2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 oz Campari
2 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, Andrea took me out for part 2 of my birthday celebration at Sycamore in Newton. For a first cocktail, I asked bartender Scott Shoer for the Good Buddy which was a riff on the classic Old Pal. Once mixed, the Good Buddy offered an orange and floral aroma with a muted Campari note. Next, orange and malt on the sip led into Bourbon and Campari flavors on the swallow. Definitely the swap of dry for bianco vermouth made for a more quaffable potation here.
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!