1 1/2 oz Maurin Quina
3/4 oz Bookers Bourbon
3/4 oz Amaro Nonino
4 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a snifter glass.
While I was enjoying my 2011 at Local 149, John Mayer made Andrea a Bourbon drink that was heavy on the Maurin Quina. Since it lacked a name, I later dubbed it the Gens du Monde after a book of caricatures that Leonetto Cappiello did a few years before he got famous for designing a Maurin Quina poster that is now the bottle's label. Once mixed, the drink proffered a cherry and Bourbon aroma. The cherry continued into the sip where it paired with the Amaro Nonino's caramel. Finally, the swallow began with Bourbon and bitter herbal complexity and ended with a sweet chocolate-cherry finish. Overall, I enjoyed my tastes of Andrea's drink, but perhaps the cherry could be dialed back to an equal parts Maurin, amaro, and whiskey drink.
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!