1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1 oz Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
After Clio, I continued home and stopped in at Brick and Mortar on the way. For a libation, bartender Kenny Belanger made me the Honky and the Donkey. The drink was a combination of Misty Kalkofen's mixology and owner Patrick Sullivan's naming abilities. The cocktail began with a mezcal and sherry aroma. A slightly sweet sip offered up grape and light citrus notes, and the smoky mezcal swallow shared the sherry's nutty and the Bénédictine's herbal flavors.
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.