored with Benedictine's herbal and Punt e Mes' grape flavors in the middle of the sip. The swallow was replete with bitter notes especially that sharp wormwood-like one in Bols Genever.
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!