1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Crème de Cassis
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with ~5 oz Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale and garnish with a few spritzes of Fernet Branca Menta.
Two Wednesdays ago, we had to pick up a package at Fedex in South Boston, so we decided to tagteam the adventure with a trip to Local 149 for dinner. For a first drink, I decided to ask bar manager and Craigie on Main alum John Mayer for a Prison Nickname. John explained that the original reply to someone asking for the drink was to answer, "sure thing, buttercup." While the waitstaff apparently had no problem coming up with a list of possible nicknames to give out, they were too gunshy to kid with their clientele like that. Instead, Andrea joked that I should be "sweetcheeks" which was one of her old co-worker's nicknames for me.