1 oz Corralejo Tequila
1/2 oz Root Liqueur
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with 2 oz ginger beer, garnish with grated nutmeg, and add a straw.
After Stoddard's, I took the Red Line back and decided to get a nightcap at Bergamot. When I asked bartender Paul Manzelli what he had been tinkering with lately, he replied that he was really excited about the Root liqueur that was new to the bar. In discussing Root drinks I have had, I mentioned that it went really well with tequila in the El Toro, and Paul began scheming a drink around this flavor pairing. The end result was a ginger beer-laden Buck that somewhat reminded me of the Restauranteur in structure. The Buck's nutmeg garnish produced a robust aroma, and the sip was a crisp combination of the ginger beer and lime flavors. Lastly, the tequila and liqueur's root beer-like notes rounded out the swallow.
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!