1 1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
5 drop Liquid Smoke
2 dash Fee's Black Walnut Bitters
Build in a Highball glass. Top with ~10 oz Berkshire Brewing Company Coffee Porter.
A few Wednesdays ago, we paid a visit to Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Patrick Gaggiano for the Irish Rover, a new beer cocktail on their list. The name is most like a reference to an Irish folk song about a great sailing ship that meets its doom, and the song has been covered by the likes of the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues. In cocktail form, the beer's roasted malt notes filled the aroma and continued on into the sip along with the carbonation. Next, the swallow began with the Irish whiskey, coffee, and walnut flavors and ended with a smoke finish. In a way, it was the tall version of the Breakfast I had two nights before.
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.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!