2 oz Cynar
1 oz No. 3 London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
2 dash Orange Bitters
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I stopped into Clio where bartender Greg Rossi was at the stick. Greg has recently joined the Clio crew, and I believe that the last time I sat at his bar was when he was working at Dalí in Somerville. For a drink, I asked Greg for the 2 From L.A. for the combination of Cynar and Green Chartreuse worked so well in Ryan Lotz's Monk's Thistle and the Cure's Drink of Laughter and Forgetting. The drink's nose offered up orange oils, juniper, and herbal notes. The sip was creamy with orange accents, and the swallow showcased the Cynar punctuated by sharper gin and Green Chartreuse notes.
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.