1 oz Fino Sherry
1 oz Ford's Gin
3/4 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass rinsed with Green Chartreuse.
Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I made our way over to Belly Wine Bar after having dinner at Cambridge Brewing Company. For a first drink, I requested The Matic from bartender Ryan Connelly. Ryan described how this libation was created by bar manager Fanny Katz for the new sherry section of the cocktail menu. Once mixed, the Matic presented a gin aroma with hints of sherry and herbal notes. A lemon and caramel-tinged sip led into a gin swallow that shared a pleasant sharpness from a combination of dry sherry, crisp lemon juice, and herbal Chartreuse.
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!