1 oz Old Monk Rum
1 oz Apricot Liqueur
1 oz Swedish Punsch
1 dash Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
For my second drink at the Citizen Wine & Cheese Bar in Worcester, I picked the Millionaire of Havana, one of the two Swedish Punsch-containing recipes on the menu. Bartender Dave Delaney merged two apricot liquer-laden classics, the Millionaire and the Havana, and I was curious to taste the resulting hybrid. Here, the lemon twist provided much of the drink's aroma. While the sip was mainly the richness of the dark rum, the swallow contained a lot more complexity with apricot, tea, citrus, and vanilla notes. As the drink warmed up, the Millionaire of Havana became more apricot driven and sweeter in balance.
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, 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)!