1 oz Dewar's Blended Scotch
1 oz Averna
1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 barspoon Lemon Juice
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Double strain into a wineglass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
The other drink I had at Lineage was the Fratelli Flip that bartender Brendan Pratt had created. Fratelli means "brothers" in Italian, and in the spirits world, it is often associated with amaro companies like Fernet, Campari, and Averna. The Flip began with a spiced nutmeg aroma that led into a thick, rich malt and caramel sip that had a hint of the lemon's brightness. Finally, the swallow offered up the Averna's herbal flavors followed by the Maraschino's nutty cherry.
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. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)