2 oz London Dry Gin 1/2 oz Thyme-infused Honey Syrup 1/2 oz Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a thyme sprig.
Towards the end of dinner at Trina's Starlite Lounge, bartender Beau Sturm sent a round of the special cocktail of the day to our table. The drink was called the Don't Tread on Me and was essentially a Bee's Knees with two additional touches. One was that the drink took on an herbal note with the thyme-infused honey and a fruit note with the pear liqueur. The two additions paid dividends for the aroma which presented thyme and pear notes. The sweet, herbal honey sip contained pear and floral notes, and the swallow showcased the gin and thyme along with a citric bite. Andrea commented that the drink was "very beautiful and sophisticated"; I agreed and felt that the pear liqueur perhaps more so than the thyme took the mix to a higher level.
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.
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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)!