1 1/2 oz Daron Calvados
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Add a straw, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, we headed down to Estragon for dinner. For a first drink, bartender Sahil Mehta made me the Elegy, a recipe he created for a recent Angostura Bitters competition. The Elegy began its lament with lemon and apple aromas. The lemon sip offered a hint of apple notes, but most of the apple came through on the swallow along with herbal notes from the Averna and Angostura and a tart lemon finish.
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!