2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a flute glass. Top with 1 oz prosecco (Gruet Blanc de Blancs) and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Fridays ago for the cocktail hour, I flipped through Food & Wine: Cocktails 2013 and settled on the M-80. The drink was created by Erin Harris of Jimmy's in Aspen Colorado as her riff of the French 75. With the Ransom Old Tom and the Amaro Montenegro, the M-80 shared extra herbal notes to the lemon oil aroma of a regular French 75. Next, a carbonated lemon and grape sip led into a crisp juniper and herbal swallow with a winey finish.
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!