1 1/2 oz Beija Cachaça
3/4 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Monin Orgeat
3 dash Falernum Bitters
Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry, and add a straw.
On Wednesday last week, Andrea and I headed over to Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Emma Hollander for the O.G. While Emma did confirm that the name stood for "original gangster," she surmised that the drink's inspiration occurred in Vegas. As almost an abstraction of a Mai Tai, the drink seemed worth a go. On the nose, the O.G. put forth a grassy and citrus aroma. Next, the lime and orange sip led into the cachaça balanced by the orgeat on the swallow.
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)!