1 1/2 oz Hennessy Cognac
1/2 oz Calvados
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a tulip beer glass.
The last drink Evan Zimmerman made me at Woodsman Tavern was the Indian Summer Sour. With the Calvados, lemon, and Benedictine, the drink reminded me a little of the Honeymoon Cocktail, so I was definitely game to try it. Once mixed, the Cognac aromas joined those of the Benedictine on the nose. The fruity lemon and apple sip was followed by a brandy and herbal Benedictine swallow. Though different from the Honeymoon Cocktail, it similarly could do no wrong and was perfect for the autumnal season.
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!