Thursday, March 14, 2013

tartini sling

3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Dry Gin
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Bénédictine

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass with ice. Top with ~1 1/2 oz High & Mighty Beer Of The Gods blonde ale and add a straw.

The drink that Andrea started with at Tavern Road was the Tartini Sling, and bartender Will was rather pleased by that choice since it was his creation. Will described how he riffed off of the classic Singapore Sling and swapped the orange liqueur for Cynar and the soda for beer. Sadly, I never got around to asking what the Highball was named after, but the possibility that it was named after Giuseppe Tartini, an 18th century Italian baroque composer and violinist, exists. Will's punk rock tattoo might suggest otherwise though.
tavern road fort point boston
The Sling's Cynar joined the citrus notes on the nose. On the sip, the lime and beer's malt were most apparent with a pleasing sort of apple-like flavor that neither Andrea or I could explain. Next, the cherry, bitter, and herbal notes came through on the swallow along with a lime finish.

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