2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Two Thursday ago, Andrea and I dined at Rendezvous in Cambridge. For a first drink, bartender Scott Holliday made me a recipe that he had come up with the night before with Drink's John Gertsen. They named this mezcal Red Hook variation after the Winter Hill neighborhood in Somerville where Scott, John, and we live called Magoun Square. The drink began with a mezcal nose that led into a grape sip. The smoky agave was counted by the Maraschino on the swallow.
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!)