3/4 oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 3/4 oz Root Liqueur 3/4 oz Maple Syrup 3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to Kenmore Square to visit Eastern Standard followed by Island Creek Oyster Bar; we did not make the Jackson Cannon hat-trick complete with a visit to Hawthorne as one of my friends did this past week. For our first stop at Eastern Standard, I asked bartender Carrie Cole for the Grass Roots off the Tikisms section of the menu. The Grass Roots featured the root beer-flavored Root liqueur that Eastern Standard featured in another of their Tikisms this summer, the Root of All Evil. The Grass Roots began with a rich root beer and maple nose, and the sip's lime's crispness opposed the sweet, full mouthfeel of the maple syrup. The maple flavors were most prominent on the swallow though along with those of the liqueur, and the rum's spice notes rounded out the drink on the aftertaste.
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)!