1/3 Booth's Gin (1 oz Hayman's Navy Strength)
1/3 Lemon Juice (1 oz)
1/6 Gomme Syrup (1/2 oz Simple)
1/6 Strega (1/2 oz)
Spot of Egg White (1/2 Egg White)
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Thursdays ago, we began the cocktail hour with an interesting Strega drink from the Café Royal Cocktail Book called the Georgia. The drink began with a lemon and herbal aroma that contained an oregano-like note. The sweet, smooth sip yielded a pleasing lemon flavor that led into a botanical-rich swallow with gin and Strega notes. Overall, the Georgia was a lot smoother of a Strega drink than the Berkley Hotel Cocktail perhaps due to the egg white and addition sugar added.
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.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!