3/4 Brandy (1 1/2 oz Foret)
1 dash Apricot Brandy (3/8 oz Rothman & Winter)
1 dash Curaçao (3/8 oz Senior)
1 dash Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
After the Visionary Cocktail, I opened up our trusty copy of Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and turned to the brandy section. There, I spotted the Judge, and its Periodista-like combination of apricot liqueur and curaçao called out to me. Once mixed, the drink greeted the nose with an orange and apricot aroma. A stone fruit and grape sip transitioned to a swallow that began with brandy and candied orange flavors and ended pleasantly with Angostura's spice.
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, Amazon, 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)!