1/2 Dry Vermouth (1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry)
1/4 Bénédictine (3/4 oz)
1/4 Lime Juice (3/4 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After returning home from Steel & Rye, I was in the mood for a light nightcap to quench the night's warm air. In my 1940 edition of The How and When by Hyman Gale and Gerald F. Marco, I spotted the Queen Elizabeth Cocktail which reminded me of the Board of Directors with its dry vermouth base. Once mixed, it offered a lime and herbal aroma that led into a lime- and wine-flavored sip. Next, the herbalness of the Bénédictine filled the swallow that ended with a lime finish. Overall, the Queen Elizabeth was nice and cleansing and perfect for the hot evening.
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!