2 oz Sobieski Vanilla Vodka 1 1/2 oz Meletti 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 3 dash Fee's Whiskey Barrel Bitters 3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Top with ~2 oz Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and add a straw.
After the Appalachian Flip, Andrea and I headed down to the Sobieski tasting room that was celebrating Polish Mardi Gras. Why were we heading down to a vodka tasting room? Because Aaron Butler of Russell House Tavern had mentioned that he was making a pair of drinks for the event, and he invited us to stop in. I was curious to see how someone with a palate I respect handled the spirit, so I chose his Death by Misadventure. The highball was yet another drink that utilized beer with successful results. This refreshing Fizz paired up citrus flavors with vanilla on the sip which was followed by hops and herbal complexity on the swallow. Moreover, the beer and lemon juice did a decent job balancing out the sweetness of the Meletti amaro. I am sure that I am missing some joke about Polish Mardi Gras and the distribution of beads, so feel free to craft your own -- er, wait... that was Bourbon Street last year, when a girl was throwing down beads so people would look at her flashing from the balcony above.
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. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)