1 1/2 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/2 oz Cognac
10 oz O'Hara's Irish Stout
Build in a highball and top with stout. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
For a second drink at Deep Ellum, bar owner Max Toste recommended the A Shot in the Dark beer cocktail that appears on the menu. The libation offered up the nutmeg's spice and sherry's grape aromas. A lightly carbonated malty sip gave way to a stout and grape swallow that ended dryly. Max commented that the beer is so rich and dry and the sherry adds a sweet component such that the whole mixture comes off like a Pedro Ximénez sherry.
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!)
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!