2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Pedro Ximénez Sherry
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Add straws.
For my second drink, I asked bar manager Sam Gabrielli for the Nana's Rocker; Sam mentioned that the recipe was created by bartender John McElroy. Nana's Rocker offered up an apple and grape aroma. Lime and grape flavors filled the sip, and the swallow began with tart apple notes and ended with Amaro Montenegro's herbal and bitter elements. With the apple and spice, the Nana's Rocker 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!