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.
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!