Wednesday, November 14, 2012


1 1/2 oz Batavia Arrack
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Earl Grey Syrup (1:1)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing a large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon wheel and freshly grated cinnamon.

Two Fridays ago, I searched through the November/December issue of Imbibe Magazine that had just arrived. In the Batavia Arrack section were three drinks including Deep Ellum's Western Passage (strangely listed with Yellow Chartreuse instead of the Green Chartreuse they serve it with in Allston). One of the other two was the Bushwacked by Peter Vestinos of BellyQ in Chicago which called out to me with its tea syrup.
peter vestinos BellyQ chicago cocktail
The Bushwacked presented a lemon, cherry, and cinnamon aroma that later gained notes from the Earl Grey tea. A dry lemon and cherry sip led into a funky Batavia Arrack, black tea, and bergamot peel swallow.

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