Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
For a nightcap two Tuesdays ago, I decided to make the Libbey Cocktail in Louis' Mixed Drinks from 1906. What seemed at first like a very simple cocktail turned out to be a quite enjoyable and elegant number. The Libbey began with orange and brandy notes that led into a dry sip that contained a light degree of fruit or berry flavors. The swallow then proffered the Cognac along with raspberry and orange notes. I was impressed at how the dry vermouth worked with the syrup to create some tangy berry notes at the end.
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!