2 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz Benedictine
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
For my second drink, I asked bartender Naomi Levy to make me one of the other new drinks on the menu, the Houdini. Naomi described the drink as one of Kevin Martin's concoctions and compared it to the Ford Cocktail. Later, Kevin explained that he was surprised that there was not to his knowledge a drink called the Houdini already and that the name added an air of mystery to the drink. The Houdini's aroma was malty and lemony from the Genever and the twist, and similar malt and citrus notes continued in the sip from the Bols and Cocchi Americano. The swallow was an intriguing combination of the Benedictine and Bols Genever botanicals which produced an almost chocolate note.
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!