1 1/2 oz Lecompte 5 Year Calvados
1/2 oz Krogstad Aquavit
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Earl Grey Syrup
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
For a final libation at Craigie on Main, I asked bartender Ann Thompson for the Bayeux Cocktail. The drink's name makes reference to the town in Normandy where Lecompte Calvados is produced. Once mixed, the drink provided a fruity aroma from the orange oils, Calvados' apple, and Earl Grey's bergamot that was all spiced by the aquavit's caraway. The Calvados contributed both an apple sip and swallow, and the swallow was greatly complemented by the caraway and other herbal elements in the mix.
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!