3/4 oz Chichicapa Mezcal (Sombra)
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Campari
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, we decided to venture into Beta Cocktails to find our evening's libation. There, I spotted an interesting quad from Maksym Pazuniak called the Last Mechanical Art. The drink started with an orange oil aroma that brightened up the mezcal's smokiness. While the sip was a gentle grape and caramel, the swallow began with Punt e Mes and Cynar's bitterness and ended with Campari and mezcal flavors. After a few sips, the Campari notes begin to linger on the finish; indeed, the Campari seemed to be better balanced in Maks' next iteration of this theme, Dancing in the Dark, which I will write about next week.
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!