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!)