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!)
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!