1 1/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1/4 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Agave Syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice and double strain into a rocks glass.
For my second drink at No. 9 Park, I asked bartender Ted Kilpatrick for the Fire in the Orchard which Andrea enjoyed a lot last time. True to the drink's name, the aroma put forth an apple, pear, and smoke nose. Next, citrus and apple filled the sip that was chased by pear and smokey mezcal 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. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)