1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye 1/2 oz Vergano Americano Chinato 1/2 oz Cynar 1/2 oz Aperol 1 dash Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
For a second cocktail at Bergamot, bartender Paul Manzelli made me A Few of My Favorite Things. With the name based off of a song from The Sound of Music, there were none of the things Mary Martin or Julie Andrews loved. Luckily, Paul's favorite things were more in my mood than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. The drink's aroma presented the Aperol and orange oils with a darker note from either the Cynar or Vergano at the end of the inhale. The sip was rather full flavored with grape and Aperol notes, and the swallow concluded with rye and Cynar elements.
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!