1 oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Two Saturdays ago, our mint patch had finally returned and grown enough that we could make the Ghost in the Graveyard from Gary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011. The drink was created by Jane Lopes from Chicago's Violet Hour, and it called for Amaro Montenegro which we bought specifically for this drink. The Ghost in the Graveyard offered up a mint nose over herbal notes from the liqueurs. A crisp lime and Cocchi Americano sip led into a Yellow Chartreuse and Amaro Montenegro swallow that possessed mint notes that complemented the garnish's aroma. Overall, the drink started more citrus and Yellow Chartreuse driven, and as the ice melted, it became more bitter and Amaro Montenegro focused.
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)!