1 1/2 oz Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
4 dash Celery Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After Myers & Chang, Andrea and I went around the block to the Franklin Café where Sabrina Kershaw was tending bar. For a first drink, Andrea selected the Cleansing Tonic. With tequila, citrus, aromatized wine, and celery bitters, the drink reminded me a bit on paper of Phil Ward's Loop Tonic albeit a less herbal one. Once mixed, the Cleansing Tonic greeted the senses with an agave and lemon aroma. A citrus and wine sip then led into a tequila swallow with pleasing herbal notes.
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, 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)!