1 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Lillet Rose
1/2 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
For my first drink at Deep Ellum, I requested the Plateau Cocktail since the combination of gin, aromatized wine, and bitter liqueurs seemed perfect right before dinner. Indeed, the Plateau Cocktail did make for a great aperitif. Orange oils greeted the nose and gave way to a light caramel and wine sip. The swallow then offered floral, gentian, and juniper notes. Andrea commented that when she rolled it around on her tongue, it was candied and sweet, but that was countered by the bitter herbal swallow.
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!