1 oz Dewar's 12 Year Blended Scotch
1 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spritz of Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch.
Two Fridays ago, I stopped into Backbar for a drink. Bartender Joe Cammarata suggested the Czech Remedy, a smoke and spice number that was created as a group effort at Backbar. The Czech Remedy's recipe shared a similar structure to John Mayer's Magic Wand Malfunction which went in a more malt and maple direction. The drink itself offered an iodine smoke aroma that later contained honey and hints of clove as the drink acclimated to temperature. A lemon and honey sip gave way to a Scotch and clove swallow that later gained cinnamon notes.
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!